The Role of Gastric Bypass in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Service: Topics: Organization:
Orange Coast Memorial
Featured speaker:

Kelly Ann M. Francis, MD

Specialties:
  • Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery

Dr. Kelly M. Francis studied on an academic scholarship at David Lipscomb University, where she made the Dean's List. After her graduation, she attended the Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, and she received her medical degree in 1994. Dr. Francis went on to complete her surgical internship and residency at New Orlean's Charity Hospital. While there, she also took part in research involving surgery, otolaryngology (ENT), and molecular genetics.

Dr. Francis left New Orleans to pursue a fellowship at the University of Southern California. The fellowship focused on emergency surgery, laparoscopy, and teaching residents and medical students. After completing her fellowship, Dr. Francis was warmly welcomed as a gastric bypass and LAP-BAND® or Realize System surgeon at our Orange County practice.

Dr. Francis is an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons and the American Medical Association, and is certified by the American Board of Surgery. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and biking.

Podcast Summary

When should bariatric surgery be used in the treatment for type 2 diabetes?

Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Kelly Francis, MD, focuses on the benefits of gastric bypass surgery for the treatment and reversal of type 2 diabetes and other co-morbidities.