Dr. Benjamin Leong
Dr. Benjamin Leong received his bachelor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and his doctorate in medicine from the Medical College of Ohio. After medical school, Dr. Leong completed a general surgery residency at New York Medical College. He also completed fellowships in minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery from the University of Texas, Houston. During his fellowship training, Dr. Leong gained valuable experience in bariatric surgery as well as advanced laparoscopic surgery. In addition, Dr. Leong also learned to perform complex robotic general surgery using the Da-Vinci system. These advanced surgical modalities not only allow Dr. Leong to perform most abdominal surgery through tiny incisions, but also allow patients a quicker recovery with less pain.
With Dr. Red Duke at the University of Texas
Dr. Leong is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also an active member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and the Society American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons.
Ask our doctor a question
How do I qualify for weight loss surgery?
You will need a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 40 without medical problems or a BMI of 35 or greater with an obesity related co-morbidity.
How much weight will I lose with surgery?
The majority of gastric band patients expect to lose 50 pounds. Patients who have sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass can expect to lose between 60-70% of their excess body weight.
Can I regain my weight after weight loss surgery?
Maybe… While the majority of patients will experience a life changing weight loss, some patients may not reach their weight loss goal. Diet and exercise are important components to a successful weight loss program.