Host of “Ask the Experts” Hailey Thornton interviews Dr. Hamilton of A Better Weigh Center on iHeart Radio. If you’d like to listen to more, tune in on Saturday mornings from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. on

Here are some of the questions (and a few excerpts) that Hailey asked or topics covered:

“Tell us a little bit about your background and your practice”.

Physician. Surgeon. Practice provides a wide range of services from vitamins and supplements, sleep management, surgical weight loss, and medical weight loss.

“What types of procedures exist for weight loss?”

Primary surgical procedures: Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, gastric balloon, duodenal switch.

“Why is LAP Band fading away?”

Was like a foreign body device placed in stomach to make people get full faster. We’ve been taking many of them out due to complications.

“How does the gastric sleeve work?”

We take part of the stomach out (that has hormones) that used to trigger cravings. Works well for a lot of people.

“How does the gastric bypass work?”

Bypass remaining part of stomach directly into small intestine.

“Tell us about the gastric balloon?”

May eventually replace Lap Band. Relatively new. Used as a filler and some procedures can be done in the office. Balloon is usually in the stomach for around six months.

“How do you decide which procedure to do?”

Joint effort. We talk about the needs and lifestyles of the patient and what fits best for each individual.

Join in the conversation. If you have any questions, let us know and we’ll ask Hailey to ask Dr. Franchell Hamilton in next weeks episode.