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Bariatric Care Radio with Charlie Brown and Dr, Dennis Smith with Advanced Obesity Sugery

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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 300 of these totally laparoscopic Duodenal Switch Procedures. He has also done over 600 laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass procedures. 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. 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. Charlie Brown, MBA, is a successful weight loss surgery patient having lost 137lbs. since January 2007. She is the Executive Director of Bariatric Care Network. Charlie is a highly sought after Bariatric Relationship Speaker and Radio Talk Show Host. She has an extensive background in relationship seminar facilitating and leadership commutation training. Charlie has been married to husband Charles for 19 years with six daughters and understands what it takes to create longevity in a relationship. As an activist for relationships, Charlie gives her time freely at many small support groups to help couples achieve the quality relationship they so richly deserve.