Not all bariatric surgeons are board-certified, or have been trained extensively in a formal fellowship program, but not all bariatric patients take the extra step of reviewing a surgeon’s qualifications before moving forward with the procedure. This is unfortunate because the decision to have gastric surgery is a significant one and these procedures require a great deal of expertise and skill.
Board-certified bariatric surgeons who have undergone advanced training and have passed rigorous exams testing their knowledge are specialists in that field, they maintain an enduring commitment to continuing education. Although all gastric surgeries have inherent risks regardless of who performs them, choosing a board-certified, fellowship trained bariatric surgeon could be an effective way to minimize those risks.
Dr. Mirza at Bariatric Care Centers has been board certified by the American Board of Surgery and has received advanced fellowship training in laparoscopic bariatric surgery techniques. New and current bariatric patients near Houston can request an appointment with Dr. Mirza by calling 713-339-1353.
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