Bariatric Surgery

Guidelines for Weight Loss Surgery Have Changed

Qualification Guidelines for Bariatric Surgery Have Changed – What You Need to Know

Two of the most prominent organizations in weight loss surgery have announced new qualifications for today’s most popular bariatric procedures. If you suffer from the disease of obesity, this information is sure to interest you. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic

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What Can You Expect After Bariatric Surgery?

What Can You Expect After Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a commonly prescribed treatment for the disease of obesity. Not only can today’s advanced weight loss surgical techniques help you lose weight, but you can also look forward to health and aesthetic improvements. Surgeries such as gastric sleeve (laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy), and gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery), are suitable treatments for a wide range of

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Psychological Evaluation Before Weight Loss Surgery

Why is a Psychological Evaluation Necessary Before Undergoing Weight Loss Surgery?

Popular weight loss surgeries such as the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) help you lose excess weight and reduce your risk of potentially life-limiting obesity comorbidities. If you have a BMI of 40 or higher or a BMI of 35 with a weight-related ailment such as Type 2 diabetes, you may qualify for one of these

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Non Surgical vs Surgical Weight Loss

Why Would Someone Choose a Non-Surgical Weight Loss Method Over Bariatric Surgery?

Obesity is a worldwide epidemic that shows no signs of slowing down. Nearly half of all adults are now considered to be overweight or obese. There are numerous reasons why so many people, even children, are suffering from the disease of obesity. High-calorie foods and mega proportions are only part of the problem. Genetics, a

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Gastric Banding

Lap-Band Didn’t Work and Still Obese? Now What?

A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (Lap-Band) is an inflatable device that is fitted around the top portion of the stomach. The purpose of the surgery is to treat obesity by restricting food consumption. The first Lap-Band was surgically placed on September 1st, 1993. From that point onward, bariatric surgery steadily rose in popularity until it

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Why Can't Lose Weight with Diet and Exercise Alone

Why Can’t I Lose Weight with Diet and Exercise Alone? Bariatric Surgery Can Help

Losing weight is hard. When you have finally had enough of the weight gain and the detriment to your life that packing on the pounds has brought, the first step is to make a conscious decision to change. From here on out, everyone attempts to drop the excess pounds in varying ways. Some cut calories,

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Bariatric Surgery and Body Contouring

Bariatric Surgery and Body Contouring by One Doctor Saves Time and Money

Nearly one in three adults are overweight, and two in five are obese. When a person becomes overweight or obese, poor health, a low body image, and diminished self-esteem usually follow. To improve their quality of life, many people who are overweight or obese turn to weight loss surgery or cosmetic surgery, depending on their

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