|By Marketwired .||
|April 8, 2014 02:01 PM EDT||
DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/14 -- As a three-time Super Bowl Champion and six-time Pro Bowl selection, most people associate Nate Newton as a legendary Dallas Cowboy player who was among one of the best guards in the NFL. What many people do not know, however, is after Newton's NFL career, he weighed close to 400 pounds and was struggling severely with obesity. In 2010, Newton underwent gastric sleeve resection, also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, performed by Dallas bariatric surgeon David D. Kim, MD.
Today, Newton is one of Dr. Kim's standout patients. To celebrate his four year weight loss anniversary, Kim Bariatric Institute (KBI) will be hosting a live chat with Newton on Saturday, April 12th at 11:00 am (CDT) to provide current weight loss surgery patients the opportunity to ask Newton questions, seek advice, and hear a firsthand account of what a successful weight loss journey entails.
Patients who have questions for Newton can submit them through KBI's Celebrate Nate Facebook page, or Twitter account @kimbariatric. KBI says the live chat will allow patients from all across the U.S. to participate, and also give long-time fans of Newton the chance to meet and connect with him through social media.
In a recent blog post titled, "Join Us For A Live Chat With Nate Newton!," the bariatric surgery practice stated the live chat session is also an opportunity for patients to win prizes that are helpful to their weight loss journey. A few of the prizes include:
- Fortify Nutritionals (protein powder for weight loss)
- A six month subscription to BariBytes (online calorie counter specifically developed for weight loss surgery patients)
- A FitBit wireless device
As a comprehensive weight loss surgery center, Kim Bariatric Institute offers gastric sleeve resection, gastric bypass, gastric banding, duodenal switch, and revision weight loss surgery. With gastric sleeve resection (the type of procedure performed on Newton), the stomach is reduced by 75 to 80 percent, leaving a patient's new stomach in a shape resembling that of a banana.
Ultimately, KBI hopes the live chat with Newton will help build community engagement, and spread awareness of weight loss surgery. Whether an individual is currently undergoing his/her weight loss journey or is considering bariatric surgery, the open forum will present an opportunity to ask questions about any part of the process, from the consult, to the surgery, or the life changes after.
About David D. Kim, MD
Dr. Kim earned his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Medical University College of Medicine. Upon completion of his general surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Kim attended both the Medical College of Virginia and Washington University in St. Louis for fellowships in advanced laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Dr. Kim has performed over 6,000 weight loss surgeries, and is a Fellow of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. He was also recognized as a "Surgeon of Excellence" by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (formerly the American Society for Bariatric Surgery). He is available for interview upon request.
About Bridget Holden, MD
Dr. Bridget Holden earned her medical degree from the University of Texas, and completed her general surgery internship and residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas. Prior to joining Kim Bariatric Institute, Dr. Holden practiced six years as a general surgeon. A Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Holden has performed over 1,000 surgeries and has spent thousands of hours in the operating room with Dr. Kim. Dr. Holden is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Texas Medical Association. She is available for interview upon request.
For more information about Kim Bariatric Institute, visit drdkim.net and facebook.com/kimbariatrics.
To view the original version of this press release, click here: http://www.drdkim.net/uncategorized/kim-bariatric-institute-celebrates-nate-newtons-four-year-weight-loss-anniversary/.
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