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The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center can help those struggling with obesity get the long-term weight loss they need and lead a longer and healthier life.  The following patients talk about how weight-loss...
Tracy Hecker struggled with her weight her entire life. "I hated looking at myself from the neck down. My being overweight put a big strain on my marriage," says Tracy Hecker. "I felt that since I didn’t like what I saw in the mirror neither would...
James D. Atkinson, MD, FACS James D. Atkinson, MD, FACS is devoted exclusively to the practice of weight loss surgery and has used his expertise to positively change the lives of hundreds of patients. He is a member of the American Society for...
Some wounds (any type of break in the skin) heal on their own with a bandage and a little patience, but those that don't heal normally require specialized and aggressive medical treatment. If a wound doesn’t improve after four weeks, or does not...