Bariatric Weight Loss & Metabolic Surgery

Bariatric Weight Loss & Metabolic Surgery

Dr. Danthuluri’s greatest interest is in metabolic surgery for weight loss. That includes the sleeve gastrectomy, single anastomosis duodenal ileal bypass (SADI), and gastric bypass procedures. He also performs bariatric surgery and offers management of the Lap-Band and band removal as well as revisional surgery. *Revisional surgery included band removal, and conversion of the sleeve to SADI – just to name a few. He is fellowship-trained in bariatric surgery and a fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

Metabolic surgery refers to a variety of surgical procedures performed to control metabolic disorders such as diabetes. Bariatric surgery is specifically aimed at patients with unhealthy weight and associated comorbidities. People with a body mass index higher than 40 have class III obesity. Metabolic/bariatric surgery is the most effective and long-lasting treatment for severe obesity. It results in significant weight loss and leads to the improvement, prevention, or resolution of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, sleep apnea, and even certain cancers.

  1. Danthuluri’s typical patient seeking weight loss surgery has a BMI above *30 with a medical condition that they want to be cured forever, such as diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), or fatty liver disease. His typical patient for medical weight loss has a BMI of *25-30 and is usually aged 18 to 60.

Dr. Danthuluri is also a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) and certified in medical weight loss, which means he has additional training in weight loss maintenance using the newest medications and dietary guidelines. He works with a registered dietician to develop A 12-month medical weight loss program with customized dietary recommendations in addition to the latest, most effective medications. He believes that at the core of a successful weight loss program is a strong dietician, and Dr. Danthuluri works with one of the best in town.

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