Getting the Skinny on Weight Loss Surgery

by Scott A. Cunneen, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Director of Bariatric Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

and Nancy Sayles Kaneshiro

About the Authors

Scott A. Cunneen, MD, FACS, is Director of Bariatric Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.  He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame, a master's degree in physiology from Georgetown University and a master's degree in human nutrition from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.  He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University, where he was awarded membership in the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha.  A Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, Dr. Cunneen is often called upon to teach laparoscopic procedures throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Nancy Sayles Kaneshiro, Dr. Cunneen's co-author, has also written a book entitled BABY: An Owner's Manual with pediatrician Bud Zukow, MD.  A veteran publicist, Nancy has been in the publishing industry for thirty-odd years, "some of them very odd," she reports.  She was lucky enough to have these Weighty Issues conversations with Dr. Cunneen, posing scores of questions on her own behalf as well as those of her fellow patients.  She is delighted to have a part in sharing his sage advice with readers.