A bariatric physician is a doctor that specializes in obesity, the medical management of weight loss and related medical conditions.  Besides diagnosing, treating and managing weight loss issues, bariatric surgeons offer a multitude of gastric bypass and other surgeries to help patients lose weight faster, especially for the obese.  When a bariatric physician's level of care, skill or treatment falls below the standard of care and inflicts permanent injury or death to a patient, medical malpractice may have occurred.  Unfortunately, even the best bariatric physicians can commit errors and mistakes that may result in serious injuries or wrongful death.

Bariatric physician medical malpractice may include:

  • Complication of Gastric Bypass or Weight Loss Surgery;
  • Delay in Diagnosis or Diagnostic Errors;
  • Failure to Advice of Serious Side Effects of Gastric Bypass Surgery, Including Risk of Heart Attacks, Stroke, Hypoglycemia and Other Serious Ailments;
  • Failure to Diagnose;
  • Failure to Document Chart;
  • Failure to Document Clinical Findings;
  • Failure to Obtain Informed Consent;
  • Failure to Obtain Informed Refusal;
  • Failure to Refer to Other Specialists;
  • Failure to Supervise;
  • Failure to Treat;
  • Medication Errors;
  • Standard of Care Violations;
  • Weight Loss Surgery Malpractice.

Bariatric physicians or bariatricians perform some of the following medical services:

  • Perform initial patient work-up;
  • Treat the morbidly obese;
  • Determine treatment based on patient's history, physical examination, lab work, and other tests;
  • Provide counseling and follow-up on proper eating habits, exercise and behavior modification;
  • Develop individual weight loss maintenance programs;
  • Prescribe weight loss medications and advice of benefits and risks;
  • Treat obesity conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc.
  • Treat childhood and adolescent obesity problems;
  • Perform weight loss surgery including:
  • § Lap-Band or Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • § Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • § Gastroplasty
  • § Gastric Reduction
  • § Stomach Reduction
  • § Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • § Vertical Banded Gastroplasty
  • § Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass
  • § Laparoscopic Surgery
  • § Gastric Bypass
  • § Duodenal Switch
  • § Biliopancreatic Diversion

You can reach Medical Malpractice Injury Lawyer J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo by dialing his direct number at (786) 272-5841, calling the main office at (305) 461-1095, or Toll Free at 1 (866) 71-CLAIM or email Attorney Gonzalez-Sirgo directly at [email protected].

J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo
J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, P.A.
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