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Guilherme M Campos, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, has had success with a very rare procedure – laparoscopic weight loss surgery following a liver transplant. Dr. Campos estimates that there have been fewer than five of these surgeries performed in the United States.

More recently, weight loss surgery has been used as an adjunct to help patients who have end-stage organ failure and need to lose significant weight before transplant. But it also helps patients who gained weight due to the multiple medications needed after transplant surgery.

For those reasons, the staffs of the transplant and bariatric surgery programs at UW Hospital and Clinics are working together to create better pathways for these patients. The new program, known as the UW Health Medical and Surgical Weight Management Program, includes both medical and surgical approaches to weight loss.

Click here to read the full article on laparoscopic weight loss surgery following liver transplant in UW Health’s Medical Directions newsletter.

The UW Health Medical and Surgical Weight Management Program offers our patients the means to lose weight safely, restore health and improve quality of life. Dr. Campos works side-by-side with Co-Medical Director, Michael J Garren, MD and Jacob A. Greenberg, MD, EdM to care for patients seeking to lose weight through medical or surgical means. Working together for the good of the patient is one reason we are a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.

To learn more about the Medical and Surgical Weight Loss Program at UW Health, please click here. Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System