Weight Loss Surgery Basics

Revising to Duodenal Switch 2

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

Stay Successful After Your WLS

15 Tips to Stay Successful After Your WLS

December 5, 2018 · 0 comments

Everyone knows that weight loss surgery isn’t just a one day or one year journey. It is a lifelong one. Here are 15 things you can do to reach your goal for weight loss and stay successful after your WLS. 15 Tips to Stay Successful After Your WLS Eat mindfully

Best Ways To Get Back On Track

5 Ways To Get Back On Track After Bariatric Surgery

November 12, 2018 · 0 comments

Have you been overindulging? Are your “cheats” becoming more frequent or have your portions gotten bigger?  Are you eating food from your kid’s plate and not really “counting” it?  Have you been slacking on exercise?  Or are you exercising, but not seeing results?  Be honest with yourself. Even seemingly small

Candy Cane Deformity

Candy Cane Deformity in Post Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

October 15, 2018 · 0 comments

Candy Cane Deformity I was sitting in my office, the other day, when suddenly I hear a patient in our lobby coughing continuously.  I thought to myself, I bet she has the Candy Cane deformity. Sure enough, she was my next patient, a patient of my fathers’ who had an

Long Term WLS Post Ops

Update for Long-Term WLS Post-Ops: Potential Issues To Watch For

September 10, 2018 · 0 comments

As our knowledge and understanding of obesity as a disease progresses, it’s becoming more evident that the disease process is chronic and relapsing. This is one of the main reasons for medical therapy failure in the intermediate and long run. Surgery affects multiple hormonal pathways and therefore allows for more

Laparoscopic Revision

Laparoscopic Revision Surgery of Failed Bariatric Procedures

September 5, 2018 · 0 comments

Bariatric surgery has been shown to be a safe and effective long-term treatment for obesity. Over the past 25 years, there has been an increase in the number of primary bariatric operations in the United States. As a result of this trend, revisional bariatric procedures are expected to increase. The

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