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Worth the Weight? Breaking Down Bariatric Surgery Myths

Worth the Weight? Breaking Down Bariatric Surgery Myths

Update: 2022-08-17


Join Dr. Danielle Belardo and her expert of the week, bariatric surgeon and obesity medicine specialist Dr. Garth Davis, for a myth-busting episode about weight loss surgery. Dr. Davis debunks the enormous amount of misinformation circling social media about the harm of these surgeries and provides an inside look into what you can expect before, during and after surgery. Danielle and Garth dive into the pros and cons of the most common weight loss surgeries and provide the facts so people can make an educated decision on whether bariatric surgery is right for them.   



Danielle and Garth discuss:  


  • The anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract  

  • The history of gastric bypass surgery and why it causes weight loss 

  • Myths and misconceptions surrounding bariatric surgery 

  • Criteria to qualify for bariatric surgery  

  • The long term effects and success rate of surgery 

  • How to find a great surgeon and what kinds of questions to ask 

  • Risks and benefits associated with bariatric surgery 



Garth Davis, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is a board-certified bariatric surgeon and obesity medicine specialist physician in Houston, Texas. For more than 20 years, Dr. Davis has specialized in bariatric and general surgery and has performed thousands of weight loss surgeries. He is currently working at Houston Methodist West and Houston Methodist Downtown and serves as the Medical Director for the system’s Clinic For Chronic Metabolic Disease. He has started and led several of the largest multidisciplinary weight loss programs and is an invited keynote speaker on topics related to obesity and obesity surgery. Dr. Davis is a published author of two books: "Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession With Meat is Killing Us" and "The Expert’s Guide to Weight-Loss Surgery." He founded the two largest bariatric practices in Houston: the Houston Medical Clinic and the Davis Clinic. 

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Worth the Weight? Breaking Down Bariatric Surgery Myths

Worth the Weight? Breaking Down Bariatric Surgery Myths

Danielle Belardo