Dr. Kabir Mehta, M.D., has recently performed newer, more evolved bariatric procedures at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH)
using the innovative new da Vinci Xi robot. In fall 2023, Dr. Mehta performed the first Modified Duodenal Switch, also known as SADI-S (Single Anastomosis Duodeno-ileostomy with sleeve gastrectomy) and Robotically performed Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) with excellent results, paving the way for more successful procedures.
“I’m excited to bring these more advanced and cutting-edge operations to the Appalachia region. These operations are very safe and tremendously successful. I have been able to perform these operations for many other patients who have went on to have smooth recoveries with their desired weight loss and relief from long-term medical problems,” says Dr. Mehta.
Patients with obesity and associated medical problems such as diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heartburn or reflux, fatty liver disease, and joint problems benefit tremendously from weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgery has also been proven to decrease risk of cancer and increase life span by many years.
“These operations are far superior in terms of not only weight loss, but also preventing weight regain and resolving or improving many of the
resistant medical problems associated with obesity,” continues Dr. Mehta.
These procedures are advanced, safe, and ultimately help treat obesity and associated medical problems. They have proven more successful than sleeve gastrectomy and weight-regain is significantly reduced as well. However, the choice of the correct operation is different for every patient depending on their previous medical conditions and surgical history.
Bariatric surgery, also called weight loss surgery, is a category of surgical procedures intended to help people with obesity lose weight and treat various medical problems. Healthcare providers
may recommend bariatric surgery if other weight loss methods have failed and if obesity appears to pose a greater risk to your health than surgery. Dr. Mehta and team are committed to bringing newer and safer ways to help promote the overall health in this region.
Dr. Mehta has been fellowship trained at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for Minimally Invasive, Advanced Gastrointestinal and Bariatric surgery using the new da Vinci Xi robot.
For more information on this type of procedure or to schedule a consultation, please visit your local provider or visit https://www.arh.org/general-surgery/bariatric-surgery.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH), is a not-for-profit health system operating 14 hospitals in Barbourville, Hazard, Harlan, Hyden, Martin, McDowell, Middlesboro, Paintsville, Prestonsburg, West Liberty, Whitesburg, and South Williamson in Kentucky and Beckley and Hinton in West Virginia, as well as multi-specialty physician practices, home health agencies, home medical equipment stores and retail pharmacies. ARH employs more than 6,500 people with an annual payroll and benefits of $330 million generated into our local economies. ARH also has a network of more than 600 active and courtesy medical staff members. ARH is the largest provider of care and the single largest employer in southeastern Kentucky and the third-largest private employer in southern West Virginia.