Are You Tired of the Weight?

Dr. Luis Gorospe, a highly experienced bariatric surgeon who provides ­personalized, friendly care to each of his patients, offers free weekly seminars on weight loss surgery.

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2012

Luis V. Gorospe, MD, FACS.

Luis V. Gorospe, MD, FACS.

If you are morbidly obese and suffering from medical ­complications stemming from being overweight, surgery may be the right answer for you. With so many options available, it can be stressful and confusing ­choosing where to go, who to see, and what surgery is right for you. To help answer these questions and determine if you are a proper candidate for weight loss surgery, Dr. Luis Gorospe, based out of Wagoner Community Hospital, offers free weekly ­seminars designed to address all of your questions and concerns.

    During the seminars, Dr. Gorospe explains the entire process from beginning to end and assists the small group of attendees in determining if they are qualified for surgery. To some people, for example, he may suggest lifestyle changes ­prior to, or even in place of, ­opting for surgery. For those who are qualified to undergo the operation, Dr. Gorospe offers roux-en-y gastric bypass, adjustable banding, and gastric sleeve surgeries. He also ­performs conversion and ­revision surgeries in cases that the initial operation does not result in the desired weight loss.

    According to Johnna Sue Blair, business development director for Wagoner Community Hospital, it is a combination of Dr. Gorospe’s experience, skill, personality, and individual attention to each patient that makes him a ­superior choice when selecting a bariatric surgeon. “Not only is Dr. Gorospe a board certified bariatric surgeon who has ­performed many successful weight loss surgeries, he also has an extraordinary bedside manner, which you don’t always see with surgeons. His patients absolutely love him, he is very friendly, and the first thing people notice about him is that he’s always smiling. You can tell he truly cares about his patients.”

    Dr. Gorospe has been ­performing weight loss surgeries for many years at hospitals throughout the Tulsa metro area. He began offering bariatric ­operations at Wagoner Community Hospital in August of this year. “Dr. Gorospe prefers working in smaller ­community hospitals such as Wagoner because he is able to give patients more personal, ­one-on-one care,” said Johnna. “At larger hospitals, patients are in and out and can get lost in the crowd, but here Dr. Gorospe is able to give each of his patients the individual attention they want and need.”  

    Since 2003, morbid obesity has been officially determined a disease in and of itself; therefore surgical treatment would be ­considered for patients who meet the definition for morbid obesity. Generally, the criteria for surgery is considered a patient who is between 80 and 100 pounds overweight (BMI of 40 or higher) who have ­associated medical conditions that are related to their obesity. “Your genetics, internal ­hormonal imbalance, learned eating behavior and subliminal stimulation, especially through the media, are just some of the factors that must take the blame for morbid obesity,” said Dr. Gorospe.

    Among his many ­accomplishments, Dr. Gorospe was the first to perform ­laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass in Oklahoma and was the first ­doctor from Oklahoma to be a member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons.

    If you’re ready to change your life, call Dr. Gorospe’s office at (918) 252-2800 to learn about his free weekly seminars on weight loss surgery. 

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Dr. Luis Gorospe

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About Author Sheryl Sowell

Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.

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