- General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
As a board certified and fellowship trained bariatric, gastro-esophageal and general surgeon, Dr. Michael Russo specializes in minimally invasive and robotic techniques to provide his patients with the best possible results.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese. While diet and exercise are essential to successful weight-loss, when one’s body mass index (BMI) reaches the level of obesity, additional help may be needed to obtain long-term weight loss. Michael Russo, MD, general surgeon specializing in bariatric surgery at the MemorialCare Center for Obesity at Orange Coast, discusses recent data regarding weight-loss success rates, new minimally invasive technology available to surgically treat obesity, as well as current trends and success rates of all surgical options currently available.