15 Articles To Be Fully Informed About Having Bariatric Surgery!October 23, 2019
If you are considering bariatric surgery or are going to have it, education and doing your homework about the surgery are paramount. Yes, you'll lose weight but bariatric surgery is so much more than losing weight. When you're fully informed about bariatric surgery, you enhance your success if you are prepared, know what to expect, and do what's important for your long-term success! Find out how to be fully informed about having bariatric surgery
Check out these 15 articles that have been written by bariatric surgery professionals that are informed about having bariatric surgery and read how they are specifically geared for anyone that is beginning their journey to lose weight, improve their health, and live fully again!
Be In-The-Know and Informed About Having Bariatric Surgery
Authored by Matthew Metz, MD, FACS
We're starting off this article series with this article. Many people believe (and some will even tell you) that bariatric surgery is taking the easy way out. NOT! Check out this article for your own support and feel free to provide it to anyone that thinks that!
Authored by Dr. Robert Schuster
Weight loss surgery is not a cure for obesity, however, it is the most powerful way to combat obesity, regain your health, and increase your chances of developing co-morbid conditions in the future. Find out the breakdown of some of the procedures!
Authored by Megan Goulard, NP
The preoperative testing is important so your bariatric surgeon can make sure you are physically able to have surgery. The preoperative testing is in your best interests so your surgery is safe and won't aggravate any pre-existing issues. Learn about preoperative testing!
Authored by Jason Reynoso, MD
There are many bariatric surgery procedures to research and select the best one for you. Each of the procedures has pros and cons so it is essential that you select the surgical procedure that will provide you with the results you want. Find out about the procedures!
Authored by Angela Fenton, MA, LMHC
It is important to be physically prepared to have bariatric surgery. The pre-op testing is thorough because your surgeon and team want to make sure it is safe for you and your body to have surgery. Learn about the essential mental health preparedness for bariatric surgery!
Authored by Jessica Crandall, RD
At your bariatric nutrition evaluation, your dietitian will discuss weight loss options and bariatric surgery. It will include a review of your weight history, labs, medical history, current eating habits, and physical activity. Find out what to expect at your evaluation!
Authored by Dr. David Kim
There are many benefits to the pre-op liquid diet. Your bariatric surgery journey is beginning. Yes, the pre-op liquid diet can be challenging but it will be a fleeting inconvenient moment! Check out the benefits of the pre-op liquid diet!
Authored by Kristi Nadler, MS, RDN, CSOWM, LD
Your insurance company or provider may require a 6-month supervised diet. During the 6-month medically supervised program, your health care team will help you with your journey to a healthier life. Learn about the importance of the 6-month supervised diet!
Authored by Bec McDorman, MS, RDN
To fully understand vitamin supplementation after weight loss surgery, learn about the process of digestion prior to having surgery. Check out the entire Science of Supplementation article series!
Authored by Bec McDorman, MS, RDN
This article will provide valuable education for how your digestion will be after having weight loss surgery. Find out about the digestion after having RNY/Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and the Duodenal Switch, and the importance of vitamin supplementation!
Authored by Michael Jay Nusbaum, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Does weight loss surgery resolve Type 2 diabetes? Yes, the surgery will provide you with weight loss but as a metabolic tool, it can also bring resolution to many co-morbid conditions such as Type 2 diabetes. Learn about the connection between bariatric surgery and resolution of Type 2!
Authored by Stelios Rekkas, MD, FACS
Co-morbidities associated with obesity include diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and other chronic medical conditions. If you wonder about bariatric surgery and co-morbid conditions when you review this article you'll know!
Authored by Randip Singh, MD
Sleep apnea is a serious condition and without being treated it can have fatal results. Find out the link of sleep apnea to the development of hypertension and a risk factor for the incidental development of stroke, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and atrial fibrillation!
Authored by Dr. Val Andrei
The day of your WLS surgery will include a range of emotions such as excitement, worry, and possibly question your decision to have surgery. By reviewing this article, you'll be prepared and know what to expect will help to soothe the roller coaster of emotions!
Authored by Dr. Romeo A. Lainez
While there are multiple benefits to bariatric surgery, one of the issues post-ops struggle with is hair loss. Hair loss is common after surgery for 40% of post-op patients. Most of the hair loss is not severe, but there can be a temporary thinning of hair. When you review this article, you'll learn about hair loss!