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

In this episode Doctor Hamilton explores several surgical weight loss options and gives you several insights on living a healthy lifestyle, highlighting on small changes anyone can make that have a huge impact on your health.

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

“How does the gastric bypass work?”

You’re essentially going from a football-sized stomach to an egg that is carved out, bypassing the remaining part of stomach directly into the small intestine.

“How does the gastric balloon work?”

Does not have a lot of the side affect that medicines have. It sits in the stomach as a filler. Usually a six month process; can be placed in an outpatient setting.

“How does the Lap Band work?”

It’s a plastic device that goes around the proximal portion of the stomach and can be inflated or deflated based on patients’ needs.

“What is revision surgery?”

Lap Band is a common procedure that is revised to a different procedure. It can be revised to the gastric sleeve, gastric bypass or duodenal switch, among other procedures.

“Is losing weight just about diet and exercise?”

That’s a common misconception. It is a lifestyle change. Medical issues, hormonal issues, genetic history, and so many themes play a role in losing weight.

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.