The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)and the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) have designated our bariatric program as a Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery. We are very proud of this designation, as it reflects our ongoing commitment to excellence in all areas of the performance of bariatric surgery.
We continue to be a Center of Excellence in the new MBSAQIP Center of Excellence program governed by the ASMBS and the ACS (American College of Surgeons).
Dr. Smith has been involved with the development of laparoscopic techniques for the
Duodenal Switch procedure. He was the third surgeon in the world to perform the totally laparoscopic Duodenal Switch, and has now performed over 500 of these totally laparoscopic Duodenal Switch Procedures. He has also done over 900 laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass procedures and hundreds of Sleeve Gastrectomy procedures as well.
He was the first bariatric surgeon in the world to present the Hand-Sewn Duodenal-Ileal Anastomosis technique for the Duodenal Switch, and he has presented his techniques and results with the Totally Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch procedure at national and international meetings of bariatric surgeons. Dr. Smith continues to be an authority on the performance of the laparoscopic Duodenal Switch, the Sleeve Gastrectomy, and on the performance of high quality bariatric surgery in general.
He is also very involved with teaching laparoscopic bariatric surgery techniques to other bariatric surgeons, especially the Sleeve Gastrectomy, the Sleeve Gastrectomy with Duodenal Switch, and laparoscopic suturing techniques.
Dr. Smith has served as a Committee member in both the
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). and the
Society of American Gastrointestinal
Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
Currently he is serving as a site surveyor for the MBSAQIP Center of Excellence Program for bariatric surgery programs.
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You can also see VIDEO CLIPS of Dr. Smith's Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and the Duodenal Switch! Go to the
Duodenal Switch page to view them.