046 Dr Duc Vuong: Touching Souls, Part 1

by reeger on January 18, 2015


1Dr Duc Vuong


Dr Duc Vuong is a bariatric surgeon and director of Lovelace Bariatrics in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is also an author, public figure, and avid user of social media, especially Facebook. Whether in person or virtually, Dr Vuong is redefining bariatric surgical care through his heart-felt and soul-touching presence. This is Part One of our Two Part conversation

Discussed in this Episode:

  • Career paths: Why Did Dr Vuong choose Bariatric Surgery
  • Influences and Influencers
  • Letting go & living in the moment
  • Meditation
  • Goal-Post Moving versus Living Boldly Now
  • The power of social media
  • Lovelace Bariatrics
  • Dr Vuong’s Patient Empowerment Program (PEP)
  • What kind of opportunity is bariatric surgery
  • What is missing from bariatric surgery care
  • Is obesity anyone’s fault
  • The two emotions from which all other emotions are born
  • Why letting go of labels will help you
  • Dr Voung’s thoughts on how do you make sure you don’t regain the weight
  • How the Ego holds us back
  • Dr Vuong’s goal for the future of all bariatric surgery program

Mentions in this Episode
Dr Vuong on Facebook
The book: A Course in Miracles
Dr Wayne Dyer 
Thich Nhat Hanh
Lovelace Bariatrics

Ways to Connect with me
Weight Loss Surgery Podcast Facebook Page
Southern Oregon Bariatric Center Facebook Page

Link to Dr Vuong’s Gastric Sleeve Book

I believe in you,




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Connie Stapleton March 17, 2015 at 2:51 am

Reeger –

This two-part interview with Dr. Vuong is amazing! I am beyond impressed with this surgeon’s whole-person perspective regarding WLS, noting that sometimes people are not ready for surgery! People need to change their attitudes, treatment of, and compassion toward themselves! Weight loss is about learning new tools for dealing better with life! Weight loss is about love of self! Weight loss is about making choices and living joyfully in the moment! Thank you, Reeger and Dr. Vuong for sharing these remarkable truths!


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