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Dr. David Woodard is dedicated to providing quality medical services with an emphasis on patient care. He routinely uses minimally invasive techniques that greatly reduce the pain, risk, and length of recovery for many patients.
Dr. Woodard is a certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). His education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence and ethical conduct have passed vigorous evaluations. Dr. Woodard is committed to serving the needs of his patients with continued education and incorporating the latest in surgical innovations. Dr. David Woodard was born and raised in New York. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and his Doctorate in Medicine from SUNY Health and Science in Syracuse, NY. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at RUSH Medical Center in Chicago, IL.
He is a board certified general surgeon, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Clinical Robotic Surgery Association, American Medical Association, Illinois Medical Society, and DuPage County Medical Society.
Dr. Woodard has been in practice and at Central DuPage Hospital since 1992 and is now also at Delnor Hospital. In addition to general surgery Dr. Woodard’s professional interests include Bariatric Surgery which includes LapBand, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass surgery. Dr. Woodard is a leader in our region in Single Site and Laparoscopic Robotic surgery which improves the ability to perform safer more advanced minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Woodard and his family live in Geneva, Illinois
BARIATRIC SURGERY FOR MORBID OBESITY
GALLBLADDER & BILIARY SYSTEM
Bariatric Coordinator 25 N Winfield Rd Suite 520 al Surgeons , IL 60190
300 Randall Road
351 Medical Office Building Suite 104
Geneva, IL 60134
Robotic and Laparoscopic Approaches
Revisional Surgery for Weight Loss Failure
Complications of Previous Surgeries
Single Site GB Surgery
Hiatal Hernia Repair
Ventral Hernia Repair
Weight Loss Surgery
Minimally Invasive Procedures
Complex Ventral Hernias
Skin Lesions and “Lumps”
Dr Woodard performs three very common bariatric procedures all which focus on reducing the size of the stomach. This causes patients to feel full faster and therefore eat less. After surgery a balanced diet is required to help lose weight and keep it off.
GASTRIC BANDING - This is a restrictive procedure that implants a fully adjustable silicone band around the upper stomach to form a small gastric pouch and stoma. The band is connected by kink-resistant tubing to a subcutaneous access port. This is routinely performed as an outpatient surgery. To adjust the band, a special non-coring needle is inserted into the port, and saline is added or removed to inflate or deflate the band.
SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY - In this procedure a small sleeve is created in the stomach about the size of a banana. The excised, unused portion of the stomach is removed. Weight loss is achieved because patients are only able to eat a small amount of food at a time. This has become the most frequent weight loss operation performed in the U.S.
ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS - The upper portion of the stomach is stapled and the upper intestine is connected to the stomach. Food is rerouted so it does not come into contact with the main stomach area. Stomach size is reduced to the size of a golf ball -- making the patient feel fuller between meals. There is also a component of malabsorption
Is bariatric surgery right for you?
Here are some of the factors that may be considered to determine if a surgical option is right for you:
-Age between 18 and 65
-Body Max Index (BMI) of at least 40kg/m2 (about 80 pounds overweight for women and 100 pounds overweight for men)
-Patients with a BMI of 35 who have additional significant medical problems related to being overweight such as heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, joint disease or hypertension
-A history of failed weight loss attempts, which may include diet, exercise and drug treatments
What to expect from bariatric surgery?
The first step in your weight loss journey is to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, Dr. David Woodard, a dietitian, and nurse will carefully review your medical history and will discuss your medical eligibility for surgery. After reviewing your medical history Dr. Woodard will provide recommendations on whether weight-loss surgery is right for you and if so, which procedure he recommends.
Our dedicated insurance specialist on staff will help you understand what coverage options you have available and navigate your way through the approval process. Each insurance company is different, but all have a list of requirements you must meet prior to getting approval. Once all requirements are met according to your insurance policy our insurance specialist will submit for approval. Your insurance company can take anywhere from 4-6 weeks to respond to this request. Once we receive an approval letter we will proceed with scheduling your surgery.
What are the risks?
There are risks associated with bariatric surgery, but the benefits usually outweigh those risks. Overall bariatric surgery provides an improved quality of life by helping patients loose weight and more importantly resolve or improve any co-morbidities they may have suffered from prior to surgery. Our team will be happy to review any risks in more detail with you.
What are the results?
Bariatric surgery is designed to be a tool that will allow you to retrain your eating habits and begin to make lifestyle changes necessary to reverse obesity and maintain weight loss. The amount of weight lost depends on your commitment to adhering to the post-operative diet plans and exercise recommendations.
How will my lifestyle change following the
We can all agree new beginnings are hard, but the first step to achieving your weight loss goals and changing your quality of life is having bariatric surgery. After surgery you will be required to maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating a balanced diet and staying active. In order to stay motivated it is important to set attainable goals and choose physical activities you enjoy and can accomplish with a sense of satisfaction. Remember we have helped many patients in achieving significant weight loss and maintaining it long term. We want to see you succeed and we are here to help in whatever way possible.
In January, 2013 I weighed 386 pounds and had high blood pressure, hypertension and type 2 diabetes. I was on 7 medications to control the symptoms of those diseases and my endocrinologist wanted to put me on insulin. Through her suggestion, I decided to have a gastric sleeve surgery. This surgery, which is a tool to reduce and maintain weight loss has also been found to remove or reduce the medications to control diabetes. I was given Dr. Woodard’s name and from the initial consultation I felt was in excellent hands. He answered all my questions, gave me plenty of research materials to review and has made the entire surgical process from initial meeting through post-operative care a wonderful series of events. He has a truly competent and professional staff who cares about their patients. I recommend him to anyone who wants to consider this surgery as a step in their life style change.
To date, I have lost over 140 pounds and 16 inches from my waist. I am no longer taking any medications for any diseases and I am living a healthy lifestyle. I have more energy to do and try new things. The surgery has assisted in controlling my food intake and I know that I have a long term solution to my weight issue that has plagued my life for over 30 years!
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25 N. WINFIELD ROAD, SUITE 520, WINFIELD, IL 60190
Phone: (630) 665-2101
Fax: (630) 206-8106