Patient Education and Information

The Media Learning Center features educational videos, animations of procedures, and other resources created by Department of Surgery experts. Initially developed for patients, these resources contain highly specific, up-to-date information that is also valuable for clinicians who wish to learn from top experts about the latest treatment options.

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Weight Loss
Marc Bessler, MD
The duodenal switch is a complex, yet extremely effective weight loss operation that both decreases the size of the stomach and limits the absorption of calories from food.
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Marc Bessler, MD
A sleeve gastrectomy is a weight loss procedure that removes most of the stomach – reducing the size of the stomach and simultaneously reducing the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.
Weight Loss
Marc Bessler, MD
Dr. Bessler discusses gastric bypass surgery, which is still considered the "gold standard" of bariatric surgery.
Weight Loss
Marc Bessler, MD
Dr. Bessler discusses how patients can best prepare for weight loss surgery.
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Marc Bessler, MD
Dr. Marc Bessler discusses sleeve gastrectomy, which offers fewer side effects than gastric bypass surgery.
Weight Loss
Marc Bessler, MD
Dr. Bessler discusses a weight loss procedure known as adjustable gastric banding.
Weight Loss
Marc Bessler, MD
Dr. Marc Bessler gives a quick overview of bariatric surgery and the different surgical options available to patients.
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Jeffrey L. Zitsman, MD
Dr. Jeffrey Zitsman addresses questions regarding adolescent obesity surgery.
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Beth A. Schrope, MD, PhD
Dr. Beth Schrope provides an introduction to the different weight loss surgery options available for patients.