With obesity affecting more and more people, this show looks to discuss the in’s and out’s of bariatric surgery and features Dr. Titus Duncan of Peachtree Surgical and Bariatrics … all brought to you by HealthGate. Guest host today is Deloris Hartley.
Morbid obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States. For severely obese patients who have not had success with medically supervised weight loss plans, bariatric surgery can be a lifesaving and life changing treatment . Bariatric procedures have risen from about 16,000 in the 1990’s to now over 200,000 procedures being performed each year in the US. This segment will focus on the “internal changes and external” aspects of this type of surgical treatment.
Titus D. Duncan, M.D./Peachtree Surgical and Bariatrics
A graduate of University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, Dr. Duncan completed his residency training at Georgia Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Duncan has practiced general surgery since 1983 and is affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center, Emory Crawford Long Hospital. He is a board certified general surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Duncan is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery at Atlanta Medical Center and Morehouse School of Medicine. He has taught minimally invasive and laparoscopic techniques to surgeons in the United States and abroad.
Dr. Duncan is the founder of Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics Associates, P.C. located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Duncan is the Health News Reporter for Fox 5’s Housecall segment on “Good Day Atlanta”.
A pioneer in laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Duncan is one of the first surgeons in the United States to successfully perform an endoscopic transaxillary approach to remove the thyroid and parathyroid gland. He has made numerous national and international presentations and has published extensively on topics related to minimally invasive surgery.