Minimally Invasive Bariatric & General Surgeon Dr. Yong Kwon brings some of the most advanced and extensive training available to Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery. Through his esteemed and prestigious educational background, he has proven to possess a passion for offering patients the best possible care and outcomes. Dr. Kwon earned his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He completed his residency and served as chief resident at the University of Washington Department of Surgery in Seattle, where he also completed his senior fellowship and served as an acting instructor at the Center of Videoendoscopic Surgery. His fellowship training emphasized laparoscopic surgery of the stomach, esophagus and in bariatrics, ranging from performing antireflux surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease to esophagectomy for cancer, all using a minimally invasive approach. This advanced method offers his patients fewer complications, less pain after surgery, shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times. His continued dedication and commitment to pursuing additional training, particularly in weight loss and antireflux surgery, reflects his deep passion for watching his patients experience such a life-changing transformation. Prior to earning his medical degree, Dr. Kwon earned his bachelor’s degree in neurosciences from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he served as president of The Honor Society for Neuroscience during his senior year. Dr. Kwon is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Society for Neuroscience, and the Korean American Professional Society, Seattle Chapter. Dr. Kwon has served as author for chapters in the books Thoracic Surgery Clinics on Advances in the Management of Benign Esophageal Diseases and Surgical Management of Extra-Esophageal Reflux, as well as a web chapter that appeared on Medscape.
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