Weight Loss Surgery Basics

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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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Ulcers After WLS: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

February 6, 2017 · 0 comments

Think of an ulcer as a sore in the lining of your stomach. They can cause pain, bleeding or make a hole in the stomach called a perforation.  They can develop within a few months or even years out from surgery. It is important for bariatric patients to know what

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17 Things You Should Know About the Duodenal Switch (DS)

January 30, 2017 · 0 comments

Making the decision to undergo weight loss surgery is a life-changing proposition. It is imperative when devising an informed and educated decision, in collaboration with your surgeon, regarding the short and long-term outcomes of weight loss surgical procedures. Duodenal Switch (Bilio-pancreatic diversion with Duodenal Switch) has the best long-term excess

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What to Expect from a Lap-Band Revision to VSG, RNY, or DS

January 16, 2017 · 0 comments

Tens of thousands of people have had success losing weight and improving their health with a laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (lap-band). For those who haven’t met their weight loss goals, or who have had a band-related complication, a revision is an option: conversion to a vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), Roux-en-Y

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Treating Type 2 Diabetes with Weight Loss Surgery

January 12, 2017 · 0 comments

In 2016, a number of diabetes associations began to recommend metabolic weight loss surgery as a standard treatment for patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (T2D).  Metabolic surgery, which is more commonly known as bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery, is a gastrointestinal operation designed to cause weight loss. Though

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Differences Between a Sleeve Reconstruction and 2nd Step DS

December 15, 2016 · 0 comments

If you have already had a high-efficiency bariatric surgery, such as the Gastric Sleeve (VSG), and had insufficient weight loss, there are options available that can help you. You have the options of a 2nd step Duodenal Switch (DS) or a Sleeve Reconstruction. To determine which option is best for

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