In regard to how he thinks the Internet has helped improve the quality of communication he is able to have with his patients, Dr. Kim says:
"We are heavily involved with social media like Facebook and Twitter. Our patients have tweeted that they're 'OK' to their friends and family in the recovery room minutes after their procedures. We are actively engaging in a new platform of social media presence where people can share thoughts and pictures through Instagram, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter. Our patients are also using the blog on our website and our social network as an additional layer of support after their surgery."
Developed in collaboration with Rosemont Media, a San Diego-based medical website design firm, Dr. Kim says he hopes his new site offers a starting place for patients looking to make a positive change in their life. However, he says there is no substitute for the guidance of an experienced and qualified bariatric surgeon, and any patient considering weight loss surgery should be sure to conduct the proper research in order to find the practice that best fits their needs.
About David D. Kim, MD, FACS
Dr. David Kim earned his medical degree from the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and completed a general surgery residency at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he served as Chief Resident. He also completed a Fellowship in Peripheral Vascular Surgery at Park Medical Center and a Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Kim is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. He has received numerous awards and accolades for his work as a bariatric surgeon, including an appointment as a National Leader in Bariatric Surgery by Castle Connolly.
The Kim Bariatric Institute has two locations throughout the Texas area: 5204 Colleyville Boulevard in Colleyville, TX 76034, and 5680 Frisco Square Blvd Suite 2100 in Frisco, TX 75034. It can also be contacted by Fort Worth patients at (817) 717-7447, Dallas patients at (214) 614-7036, and Frisco patients at (469) 213-8300, or online via the websites drdkim.net and facebook.com/lapbanddallas.
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