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The Responsibility for a Failed Weight Loss Surgery Procedure, Part Two

July 20, 2018 · 0 comments

Previously in my “The Responsibility for a Failed Weight Loss Surgery Procedure, Part One” article, we had an overview of the possible reasons of dissatisfaction with weight loss surgical outcomes. These were divided into the possible patient and surgical causes. We didn't get into the details of some of those

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The Responsibility for a Failed Weight Loss Surgery Procedure, Part One

July 18, 2018 · 0 comments

Obesity is a leading cause of morbidity, illness, and death in the United States. Obesity in adolescence is the fastest growing segment of the population. In the last 30 years, different surgical approaches have been tried as treatment options for obesity. These are in addition to non-surgical options, including medications,

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In Loving Memory of Dr. James Sapala

July 5, 2018 · 0 comments

It is with very heavy hearts that the ObesityHelp team shares with our members that our longtime friend, Dr. James Sapala, passed away from brain cancer on April 12, 2017, at the age of 72. Dr. Sapala, affectionately known as “Dr. Jim” by his patients, was a kind and compassionate

Malabsorption of the Roux-en-Y

Does Malabsorption of the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Change Over Time?

June 20, 2018 · 0 comments

The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is a surgical operation that causes weight loss by both limiting the amount of food that a person is able to eat (restrictive) while causing malabsorption of the nutrition and calories consumed. The intestinal Roux limb of the RNY is reattached much lower in the intestinal

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The Truth About Life After WLS & Pre-Op Food Funerals

June 13, 2018 · 0 comments

Although this may sound like a weird rite of passage, it isn't. It happens to just about everyone who is about to have weight loss surgery. There is a lot of hype and fear around giving up certain foods when individuals embark on the journey of bariatric surgery. This can

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Can Patients Keep Taking NSAIDs After Bariatric Surgery?

June 11, 2018 · 0 comments

Pain is a very common symptom in the general and bariatric population. The causes of pain are predominantly musculoskeletal in nature. This may be due to traumatic injuries, arthritis, spinal column abnormalities such as slipped disks, post-surgical issues such as replaced hips/knees, etc. Even though many of these ailments are

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Does A Bariatric Surgery Stomach Reset Work To Lose Regain?

June 8, 2018 · 0 comments

Bariatric and metabolic surgery have gained widespread acceptance mainly due to the long-term reduction in mortality and significant improvement in co-morbid conditions such as diabetes type II and high blood pressure. Beyond the health benefits, there is a drastic improvement in the quality of life. Over time, we find that,

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10 Tips for Success With Bariatric Surgery

May 9, 2018 · 0 comments

Whether you're researching weight loss surgery, a pre-op, or post-op patient, helpful tips with bariatric surgery are good to have to keep in mind. Even for new or long-term post-ops, I hope these tips will support you as reminders for your journey. 10 Tips for Success With Bariatric Surgery 1.

Constipation After Weight Loss Surgery

Constipation After Weight Loss Surgery: Causes and Treatments

March 16, 2018 · 0 comments

Constipation is a very common symptom in the general population, we have ALL suffered from it at some point in our lives. It usually resolves with minimal intervention. Even though a minority of people seek medical attention, it continues to account for about 8 million physician visits a year. Symptoms

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