Dr. Popoola shares how long he has been performing bariatric surgery and describes his role at Surgilite Bariatric Management.
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I have been practicing bariatric surgery for over 25 years. I was very lucky to be affiliated with the pioneers of the surgeons that developed bariatric surgery in the late 70s and early 80s, and this is very important because it gives you an added advantage of seeing the evolution of bariatric surgery in terms of seeing the surgical procedures that were developed earlier and how those have been replaced recently with advanced procedure. And right now, the procedures are performed laparoscopically with minimally invasive technique, which is a big advancement compared to how we started several years ago. I am the founder of the Surgilite Medical Group, which was founded in 1984, and since then, Surgilite has treated over 5,000 patients. A few years ago we started the Surgilite Bariatric Management Program and this program was designed to educate and create awareness among patients about the Surgilite program, the surgical program. The headquarters of the Surgilite Bariatric Management is located in Torrance, California with a satellite office in Sacramento, California. Since the formation of the Surgilite Bariatric Management, the program has treated patients from across the country.