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Get the results you deserve and start your weight loss journey today. Dr. Waked and his team understand the life long struggle his patients have to endure to lose weight and keep it off. He uses the latest evidence-based medicine and a holistic approach which includes support groups, behavioral therapy, and nutrition counseling to offer his patient the best care they deserve before and after surgery.

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What is Obesity?

Obesity is no longer considered a cosmetic issue that is caused by overeating and a lack of self-control. The World Health Organization (W.H.O.), along with National and International medical and scientific societies, now recognize obesity as a chronic progressive disease resulting from multiple environmental and genetic factors.

The disease of obesity is extremely costly not only in terms of economics, but also in terms of individual and societal health, longevity, and psychological well-being. Due to its progressive nature, obesity requires life-long treatment and control.

Why Weight Loss Surgery?

Bariatric surgery can be life-changing for those who want to lose weight. But did you know that there are so many more health benefits to it besides just taking that weight off?  These include remission or improvement of diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, joint disease, heart disease, stroke, fatty liver disease, depression and anxiety.

Weight gain and obesity result from complex factors that fight you to keep your weight off despite multiple attempts at diet and exercise. Bariatric surgery can produce sustainable weight loss in people who have not achieved long-term success with other weight loss attempts.  There are different bariatric surgeries available: Sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and biliary-pancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS).  ...

Meet Dr. Waked

Dr. Waked completed his residency in general surgery at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Virginia, USA. During his years of training, Dr. Waked received multiple awards for his skills and knowledge in surgery. Following his training in general surgery, Dr. Waked joined the Mayo Clinic in  Minnesota where he completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery.  Mayo Clinic has been at or near the top of U.S. hospitals throughout the history of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings. In addition to its No. 1 overall ranking, Mayo Clinic in Rochester has more No. 1 ranking in medical specialty areas than any other U.S. medical center.

Dr. Waked has performed more than 2000 successful bariatric surgeries during his career so far and he is an expert in sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and biliary-pancreatic diversion with duodenal switch procedures. He also performs revisional surgeries for sleeves and bypasses.  In addition to weight loss surgery, Dr. Waked performs minimally invasive general surgery procedures such as gallbladder surgery, anti reflux surgery, hernia surgery and colorectal surgery. 

Dr. Waked has been nominated by his collegues as Delaware's Top Doctor multiple times (2017, 2019, 2020, 2021).  He is an active member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).  In addition, Dr. Waked is a member of the National Obesity Action Coalition (OAC). 

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