Weight Loss Surgery Basics

Yo-Yo Dieting and Diabetes 6

Yo-Yo Dieting and Diabetes After Bariatric Surgery

April 1, 2019 · 0 comments

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

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How Bariatric Surgery Can Impact Endocrine Dysfunction

March 25, 2019 · 0 comments

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

Teens and WLS

Teens and WLS: What are the Long-Term Results?

March 20, 2019 · 0 comments

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 After WLS

Gallstones After WLS: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

March 15, 2019 · 0 comments

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

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What You Need to Know About Revising to Duodenal Switch (DS)

February 11, 2019 · 0 comments

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,

diets don't work

Diets Don’t Work, Why Bariatric Surgery Does!

January 21, 2019 · 0 comments

“Obesity is not a disease of overeating and lack of exercise.” I have used this line for years. Telling a patient that they should just eat right and exercise and everything will be fine is no different than telling the same patient to stretch to get taller. After all, obesity

Nissen Fundoplication

What is a Nissen Fundoplication and the Connection With WLS?

January 16, 2019 · 0 comments

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is prevalent in North America. 1 in 5 people will complain of GERD/heartburn symptoms this number increases in the people who are obese. People describe a burning sensation deep to the sternum, acidic sensation in the mouth, foul-smelling breath, teeth decay/destruction, voice hoarseness, coughing/vomiting blood, weight

follow-up appointments after weight loss surgery

7 Tips for Your Follow-Up Appointments After Weight Loss Surgery

December 26, 2018 · 0 comments

One of the most important factors to bariatric surgery is to have regular follow-up appointments after weight loss surgery. Your bariatric surgeon and his trained staff will be able to offer you the best follow up care to ensure the most complete long-term care and maintain your bariatric surgery success. 7

Bariatric Surgery 10 Things To Do

Bariatric Surgery: 10 Things To Do & 10 Things Not To Do!

December 19, 2018 · 0 comments

After bariatric surgery, it can be hard to prioritize what is most important for your weight loss surgery journey.  To make sure you are focused and don't forget, keep handy these Bariatric Surgery: 10 Things To Do & 10 Things Not To Do tips. Top 10 Things To Do After

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