‘1000-Lb. Sisters:’ Dr. Eric Smith Shares Surgery Secrets

Dr. Eric Smith from Instagram

1000-Lb. Sisters fans tend to really gravitate towards Dr. Eric Smith. The doctor is kind, friendly, and takes a firm hand with his patients when he needs to — especially Tammy Slaton.

But the interesting thing about bariatric surgery is that there’s quite a lot going on behind the scenes that fans never get to see. Keep reading to learn more about the fancy tools Dr. Smith might use during a procedure.

1000-Lb. Sisters star Dr. Smith takes fans behind the scenes

When 1000-Lb. Sisters fans last saw Dr. Smith, he was trying to coax Tammy into going back to rehab. Thankfully, his pep talk worked. Tammy checked herself into rehab at the end of Season 3. According to the rumor mill, she’s made incredible progress during her time there.

Tammy even reportedly qualified for bariatric surgery, which was allegedly supposed to take place at the end of July. If all this actually happened, Dr. Smith probably played an important role in the procedure. And now, the 1000-Lb. Sisters star is happy to give fans a sneak peek of the tools he uses during surgery.

Dr. Eric Smith from Instagram
Dr. Smith/Instagram

Let’s talk about robotic surgery,” Dr. Smith began his Instagram post. “It might look like I’m playing a video game here, but really I’m performing minimally invasive, life-changing bariatric surgery. Robotic surgery gives surgeons like myself better vision, more precision and full wristed motion beyond the human hand in comparison to traditional laparoscopic surgery.”

Dr. Smith went on to detail all the ways robotic procedures can actually help patients, including a faster recovery time and less post-op pain.

Dr. Eric Smith from Instagram
Dr. Eric Smith/Instagram

It’s not currently known if he used these techniques to perform Tammy’s surgery. Hopefully 1000-Lb. Sisters will come back for another season and fans will get more answers then.

Is there any news to share about the show’s fourth season?

Tammy Slaton has publically admitted she isn’t allowed to give fans updates on her weight loss journey because of her contact with TLC. So this leads many fans to believe that 1000-Lb. Sisters is indeed coming back for a fourth season. On top of that, TLC will have no shortage of content to work with. On top of Tammy’s stay in rehab, Amy Halterman just had a baby. Fans definitely want to see baby Glenn make an onscreen appearance.

But for now, TLC isn’t making any official announcements about the show’s future. Fans are eagerly awaiting news about the fate of 1000-Lb. Sisters. If you’re excited to keep up with Tammy Slaton and Amy Halterman, follow TV Shows Ace online and stay tuned for the latest news and updates. There’s never any shortage of news to share about the sisters, so stay tuned for more stories like this one.

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