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Why Bariatric Surgery is NOT a Crutch!

December 11, 2019 · 0 comments

Imagine a carpenter building a bookshelf. The carpenter gathers all the wood, nails, and tools, but instead of a hammer, the carpenter is given a shoe to hammer in the nails. The carpenter is able to hammer the nails in with the shoe, but it takes much longer than anticipated

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15 Articles To Be Fully Informed About Having Bariatric Surgery!

October 23, 2019 · 0 comments

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

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Losing Weight With a Bariatric Surgery Revision, Part 2

October 21, 2019 · 0 comments

There is not one perfect surgery, and procedure selection is dependent upon the patient’s anatomy, health issues, and previous surgery. The following includes a summary of each procedure. The Gastric Band (Lap-Band) Procedure As band placement has declined, the number of patients seeking revision surgery has grown dramatically. Studies show

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Losing Weight With a Bariatric Surgery Revision, Part 1

October 16, 2019 · 0 comments

Since 2011, I have been working as a bariatric surgeon. Over this time, I have found that my patients are not seeking solutions exclusive to their weight. I am equally invested in addressing their overall health. Moreover, it is not uncommon to see patients who have already undergone a bariatric

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How to Bust Weight Loss Plateaus After Bariatric Surgery

September 16, 2019 · 0 comments

Why Weight Loss Plateaus Happen and What To Do Weight loss plateaus or stalls in losing weight is a common concern. Most bariatric patients experience rapid weight loss in the first days and weeks after surgery. Then the rate at which you lose will begin to slow and many patients

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Bariatric Patient Outcomes, A Nurse’s Heart-Felt Perspective

September 9, 2019 · 0 comments

Obesity is a chronic disease that affects more than 35% percent of U.S. adults. This disease affects not only one’s physical well-being but also their mental well-being. The impact of obesity can affect an entire family not just the individual suffering from obesity. Physical limitations may exist that do not

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Home from Having Bariatric Surgery: What to Expect

September 4, 2019 · 0 comments

Congratulations! After months of anticipation, it is finally time to have your weight loss surgery. This is an exciting time, but it can also be scary. Your body may begin to experience many changes. Here is a brief look at what to expect after you come home from having bariatric

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Why I Love My Job as a Bariatric Nurse

September 2, 2019 · 0 comments

There are many reasons why I love and devote my career to being a bariatric nurse. Bariatric nursing offers an ideal setting to partner with patients to help them achieve their desired health goals. It also is very gratifying working with a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated professionals who facilitate positive

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Weight Regain After WLS and the Trans Oral Outlet Reduction (TORe)

August 7, 2019 · 0 comments

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. 

Questions to Ask Before Having Bariatric Surgery Part 2

Questions to Ask Before Having Bariatric Surgery, Part 2

August 1, 2019 · 0 comments

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

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