Endoscopic Non-Surgical Treatment for Weight Regain Weight loss after bariatric surgery is life-altering, and in most cases, it not only gives patients health benefits but the freedom to do things they couldn’t do before. Many patients experience a small amount of weight regain after they hit their initial low weight.
Weight Loss Surgery Basics
This article is the second one to my two-part article series. You can check out my first five questions in Questions to Ask Before Having Bariatric Surgery, Part 1. 5 Questions to Ask Before Having Bariatric Surgery, Part 2 “How Much Weight Should I Expect to Lose and What Are
Dumping is a very common question bariatricians are asked when Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is recommended as a potential treatment option for morbid obesity. Before we address the issue of dumping after bariatric surgery, we should review the anatomy of the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, to understand the reason dumping syndrome occurs.
Going through the process of having bariatric surgery can be overwhelming, exciting, and scary. Before you have surgery, make sure to ask the right questions, so you are fully informed. I've provided 10 questions in my two-part article series. This article gives you 5 questions to ask before having bariatric
Has the excitement of having weight loss surgery dwindled for you? Have you gone back to some old unhealthy behaviors? Well, you are not alone. As the rate of weight loss slows down or stops, and your priorities shift away from meal preparation, the habits that promoted weight gain can
My office received a call in the spring of 2018 from a woman who was desperate for help. Tearfully, she relayed to my office that she had an open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery 15 years ago with my father when he was in practice. She said she was calling my
As a bariatric medicine physician, I aim to help my patients lose weight, and maintain it. Recently I saw a patient who was regaining weight, ten years after bariatric surgery. When her husband lost his job as a machinist, he stopped taking his bipolar medication and relapsed into drug abuse.
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is an incisionless weight loss procedure that is performed with an endoscope placed through the mouth and into the stomach. The procedure uses permanent sutures to narrow the stomach. The procedure takes about an hour and most patients are discharged home the same day, again without any
Patients particularly vulnerable to being non-compliant underestimate that no method of weight loss including bariatric surgery promises weight loss maintenance. Most importantly, patients may be unaware that there are many contributory factors that influence non-compliance. Non-observance of unhealthy habits slowly creeping into daily routines such as continued grazed eating, eating
Patients can lose 70-80 percent of their excess body weight with weight loss procedures such as the sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass. For some patients, that can mean 100 or more pounds of weight loss. After losing weight, patients have a different body and can focus on reclaiming your body after