Bariatric surgery isn’t for everyone
Friday, September 9, 2016
Dr. Daniel T. McKenna is a passionate advocate for bariatric surgery, but even he knows there are times when he must say no.
“Weight-loss surgery is not always right for everyone,” says McKenna, a surgeon with Aurora BayCare Bariatric Surgery.
For overweight people who’ve had eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, “their weight gain is actually not the biggest issue,” he says.
Still others “are eating because of untreated depression or anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia,” McKenna says.
Those kinds of mental, emotional and physical issues must be addressed before surgery.
“The last thing that we’d ever want to do with bariatric surgery is create a situation where somebody is worse off after having had surgery than they were prior to it,” McKenna says.
For those seeking bariatric surgery, we’ll coordinate your care with your doctor and your insurance company. You don’t need a referral. To get started, call us for an appointment at 877-677-5384 or request an appointment online.
Dr. Daniel T. McKenna is a general and bariatric surgeon. He is fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery and has received advanced training in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery.
As a native of De Pere, Dr. McKenna enjoys practicing in Northeast Wisconsin. Away from the office he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, and in his free time is an avid runner and downhill skier.