Benjamin Shadle, MD, FACS, founded the Sacramento Bariatric and Metabolic Institute with the dream of helping his patients achieve healthier and happier lives through the comprehensive management of obesity including bariatric surgery. Dr. Shadle is passionate about the treatment of obesity, which he believes is a medical disease influenced by strong genetic and environmental factors, not merely a “pathological lack of willpower”. Dr. Shadle stresses that the successful treatment of obesity requires a team approach including the patient, bariatric surgeons, medical weight loss doctors, dietitians, therapists, and support people.
Dr. Shadle received his medical degree from The Ohio State University. He graduated with honors from his residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He then dedicated a year to fellowship training in minimally invasive bariatric surgery at the University of California, San Francisco-Fresno, where he trained under Dr. Kelvin Higa, a world-renowned leader in the field of bariatric surgery. Dr. Shadle’s professional interests and areas of research include advanced laparoscopy/bariatric surgery with a special interest in the treatment of diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea. He is an active member of ASMBS, SAGES, and IFSO.
When he is not caring for patients, Dr. Shadle enjoys running, hiking, biking, organic gardening, and spending time with his wife and three young children. Dr. Shadle regularly volunteers in the community and maintains an interest in volunteer medical services in developing countries as well. He has enjoyed performing charity care in Mexico, Guatemala, and Mozambique.
Session: Saturday 3:30pm – 4:20pm, Royal A
Fact or Fiction, Dispelling Bariatric Myths
So you’ve heard from a friend that you can never chew gum or drink soda after bariatric surgery? Maybe you read in an online forum that alcohol is strictly forbidden after surgery? Learn from Dr. Benjamin Shadle what is fact and what is fiction in this interactive break out session that will cover many topics of interest including hair loss, alcohol/soda/gum after bariatric surgery, drinking through a straw after bariatric surgery, and more.