Sleeve Gastrectomy is the most common weight loss surgery performed. This procedure limits the amount of food that you can eat, but also decreases the hunger hormones that are made by the stomach, and changes the hormones that affect metabolism. Most people can expect to lose between 50-70% of their excess weight.
If you are considering bariatric surgery, but unsure if it is right for you, schedule your consultation with Dr. John Makipour.
Born and raised in Oklahoma City, John Makipour, M.D., is a true Oklahoman. He received his Honors undergraduate degree at the University of Oklahoma and completed both his medical training and surgical residency training at the College of Medicine. Dr. Makipour was honored with the Oklahoma Surgical Society award as the top surgery student in his class - an award only given to one student in the state per medical school class – and then became certified by the American Board of Medicine.
Dr. Makipour sought further training in weight loss surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Following his training, he founded the EASTAR Bariatrics Program at the regional health center in Muskogee, where he became the Director of Bariatrics and the Chairman of the Department of Surgery. Dr. Makipour also served as a clinical professor for the Oklahoma State University College of Medicine, where he mentored multiple students in various surgical fields.
Watching his weight loss patients’ transformation is what prompted Dr. Makipour to seek further fellowship training in the field of Cosmetic Surgery. During his fellowship training at one of the largest cosmetic surgery practices in the Midwest, Dr. Makipour performed over 1,000 face, breast and body cosmetic surgeries. His training with OU staff members who focus solely on facial plastic surgery led to a second board certification in Cosmetic Surgery.
For patients undergoing weight loss surgery, Dr. Makipour helps to continue the transformation with contouring cosmetic surgery.