A Special Tool, A Special Team
The Surgical Weight Loss Program at the Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) offers the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band procedure to patients who meet specific criteria.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene surgeons Donald Dupuis, MD, and Michael Ormont, MD, discuss the gastric banding procedure with Pam Morrison, PA, the program's manager.
Donald Dupuis, MD, is head of CMC/DHK's Bariatric Surgery Team. He explains, "Obesity is a complex problem that is produced at the confluence of a person's genetic and emotional makeup and the culture they live in. Consequently, there are many ways of dealing with the problem – surgery is one way that is highly effective and durable. There are several different bariatric (weight loss) surgeries – gastric banding is just one of them. Banding has a number of advantages: it's reversible and it's relatively low risk."
CMC/DHK Bariatric Surgery Team is comprised of Dr. Dupuis, fellow surgeon Michael Ormont, MD, program coordinator Pam Morrison, PA, a nutritional consultant, and behavioral consultant Amanda Houle – all of whom have experience in bariatric medicine and a personal commitment the surgical approach to obesity.