Weight Loss Surgery Basics

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Medications, Pain Relievers & Antibiotics After Bariatric Surgery

June 16, 2017 · 0 comments

Should you continue your medications after weight loss surgery? Will reducing the medications effect how you feel? What medications do you advise against? What can you expect long term? These are just a few of the many questions I answer on an almost daily basis. I understand you have concerns,

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Gastric Bypass Surgery: Yesterday and Today

May 31, 2017 · 0 comments

Obesity is a serious disease affecting millions of people worldwide and the percentages continue to increase. This is significant since obesity is associated with other medical problems that negatively impact patients’ quality-of-life and risk of death (heart disease, for example). Given this trend, obesity treatment has been likewise increasing. I

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Benefits & Risks of Bariatric Surgery: Is It For You?

May 26, 2017 · 0 comments

Although bariatric surgery is becoming more common, there are still a lot of opportunities to address the realities of this type of surgery, along with why someone would consider it as a long-term wellness solution. It is important for you to know both the benefits and risks of bariatric surgery

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What You Need to Know About Preoperative Testing for Bariatric Surgery

May 22, 2017 · 0 comments

The decision to start the weight loss surgery process can be difficult. You may feel overwhelmed, excited, anxious, or unsure of what will come next. Be assured that your multidisciplinary team of surgeons, nurses, dietitians and psychologists will provide education on weight loss methods and help you decide which option

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11 Mistakes to Avoid When Tracking After WLS

May 5, 2017 · 0 comments

So…you've had your weight loss surgery, and are gung-ho on sticking to your new plan for your healthier lifestyle.  You feel confident and motivated!  You can actually see your goal weight in your near future. Your team of friends, family, doctors and your dietitian are all cheering you on.  Let’s

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Can Bariatric Surgery Really Resolve My Sleep Apnea?

March 22, 2017 · 0 comments

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is an extremely common public health problem present in 2% to 4% of the general population. It has been linked to the development of hypertension and is a risk factor for the incidental development of stroke, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and atrial fibrillation (a

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The Truth About the Psychological Evaluation for WLS

March 6, 2017 · 0 comments

Regardless of whether you have fully committed to bariatric surgery or whether you are just beginning the process and considering the pros and cons, you are embarking on a major decision.  Most patients are required (by their insurance company and their surgeon) to have a psychological evaluation (clearance) prior to

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Low Carb Diets, Appetite, and Weight Loss: the Basics

February 24, 2017 · 0 comments

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” -- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin It’s obvious to anyone who has ever been obese that what we eat matters greatly.  What is not as obvious are the subtle effects that our choices can have on the body or

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What to Expect from a VSG Revision to RNY or DS

February 22, 2017 · 0 comments

The Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) is rapidly emerging as one of the weight loss surgery procedures that patients choose the most. For some bariatric surgeons and patients, the VSG has replaced the Proximal Roux-en-Y (RNY) Gastric Bypass as the most popular weight loss surgery currently done. Removal of the upper

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Socializing after Bariatric Surgery: Risks and Rewards

February 15, 2017 · 0 comments

Bariatric surgery brings about a life change that can be stunning in its complexity. No aspect of living remains untouched, nor any person in the personal sphere of a bariatric patient unaffected by these changes. The physical, emotional and mental adjustments of both the patient and their support system are

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