Weight Loss Surgery Basics

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LINX Procedure and Bariatric Surgery

March 30, 2020 · 0 comments

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a widely accepted procedure for patients with the disease of obesity and intractable gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Many experts believe that the sleeve gastrectomy does not reliably relieve or improve GERD symptoms and may induce GERD in some previously asymptomatic patients. Medical therapy is the first-line

Medically Supervised Weight Loss Programs

An Inside Look at Medically Supervised Weight Loss Programs

March 2, 2020 · 0 comments

If you are exploring the idea of a medically supervised weight loss program it is important to be an informed consumer. Unlike some purchases, this will be an investment in yourself so you want to have a clear list of your personal needs and the expectations you have of the

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The Connection Between Obesity and Cancer

February 24, 2020 · 0 comments

To understand the link between obesity and cancer risk, and the health implications of excess body weight, we must first understand how to define obesity. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines obesity as an “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation in adipose tissue, to the extent that health is impaired” [1].

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What Big Pharma is Not Telling About Type 2 Diabetes Medications

February 5, 2020 · 0 comments

With all the digital advertising and breathless discoveries announced by the pharmaceutical industry, you’d be forgiven for thinking that we had made some progress in treating type 2 diabetes. But the disturbing truth is that 30 million Americans battle type 2 diabetes today, and the number is climbing rapidly. Another

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Hunger Hormones Ghrelin & Leptin After Bariatric Surgery

January 29, 2020 · 0 comments

How many diets have you been on? How many times have you read the weight loss diet list, cleaned out the pantry, purchased all the foods, followed the recipes, and lost the weight? How many times have you gained it back? Part of the reason this occurs is due to two

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Understanding the Impact of Medication Absorption After WLS

January 27, 2020 · 0 comments

Patients undergoing weight loss surgery are usually on one or more medications, and the medication absorption after WLS may change. There are several factors that will affect the absorption of your medications after weight loss surgery. The two main determinants of absorption depend on the medication and the procedure you

Weight Regain After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

4 Tips for Preventing Weight Regain After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

January 6, 2020 · 0 comments

Many patients wonder if it’s possible to regain weight after having Gastric Sleeve Surgery (VSG). It’s a hard conversation, but as soon as the patient starts thinking about this surgery, or any bariatric procedure, it’s important to address this topic: the possibility of weight regain after Gastric Sleeve Surgery. Gastric

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Things To Do While Waiting For Bariatric Surgery

December 30, 2019 · 0 comments

The thing is (and I know this all too well) you become somewhat obsessed with surgery once you've decided that you are going to go through with it. It's understandable because we know that it's going to be an amazing change, especially after seeing so many of our friends go through

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Why Bariatric Surgery is NOT a Crutch!

December 11, 2019 · 0 comments

Imagine a carpenter building a bookshelf. The carpenter gathers all the wood, nails, and tools, but instead of a hammer, the carpenter is given a shoe to hammer in the nails. The carpenter is able to hammer the nails in with the shoe, but it takes much longer than anticipated

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15 Articles To Be Fully Informed About Having Bariatric Surgery!

October 23, 2019 · 0 comments

If you are considering bariatric surgery or are going to have it, education and doing your homework about the surgery are paramount. Yes, you'll lose weight but bariatric surgery is so much more than losing weight. When you're fully informed about bariatric surgery, you enhance your success if you are

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