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 […]
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 […]
Jonathan Blue is one of our inspiring Patient Stories. One-year post-bariatric surgery, Jonathan competed in endurance events such as the Disabled American Veterans 5k and Great Ohio River Swim. The Obesity Action Coalition defines “bariathletes” as people who have lost weight via bariatric surgery and now compete in endurance events. Today, I interview a bariathlete […]
Most of the weight that is lost after gastric bypass surgery is lost in the first year. The average weight regain after bariatric surgery is around thirty-five percent. This weight gain not only poses health risks, but it compromises the patient’s quality of life, as well. Among the procedures to manage weight loss after failed […]
Any surgery can have complications, and weight loss surgery is not an exception. Although uncommon, there are certainly gastric bypass risks. Short-term Gastric Bypass Risks Short-term gastric bypass risks include risk for pneumonia, blood clots in the legs, incision infections, or a leak at one of the staple lines. About 5% of gastric bypass patients experience […]
A familiar face and a kind word can sometimes make all the difference. Family support after bariatric surgery is not only a wise choice for the patient, but the family itself might feel hurt if support is not asked for. After all, the purpose of family is to nourish the best interest of all who […]
Seniors are opting more for weight loss surgery, and research suggests that older adults can benefit as much or more from bariatric surgery options than younger people. A study conducted at Columbia University’s Center for Obesity Surgery found that patients over the age of sixty who have bariatric surgery enjoy the same benefits as younger […]
My Bariatric Life is feeling sneaky.
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