Dr. Chebli in the News

13 New Medical Breakthroughs in Sarasota-Manatee

Sometimes a medical breakthrough can be a shift in doctors' attitudes. Such is the case with bariatric surgery, which is only now shedding its negative reputation as a cosmetic weight-loss shortcut. In fact, according to Venice surgeon Dr. Joseph Chebli, decades ago studies showed gastric bypass surgeries create immediate metabolic changes—including triggering insulin production and the creation of more insulin receptors—that can reverse conditions like type 2 diabetes and hypertension well before any weight loss occurs. And bariatric surgeries are actually safer than other common procedures like ventral hernia repair or gallbladder surgery.

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Seattle Top Doctor Spotlight 2011

Battling Obesity

Dr. Chebli is the medical director of the bariatric surgery programs at Northwest Hospital and Evergreen Hospital. He was named a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2004. In 2010, he was designated as an American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Surgeon.

Seattle Top Doctor Spotlight 2011

A Changed Body, A Changed Life

In June 2010, she ran the Seattle Rock 'N Roll half marathon. On her birthday in October, it was a half marathon in Victoria, British Columbia. A few months and a couple hundred training miles later, she was in Las Vegas pounding the desert asphalt. Misty Baskett, 37, looks like a runner. Her voice elevates an octave when she talks about the "sweet spot" – which for her is miles six through 11. She thinks she looks her best in race photos, when her face is "beet red and dripping with sweat." So, it's difficult to picture the energetic woman at her heaviest – 370 pounds.

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Surgical Weight Loss for two

For Traci Bradford, the worst part of being morbidly obese was falling. At more than 300 pounds, she was scared to walk down stairs for fear that she would fall. Traci also suffered from serious health problems related to her obesity, including asthma, sleep apnea, acid reflux and chronic knee pain.

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BLIS Program

Dr. Joseph E. Chebli of Northwest Obesity Surgery is the First in the State of Washington to Offer Cash-Pay Surgical Patients Peace of Mind with a Surgical 'Warranty'

Seattle, Washington – Choosing to undergo a surgical procedure is never an easy choice. But for people who do not have insurance coverage, it's an even more difficult decision, especially considering the state of the economy today. Joseph E. Chebli, M.D., F.A.C.S. has been helping cash pay patients interested in undergoing weight loss surgery for a number of years but now has a new program in place to help this population with their decision to move forward with surgery.

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King 5's  Evening Magazine

Weight-Loss Surgery Brings Freedom from Limitations

After talking about her feelings with a close friend, Whitmore decided to take another look at weight-loss, or bariatric, surgery. She had researched bariatric surgery in the past but had never gone further. With the encouragement of her friend, who agreed to go with her, Whitmore registered for an informational seminar led by Dr. Joseph Chebli of Northwest Hospital’s Bariatric Surgery Program.

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