Dr. Dennis C. Smith has been doing bariatric surgery since 1997, when he practiced in Biloxi, MS. In 1999 he began
developing a technique for the biliopancreatic diversion with
Duodenal Switch to
be done completely laparoscopically, which he first performed in November, 1999. He moved from Biloxi to Marietta, Georgia in late 1999. Having put together the elements of a
bariatric surgery program with the highest possible standards, Dr. Smith in June, 2002 formed his own practice devoted exclusively to bariatric
surgery, in order to better serve the morbidly obese population. Dr. Smith is one of only a handful of bariatric surgeons that regularly performs all four of these operations completely laparoscopically. He has done well over a thousand bariatric operations, with excellent short and long-term results.
Dr. Smith was the third surgeon in the world to perform the totally Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch procedure, and the first in the world to present the Hand-Sewn Duodenal-Ileal Anastomosis technique for the Duodenal Switch.