Weight regain after bariatric surgery is a reality. The numbers aren’t conclusive, but one study found that excess weight loss is at approximately 77% within the first year but drops to 56% after five years. Another study found that only 40% of gastric bypass patients maintained a 30% or more loss after 12 years. Obviously, […]
The holidays are upon us! And surviving holiday gatherings as a bariatric surgery patient can be incredibly challenging. Food is everywhere and, of course, most of it is unhealthy. Navigating all of the parties, family functions, and office goodies can feel overwhelming. Most people tend to worry about weight gain this time of year, and […]
A review in JAMA finds that many people seeking surgery for morbid obesity also have psychiatric issues. In this article, we address which psychiatric issues can delay bariatric surgery. For example, depression and eating disorders are common in people seeking weight loss. How serious a concern are they to your bariatric surgery program? Hospitalization […]
Hello again! Last month we discussed what to expect in your bariatric presurgical psychological evaluation. In the next couple of articles, we’re going to talk about what these evaluations are really looking for and why. Today we’re focusing on depression before bariatric surgery. Depression and obesity often go hand-in-hand, according to this data brief by […]
When I thought about writing an article on the purpose of the bariatric surgery psychological evaluation, I realized that I won’t be able to give you many “hard facts” about these evaluations. Unfortunately, there are no strict guidelines in the field of bariatric surgery on how to conduct these assessments. This lack of guidelines leads […]
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My Bariatric Life is feeling sneaky.
2 months ago
I'll let you in on my dirty little secret. I hide the chocolates in the vegetable drawer of the fridge where no one in my family ever goes! bwahahaha #truestory #MyBariatricLife #weightlossjourney #bariatrics ...