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Stigma about Bariatric surgery

Dr. Brian Chin
Dr. Brian Chin

Commonly asked questions for a Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Brian Chin.

Dr. Brian Chin practices advanced laparoscopic, bariatric, and general surgery at BASS Medical Group’s Walnut Creek and Brentwood offices.

Dr. Chin earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School, then returned to California for his surgery residency at the University of California at San Diego, where he won the Department of Medicine’s Halasz Award for surgical consultation and the Department of Surgery’s Chairman’s Prize for teaching and service excellence. Additionally, he served as administrative chief resident.

Following residency, Dr. Chin completed a fellowship in bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgery at the University of California at San Francisco, working alongside world-renowned leaders at the forefront of laparoscopic surgery.

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Video Transcript

What is the most common stigma behind weight loss surgery that I would like to dispel? I would say one of the more common misconceptions I hear patients voice about weight loss surgery is that they don't really need it and if they had enough willpower, they could just diet and exercise on their own. What we know is that obesity is a disease and in fact, most patients who end up having weight loss surgery have been able to lose weight with dieting and exercising over their lifetimes. The problem is, they always regain the weight, and they get into the cycle called yo-yo dieting, whereas with weight loss surgery patients typically lose their weight and keep the weight off permanently. I'm Dr. Brian Chin, thanks for listening. If you would like to learn more about me or Bass Medical Group, please visit us online at bassmedicalgroup.com or check us out on YouTube.

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Stigma about Bariatric surgery