GW Hospital HealthCast

by George Washington University Hospital

Understanding Weight-Loss Surgery

Khashayar Vaziri, MD - Speaker Bio
Khashayar Vaziri, MD is board-certified in General Surgery and member of the medical staff at The George Washington University Medical Center. He specializes in advanced laparoscopic and gastrointestinal surgery.  He also serves as the director of surgical clerkship as well as an associate professor at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences.  His areas of interest include laparoscopic surgery for gastroesophageal reflux, achalasia, hiatal hernias, bariatric surgery and laparoscopic surgery for the stomach, colon, pancreas, spleen and adrenal glands.

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  • Topic Info:Khashayar Vaziri, MD, discusses the two types of weight-loss surgery offered by GW Hospital (laparoscopic gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy). Both procedures are minimally invasive and allow patients a quick and less painful recovery than past surgical techniques.

    Dr. Vaziri also explains the pre- and post-operative protocols, chronic health conditions that can be alleviated by undergoing the procedure (diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, reflux, arthritis), and which individuals are ideal candidates for bariatric surgery.