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Bariatric Surgery

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Meet the Girard Medical Center Bariatric Surgery Team! Dr. Chandroutie Latchman, Bariatric and General Surgeon, along with this professional and highly-trained team, are part of our Bariatric Sleeve Gastrectomy Program. This procedure is extremely successful with typical patients losing 50-60% of excess body fat!  This team has performed over 120 sleeves at GMC. If you have questions about the procedure, please call 620.231.6160.

What does this surgery do?
The Sleeve Gastrectomy removes two-thirds of the stomach, which makes you feel fuller faster.  It is a TOOL to initiate weight loss and improve overall health.

Our Commitment:
We will partner with you on your journey to a healthier more vibrant you with the knowledge and tools you need for life-long modifications, including health eating, small portions, and exercise.

Why this type of surgery?
This surgery best applies to volume eaters as it restricts the size of the stomach, resulting in a lesser amount of food consumed at one time.  Other types of surgery can cause a reduction of nutritional absorption or require a band which may slip or erode.

About Dr. Latchman:
Dr. Latchman received her bachelor’s degree from Florida International University in Miami, Florida and her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida.She completed her general surgery residency program at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, New York.She completed a fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at Summa Health Care System in Akron, Ohio.

Dr. Latchman currently sees patients in the Medical Office Building at Girard Medical Center on Mondays. She is in the Pittsburg Kansas Surgical Office Monday-Friday (hours vary). To schedule an appointment, please call 620.231.6160.