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Who is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Who is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Dr. Steven Fowler has been doing bariatric or weight loss surgery for over 10 years at Adventist Health Castle in Kailua. He is the leader for bariatric surgery in Hawaii and has done about 2,000 cases to date.

Dr. Steven Fowler and Adventist Health Castle was recently highlighted on Hawaii News Now’s HINow Daily segment, “Who is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?” 

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Parathyroid Hormone

Parathyroid Hormone

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. 

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