Weight Loss Surgery Basics

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Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) Weight Loss Procedure

June 10, 2019 · 0 comments

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

Non-Compliant Patient

8 Helpful Tips To Avoid Being a Non-Compliant Patient After WLS

May 28, 2019 · 0 comments

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

Your Body After Weight Loss

Reclaiming Your Body After Weight Loss

May 6, 2019 · 0 comments

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

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Enlarged RNY Gastric Bypass Pouch: What You Need To Know

April 22, 2019 · 0 comments

"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.

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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,

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