Pre-Operative Ghrelin Levels May Improve Accuracy of Weight-Loss Prediction After Bypass Surgery

Dr. Ali Tavakkoli, Chief of the Division of General and GI Surgery, co-director of the Center for Weight Management and Wellness, and director of the minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Brigham and Women’s hospital talks about his research on pre-operative biological markers to improve the accuracy of weight loss prediction calculators, and the important role of ghrelin in driving post-operative outcomes, which was presented at the 2022 Digestive Disease Week (DDW) conference.

Dr. Tavakkoli is a minimally invasive and bariatric surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he serves as the chief of the Division of General and GI Surgery, co-director of the Center for Weight Management and Wellness, and director of the minimally invasive surgery fellowship. He is an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

He received his medical degree from The London Hospital Medical College in England and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) before moving to Boston and finishing his surgical residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and subsequently completing the Harvard Advanced Minimally Invasive fellowship.

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