Dr. Kelvin Higa Joins Advisory Board of Consumer Guide to Bariatric Surgery

March 24, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
San Diego, March 24, 2009 Consumer Guide to Bariatric Surgery is proud to announce that Kelvin Higa, MD, FACS, FASMBS, the immediate past president for the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, is now a member of its advisory board. A graduate of the UCLA medical school, Dr. Higa will help review content for consumers interested in the various bariatric surgery procedures available today.

Dr. Higa completed his residency training in 1988 and served as chief of vascular surgery at the VA Medical Center in Fresno, Calif. In 1990, he entered private practice but has continued to devote a large amount of time to teaching while serving as chief of surgery for Community Medical Centers as well as Saint Agnes Medical Center, based in Fresno.

Dr. Higa has been performing open bariatric surgical procedures since the early 1990s. He performed the first laparoscopic gastric bypass in the Central Valley in 1998 and was part of the team that performed the very first laparoscopic adjustable gastric band in Fresno.

In addition to his position as clinical professor of surgery at the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program, Dr. Higa has been appointed to the National Faculty for Bariatric Surgery by the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Higa continues to chair many international conferences devoted to bariatric surgery.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with Dr. Higa," says Denise Mann, editor of Consumer Guide to Bariatric Surgery. "I believe his expertise and insight will help us take our website to the next level, one where we can provide comprehensive information for consumers interested in bariatric surgery and those who are adjusting to their new life after weight loss surgery."

All articles on the site are reviewed by leading bariatric surgeons to ensure consumers are receiving the highest-quality, most trustworthy information on the Internet.

Consumer Guide to Bariatric Surgery is published by Ceatus Media Group LLC, a provider of online health information and physician directories.

About Consumer Guide to Bariatric Surgery

Consumer Guide to Bariatric Surgery is a one-stop, independent resource with comprehensive information on life before, during and after bariatric surgery. This website provides detailed information about weight loss surgery (or bariatric surgery), including information about who make the best candidates for each procedure, the recovery time after surgery and appropriate expectations.

Popular topics include:

- Gastric bypass.
- Gastric banding.
- Duodenal switch.
- Bariatric surgery for teens.
- Bariatric surgery cost.
- Choosing a bariatric surgeon.

Bariatric surgery articles are reviewed by an editorial advisory board comprising some of the nation's leading surgeons, assuring consumers of the highest-quality, most trustworthy information on the Web. To complement this robust content, a before-and-after photo gallery is available.

For more information contact:

Denise Mann, Editor
(212) 794-3832

Tom Meinert, Publisher
(908) 534-7776

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