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
Weight Loss Surgery Basics
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
"How do I know if my pouch is stretched?" is a common question for patients who underwent a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Let’s quickly review the anatomy of a patient after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. The stomach is transected to create a small pouch which is the size of a large egg.
Would it be better if you lost weight and regained it, or didn’t lose it at all? Yo-Yo Dieting and Diabetes Currently, almost 50 percent of women and 20 percent of men report wanting to lose weight per the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). (Dennett, 2017). Unfortunately, roughly eight
Are you feeling stressed? Are you not getting enough sleep? Are you feeling run down and fatigued all the time? Maybe this is the time to check your endocrine function! Endocrine function is responsible for regulating many vital organs and processes in our system. It has a significant impact on
I’d like to start by discussing the term "metabolic surgery" in order to clear the air. Metabolic surgery is a term that is used to describe any procedure that is used to treat a metabolic illness, particularly diabetes mellitus. The terms "obesity surgery" and "weight loss surgery" fail to recognize
Gallstones are common with individuals that are obese. This tendency for having gallstones is an issue that bariatric surgeons know from performing bariatric surgery on patients. For many pre-op patients, surgeons will order a gallbladder scan as one of the pre-op tests. Historically it is well known that within the
In today's society, we understand more than ever about the human body and especially how diet and disease are related and affect us. Advancements in fields such as exercise physiology have taught us the proper way to customize workouts uniquely for ourselves based on age, goals, nutrition and medical conditions.
As with any health condition treatment, the effectiveness of a particular treatment should be evaluated continuously over the life of the patient. For example, a patient being treated for hypertension with a certain medication will almost certainly need to have their medication changed or adjusted over time. Aging, activity level,