According to the May issue of the Connect online publication of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Many ‘Biggest Loser’ Contestants Leave Show with Slower Metabolisms and Regain Their Weight reports that “Everything ‘The Biggest Loser’ taught you about weight loss is wrong.”
A new study found that many contestants on “The Biggest Loser,” NBC’s long-running reality show known for its extreme weight loss measures, leave with slower metabolisms, making it that much more difficult to maintain or continue their weight loss once they leave the show. In fact, after six years, most regain a significant amount of the weight they lost.
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.
The American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association have recently released a revised joint scientific statement outlining best practices to reduce cardiovascular risk in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), published in both Diabetes Care and Circulation. The statement acknowledges that bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for attaining significant and durable weight loss in severely obese patients,” and that bariatric/metabolic surgery is increasingly accepted as resulting in remission from T2DM.
On July 14, 2015 Dr. Steven Fowler and Castle Medical Center were featured on KHON’s Living 808 morning news show Living Healthy concerning Bariatric Surgery and Obesity.
A video story on our patient Josh Hamilton was aired and then Dr. Fowler was interviewed by Trini Kaopuiki. The six minute television segment was very informative and inspiring to anyone thinking about having bariatric surgery. Dr. Fowler’s overall message in the interview was bariatric surgery is used as a tool in conjunction with a lifestyle change that will result in improved health.
Dr. Steven Fowler with Aloha Surgery has done over 1100 bariatric cases at Castle Medical Center since 2006. He has performed the most cases in the state. In addition, the program has been designated a Center of Excellence, and now MBSAQIP by the American College of Surgeons. The program submits its outcomes to a national database to ensure we reach safety and performance standards. This transparency in outcomes is a unique component of our program.
Over the last couple years we have had a handful of reviews on Yelp from our post-bariatric patients. We would LOVE to hear more from our bariatric patients! We are offering a Yelp special right now to all of our patients – review us on Yelp and receive a FREE BOTTLE OF VITAMIN OF YOUR CHOICE!