Body Contouring after Weight Loss Explained This article provides a good entry point for those considering body contouring after weight loss. Body contouring after weight loss is both a reconstructive plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery to remove excess skin and restore the body contours to normalcy. A common misconception is that plastic surgery is a […]
If you’re just beginning your weight loss surgery journey, the myriad of bariatric surgery terms can be confusing. To help you navigate this unknown territory, we’ve compiled a list of 10 common bariatric surgery terms you’re likely to encounter along your path. Bariatric surgery There are several options in bariatric surgery, commonly known as weight […]
Seventy percent of patients who have gastric bypass surgery are females. The majority are of child bearing age. Between 2003 and 2005, over 50,000 women in the 18-45 age group had bariatric surgery. This means that half of the women who have weight loss surgery are childbearing age and many of them are contemplating pregnancy […]
Obesity in the United States is extreme. More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight. This includes about 20% of American children. About one-third of Americans are obese and many suffer from obesity related illnesses such as hypertension, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes. We are aware of our obesity epidemic. Billions of dollars are spent […]
The UK’s first large-scale study on the impact of weight loss surgery on obesity reports a large reduction in type-2 diabetes and other health problems. It also discovered that weight loss surgery reverses diabetes in some instances. The National Bariatric Surgery Registry (NBSR) found the procedures to be safe. One-year after bariatric surgery, patients lost […]
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis can be caused by joint injury, stress on the joints from certain types of work, a genetic defect in joint cartilage, joints that improperly form, and being overweight or obese. Treatment plans can involve exercise, weight control, rest and joint care. Bariatric surgery for osteoarthritis is […]
The first six months after gastric bypass surgery is the grace period when weight comes off quick and easy. You can expect to lose thirty to forty percent of your excess body weight. Gastric bypass weight loss in the first six months is accelerated because your appetite will be minimal. Factors that Influence Gastric Bypass […]
Bill Streetman was not always obese. In fact, he was once quite an athlete. As Bill matured his activity level decreased. His eating did not. Eventually, Bill weighed 404 pounds. He told me, “Nobody gets to weigh 400+ pounds without lying to themselves and others a great deal.” Bill finally faced the truth about his […]
Weight loss is effective for GERD treatment, and gastric bypass has been particularly successful. In 2003, gastric bypass surgery cured my GERD. What is GERD? Gastroesophageal reflux, also referred to as GERD or acid reflux, occurs when the contents of the stomach are returned to the esophagus. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is the muscle […]
Massive weight loss after bariatric surgery can save lives. In fact, people usually have weight loss surgery owing to significant health issues. Those who are obese have higher rates of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. These problems are often resolved or improved after gastric bypass, gastric banding, or some other weight loss surgery option. […]
If you are overweight, the risk for health problems is probable. If you are obese, the risk for health problems is almost guaranteed. A cluster of risk factors related to obesity might be the metabolic syndrome that can lead to obesity related illness. Obesity related illnesses include gallstones, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high […]
Anatomy of the Gastric Bypass Pouch Gastric bypass surgery is a weight loss surgery that addresses the problem of obesity and the co-morbidities of obesity. The gastric bypass procedure divides the stomach into a small upper pouch through which food will pass, and a larger lower pouch that contributes digestive juices into the intestine. The […]
Looking back to when I had my gastric bypass surgery in 2003, I don’t believe that my bariatric surgeon really discussed the gastric bypass pouch rules or stressed their importance with me. I recall him saying, “I do the surgery. The rest is up to you.” So, I am very glad that I came across […]
Proximal Gastric Bypass, commonly known simply as gastric bypass, is the most often performed weight-loss surgery in the United States. Should Proximal Gastric Bypass not have the desired results — either you regain weight or do not lose as much weight as projected — then an option is a Distal Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery. The […]
There are three general reasons for revision weight loss surgery: 1. There were complications after bariatric surgery and revisions were needed 2. Anticipated weight loss was not achieved following bariatric surgery 3. Weight was regained following bariatric surgery A conversion to duodenal switch is one of the options for revision bariatric surgery. Conversion to Duodenal […]
Understanding and practicing the gastric bypass pouch rules will help to relax feelings of hunger and keep weight off. Patients will not experience much hunger in the first six months after gastric bypass surgery. Hunger will present as the pouch increases in size. Gastric Bypass Pouch Doctors have discovered that the gastric bypass pouch will […]
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