A fantastic article in Shape was forwarded to me, and I wanted to take a minute to encourage you to check it out: Why Weight-Loss Surgery is Not the “Easy Way Out.”More
Did you know Aloha Surgery is on Facebook? Follow us on Facebook to receive information on Information Sessions, Support Groups, Bariatric Supplements, Events, Patient Testimonials, and even Hear Patients’ Experiences and Tips from Dr. Fowler.More
You might have noticed that Dr. Fowler now monitors a new yearly lab value, called Parathyroid Hormone or PTH. This hormone is produced by your Parathyroid Glands in your neck. The glands help regulate the Calcium and Phosphorous levels in your blood. When your calcium level gets low, the glands secrete PTH. PTH acts on your bones to release calcium and increase gut absorption to maintain proper blood levels.More
Considering weight loss surgery or already in the CMC bariatric program? Castle Medical Center Bariatrics has its very own app!More
Dr. Steven Fowler has been the first and only program in the state of Hawaii to provide the Gastric Balloon. The first case was on March 25, 2016.
This new tool for weight loss is a temporary implanted gastric balloon. The Balloon is placed in the stomach via an endoscope procedure which takes approximately 15 minutes to perform. The Gastric Balloon is left in place for 6 months, then removed by a second endoscopic procedure. This is a temporary device that does not require surgery only mild sedation.More