Weight Loss Surgery Basics

Dr. Heath Smith

In Loving Memory of Dr. Heath Smith

March 5, 2024 · 0 comments

It is with very heavy hearts that we share with the ObesityHelp and Bariatric Community that patient advocate, general, and bariatric surgeon, Dr. Heath Smith unexpectedly passed away on January 14th, 2024, due to a plane crash. Remembering Heath Smith, MD, FACS, FASMBS (1983-2024) Born and raised in Paradise, Texas,

Bariatric Revisions

Second Time Around: Why Bariatric Revisions Are Sometimes Needed

February 19, 2024 · 0 comments

Introduction The overwhelming success and safety of bariatric surgery compared to diets and medication is well known to the medical community. However, a surgical revision of a previous bariatric surgery is sometimes necessary. Around 15% of bariatric patients will proceed with revision, and this number is on the rise due

Weight Loss Medications vs

Weighing Your Options: Weight Loss Medications vs. Weight Loss Surgery

February 14, 2024 · 0 comments

Weight Loss Medications vs. Weight Loss Surgery: Obesity is a chronic, relapsing disease that increases the risk of many additional health problems if left untreated. In 2000, 30.5% of American adults had obesity as compared to 41.9% today, and that number is expected to grow to 48.9% by 2030. Fortunately,

Pouch Dilation

Preventing Pouch Dilation after Sleeve Gastrectomy

February 12, 2024 · 0 comments

One common cause of weight regain after sleeve gastrectomy is that of stretching or dilation of the remaining stomach. This leads to an increase in storage capacity and, ultimately, weight gain.  With an enlarged stomach, patients require increased amounts of food to feel satisfied. Avoiding this issue is obviously preferable,

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Bariatric Surgery

February 7, 2024 · 0 comments

Bariatric surgery remains the most effective treatment for individuals struggling with obesity, offering not only significant and sustainable weight loss, but also providing improvements in various weight-related medical problems. One common medical problem that affects many patients with obesity is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) GERD is

Lab Work Post-Op

Why Lab Work Post-WLS Is Crucial

July 24, 2023 · 0 comments

Why Lab Work Post-WLS Is Crucial: Bariatric surgery is a great weight loss tool. Your tool may work with different mechanism: These are all helpful mechanisms, as they help you lose weight and keep it off. But they also necessitate nutritional vigilance on your part and monitoring on our part!

Stalled After WLS

Stalled After WLS? Factors That Could Help Produce Results!

June 26, 2023 · 0 comments

Reality is setting in, hunger is back, stress hits....again, old thoughts and emotions have returned.  Now what?  At some point, the excitement and effects of weight loss surgery wane. Stalled after WLS. This is normal. But it can be downright scary for some. If you arm yourself with information, understand

How Will I Know Which Weight Loss Surgery is Right For ME?

May 15, 2023 · 0 comments

How Will I Know Which Weight Loss Surgery is Right For ME? Congratulations on making the decision to undergo weight loss surgery! This will likely be one of the most monumental decisions of your lifetime. Battling the disease of obesity can be frustrating, to say the least. The good news

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