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
Weight Loss Surgery Basics
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
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
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
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.
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