ST Medical Monday: News and Notes Regarding Bariatric Surgery
On this edition of our program, we learn about bariatric surgery, also known as weight-loss surgery. Once thought of in strictly "cosmetic" terms, the procedure has become more common, and more applicable, in recent years. Indeed, bariatric surgery is now known to foster significant loss of weight, recovery from diabetes, and improvement in the risk of cardiovascular issues. Our guest is a faculty member at the OU-TU School of Community Medicine and a specialist in bariatric procedures, Dr. Robert B. Lim. Dr. Lim is an Associate Professor of Surgery at OU-Tulsa; he's also the Resident Program Director and the Vice-Chair of Education for the Department of Surgery. A former military surgeon, Dr. Lim served in six deployments to the combat zones of Iraq and Afghanistan.