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World-Renowned Weiss Plastic Surgeon Offers Body Contouring After Gastric-Bypass Surgery

Jan 02, 2006

A number of hospitals today offer weight-loss surgery programs. Very few, though, have a complementary reconstructive surgery and body-contouring program to meet the needs of the person who has undergone gastric-bypass surgery. Weiss Memorial Hospital on Chicago’s north side has both.

Dr. Lawrence Zachary, a world-renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has a special interest in body contouring after weight-loss surgery for morbid obesity, is the medical director of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Program at Weiss. He is also an associate professor of surgery at the University of Chicago and has been named one of Chicago’s “Top Doctors” by his peers.

“In the reconstructive surgery and body contouring field, new and innovative techniques are now being developed for post-bariatric bypass patients who want to rid themselves of the extra skin that is left after losing 50, 100, or more pounds,” according to Dr. Zachary, a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Because of his interest in meeting the unique body contouring and plastic surgery needs of the individual who has had weight-loss surgery, Dr. Zachary developed the first support group of its type in the Chicago area. This exceptional support group helps to address patient concerns with up-to-date information disseminated by trained professionals in their fields, along with patient-to-patient interaction.

Dr. Lawrence Zachary has special expertise in performing body contouring in the post-gastric bypass patient; breast surgery–reconstructive, reduction, and augmentation; hand surgery; microsurgery; and digital sympathectomy in both the upper and lower extremities.