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Tag Archives: Bariatric Surgery

Gastric Banding vs. Gastric Bypass Procedures

Published on August 17, 2011

The obesity epidemic in America has led many people to turn to weight loss surgery. While diet and exercise are effective, weight loss surgery gets results faster, which may be a critical point for people who are morbidly obese and

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Weight-Loss Surgery: The MYTH of the Magic Bullet

Published on July 15, 2011

We’ve heard time and time again, especially in the main-stream media, of the perception that weight-loss surgery is seen as a “magic bullet” by those who choose it. We’re sure most people who have undergone weight-loss surgery would loudly disagree.

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Pregnancy After Weight Loss Surgery

Published on July 8, 2011

Among the most common questions we receive from women who have undergone or are planning to undergo weight-loss surgery is: Can I get pregnant after surgery? To their pleasant surprise, the answer is YES! In fact, getting pregnant after weight

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Recent ASMBS Meeting

Published on June 28, 2011

At the most recent ASMBS meeting, there was talk about recognizing morbid obesity as a possible addiction to food, especially carbohydrates and sugar. In two of my lectures, the speaker used the word relapse when talking about weight regain after

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Importance of Protein

Published on April 29, 2011

Protein is an essential nutrient of the body. Eating enough protein is especially important after bariatric surgery to help preserve lean muscle mass and promote healing. It also increases satiety, which helps patients feel full longer and makes them less

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Lap Band Slippage

Published on April 19, 2011

We have recently seen some patients with lap band slippage that needed to have their lapband removed or repositioned. Several of the patients had experienced a bad flu or other episode of severe vomiting a few weeks before the band

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Bariatric Advantage Vitamins

Published on April 11, 2011

Many of you have purchased the 90 day starter kits of the Bariatric Advantage vitamins. We have now set up an arrangement with BA that allows you to order your vitamins directly from them and have them delivered to your

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6 Month Medically Supervised Diet

Published on April 7, 2011

Many insurance companies are now requiring patients to show proof of participating in a medically supervised diet, before they will authorize surgical weight loss. The amount of time varies with different insurance companies. This frustrates and stalls many patients. If

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It takes more than a Band Adjustment to be a Success

Published on March 17, 2011

Bariatric Surgery is a very effective tool to use to help alleviate morbid obesity. Our physcians perform gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric band.These are all very good operations. However, the operation is merely a tool to be used

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Celebrities and Bariatric Surgery

Published on February 16, 2011

When someone is obese or morbidly obese, that person may face a number of major health issues, including increased chances for heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and other cardiovascular issues. Weight loss surgery options have increased in popularity, helping many people

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