Ask the Expert: Dr. Gerald Cahill Dr. Gerald Cahill, bariatric surgeon and medical director at Franciscan Midwest Bariatric Institute, said patients get a better grasp of what the surgery
Why is there more awareness of gastric band surgery as an option?
Patients are more educated with time and the prevalence of surgeries. They are accepting of what surgery can do as well as understanding of the risks and benefits. There is a greater awareness of its success in weight reduction and decreased risk of diseases. What we need to do as physicians is to further educate patients on how important the health improvements are from weight reduction.