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Co-Morbid Conditions 2

Will WLS Resolve All Common Co-Morbid Conditions?

August 20, 2020 · 0 comments

Will WLS Resolve All Common Co-Morbid Conditions? The shorter answer is yes for the most part. For co-morbid conditions, there are two variables that need to be clarified before an answer can be given to the question definitively. The resolution of co-morbidities is a very broad and vague term. For

Duodenal Switch Post Op 2

Duodenal Switch Post-Op One-Year

May 19, 2020 · 0 comments

Duodenal Switch Post-Op: One-Year Before we get into this Duodenal Switch Post-Op article, let's take this opportunity to remind ourselves of the importance of physical distancing, wearing a face mask if personal spaces are limited or when required, and frequent hand washing. Isolation should be considered if there has been

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

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The Responsibility for a Failed Weight Loss Surgery Procedure, Part Two

July 20, 2018 · 0 comments

Previously in my “The Responsibility for a Failed Weight Loss Surgery Procedure, Part One” article, we had an overview of the possible reasons of dissatisfaction with weight loss surgical outcomes. These were divided into the possible patient and surgical causes. We didn't get into the details of some of those

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The Responsibility for a Failed Weight Loss Surgery Procedure, Part One

July 18, 2018 · 0 comments

Obesity is a leading cause of morbidity, illness, and death in the United States. Obesity in adolescence is the fastest growing segment of the population. In the last 30 years, different surgical approaches have been tried as treatment options for obesity. These are in addition to non-surgical options, including medications,

Before and After DS with Samantha

Before & After DS with Samantha, losing 207 pounds!

September 12, 2017 · 0 comments

Why I Decided to Have WLS After struggling with obesity for most of my life I was finally fed up. I had heard about WLS before but was always under the common misconception that it was for people who wanted the “easy” way out of a hard situation. I had

17 things you should know about the duodenal switch

17 Things You Should Know About the Duodenal Switch (DS)

January 30, 2017 · 0 comments

Making the decision to undergo weight loss surgery is a life-changing proposition. It is imperative when devising an informed and educated decision, in collaboration with your surgeon, regarding the short and long-term outcomes of weight loss surgical procedures. The Duodenal Switch (DS) (Bilio-pancreatic diversion with Duodenal Switch) has the best