Myur Srikanth, MD, FACS
Dr. Srikanth specializes exclusively in laparoscopic weight loss surgeries – sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, gastric bypass, adjustable banding including LAP-BAND and Realize-C Band and revisions. He has performed over 2,700 bariatric surgeries and more than 1,800 laparoscopic bariatric surgeries. He was the first in the state to perform the LAP-BAND surgery and has published the best results with this operation – 72% excess weight loss at three years. He performed the first laparoscopic distal bypass in the state and the first duodenal switch operation in 1992. He has been recognized as a Center of Excellence Surgeon by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons since 2005.
Heaviest patient: 703 lb. male, 515 lb. female Highest patient BMI: 84 Youngest patient: 13 year old female - LAP-BAND Oldest patient: 75 year old
FIRSTS: - To implant the Lap-BAND device after FDA approval in the Northwest (WA, ID, MO, AK) Aug 2001. - Reported the best three year percent excess weight loss result (72%) with the Lap-BAND device in the US (Obes Surg 13 (2): 275-280, Apr 2003.) - To perform the Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch in Washington Nov 2005 - To perform the Laparoscopic Medial/Distal Roux-en-y Gastric bypass using the jejunal interposition technique -presented at the International Federation for Obesity Surgery (IFSO) meeting, Sydney, Australia, Sep 2006. - To use Endoluminal Revisional Bariatric Surgery using the StomaphyX device in Washington Jan 2008.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:Developed a comprehensive laparoscopic bariatric surgery service at St Francis Hospital, Federal Way, WA and was instrumental in establishing a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence (BSCOE).
Instrumental in developing a bariatric surgical team (perioperative services, anesthesia, nursing, pharmacy, radiology, bariatric surgery support services, psychologists) to establish critical pathways focused on streamlining surgical patient care from initial contact to long-term follow-up and support.
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