Register for a Seminar Today to Find Answers to Your Questions

According to a 2019 article in U.S. News & World Report, nearly 40% of all adults over the age of 20 in the U.S. – about 93.3 million people – are currently obese. With the pandemic, that number may have possibly increased in 2020 and 2021.

Weight-Loss Surgeon Darren Soong, MD, standing outsideBeing overweight and obese may lead to many additional health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, respiratory issues and some forms of cancer.

Maybe now is the time to consider weight-loss surgery for you or a family member. Darren Soong, MD (pictured), a longtime surgeon with the Surgical Weight Control Center, says most people have similar questions surrounding surgery: 

  • Will I lose too much weight?
  • What about the loose skin? Will I look like a Shar-Pei dog?
  • Can I drink alcohol and carbonated beverages? Can I smoke marijuana?
  • What is the recovery time?

The answers, Dr. Soong says, are readily answered at any of the free seminars offered regularly at their office. An online seminar is also available.

All surgeries are performed by Dr. Soong, James Atkinson, MD, or Mark Leduc, MD, at Desert Springs Hospital, which features a fully accredited Bariatric Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. The bariatric team at Desert Springs Hospital offers support through the entire weight-loss surgery process, from preoperative education to postoperative support.

“In the past year, we’ve all come to appreciate life, health, celebrating important milestones and small moments of laughter and joy with others,” said Dr. Soong. “Losing weight is an important key to living your best life, and we’re here to help.”

​Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if bariatric surgery is right for you.