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Best Weight-Loss Surgeon: Craig Chang

March 31, 2013 at 8:05 p.m.
Updated March 30, 2013 at 10:31 p.m.

Craig Chang was voted Best of the Best weight loss surgeon in the 2013 competition.

Before performing any type of weight loss surgery, Dr. Craig Chang wants to be sure patients understand what weight-loss surgery really means.

This is something he believes his patients appreciate, which is why he was voted Best of the Best weight-loss surgeon in the 2013 competition.

"From my standpoint, it's like coaching an athlete," Chang said. "It's a mental and physical discipline. Most people need some coaching to help them change their eating and exercising habits."

Chang said surgery is just one part of weight loss. The other part, he said, is making sure patients stay on a consistent diet to make sure the surgery does not become a waste.

"All the patients who have weight-loss surgery have to make significant changes to their lifestyle," Chang said. "Surgery is not going to do it for them. It's a tool to help them lose weight."

Dr. Craig Chang

6502 Nursery Drive, Suite 300



Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday

First Runner-Up.

Dr. Dean McDaniel

2705 Hospital Drive, Suite No. 400



Second Runner-Up

Dr. Stephen Hougen

2705 Hospital Drive, Suite 400



Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday



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