April 17, 2011 ~ Bariatric Surgeon Dr. David Greenbaum (aka Dr. Thin) talks about the “Duodenal Switch.”

David Greenbaum, MD

Born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, I graduated from Lower Merion High School in 1972.  From there I obtained a B.A. in Science in 1976 at the Johns Hopkins University and my MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in1980.  I spent the next five years in a general surgery internship and residency at The Pennsylvania Hospital until finally settling at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County for the last 25 years.

Always being at the forefront of my field, I started the bariatric program at our hospital in 1997 and have been the director of bariatric services there ever since obtaining Center of Excellence status from the Surgical Review Committee of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).  I am an active member of the ASMBS, chairing the Public and Professional Education Committee for five years as well as  being a member of many other committees.

In 2006 after having performed about 1500 gastric bypass operations, I spent six months with Drs. John and Robert Rabkin in San Francisco where I learned the Duodenal Switch operation.  Robert Rabkin was one of the early pioneers in the Duodenal Switch operation, and I was able to bring back to the Philadelphia area this expert knowledge from him.  I have now performed over 200 Duodenal Switches as well as over 50 conversions of other failed weight loss operations to the Duodenal Switch.  The latter work has recently been accepted for publication in SOARD, the well recognized journal of the ASMBS.  I believe that I am now not only an expert in performing the Duodenal Switch but an expert in understanding the many complexities related to weight loss surgery and its problems.  I now see and treat patients from all over the country.

For more information please visit www.southjerseybariatrics.com and www.duodenalswitchdoc.com

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April 17, 2011 ~ Bariatric Surgeon Dr. David Greenbaum (aka Dr. Thin) talks about the “Duodenal Switch.”