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 […]
Terri Wehling struggled for years to lose weight. She tried a number of different diets but, like most of us, would take off some weight and then gain it back. Terri’s health was failing so fast that she opted for the LAP Band surgery, which is one of the two adjustable gastric band implants available, […]
The FDA approved the Lap-Band adjustable gastric band for obese adults with a BMI of 30-40 and at least one comorbid condition such as asthma, diabetes, or hypertension. It is the only bariatric surgery approved for those adults who do not meet the criteria for morbid obesity with this lower BMI. Lap-Band Approved for Weight […]
Gastric Band Surgery Facts The Adjustable Gastric Band is an obesity surgery also known as LAP-BAND and Realize Band. The gastric band is a relatively safe weight-loss surgery that takes about one hour to perform. There are gastric band risks, however. Gastric band complications can be frequent, and as many as 26% of patients experience some […]
Given the rate of obesity in the United States and the potential outcomes, many Americans are now considering bariatric surgery. Of the many types of bariatric surgery options: gastric bypass, gastric band, gastric sleeve, duodenal switch, how does one select the best bariatric surgery for oneself? Let’s start with a few startling facts to put the […]
The gastric bypass surgery that I underwent may be the most common bariatric surgery, but it isn’t for everyone. To help you make a decision about weight-loss surgery options, I’m sharing a fact sheet on the adjustable gastric band surgery that I compiled when deciding if bariatric surgery was right for me. Adjustable Gastric Band […]
To answer the question, “How safe is bariatric surgery?” early complication rates for bariatric surgery are quite low and the surgery is relatively safe according to the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS) study. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the study reviewed the open and laparoscopic gastric bypass surgeries and gastric band […]
There are several weight loss surgery options from which you may choose to treat morbid obesity. So how do you know which weight loss surgery option is right for you? This brief guide is a starting point. Know your options and from here, you will want to do further research on each weight loss surgery option, interview bariatric surgeons, […]
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My Bariatric Life is feeling sneaky.
2 months ago
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