Nobody cheers in joy at the prospect of bariatric surgery, even the least invasive one. Emotionally, a weight loss surgery can feel like an invasion of your privacy. Besides, it can be difficult to accept that you need to give control over your body to another individual. At least that’s how I felt when I […]
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a popular weight loss surgery in the United States — and with some patient traveling to Mexico for the gastric sleeve, the procedure has become very attainable. The sleeve gastrectomy, also known as the gastric sleeve surgery, is relatively new compared to other weight loss surgery procedures. Once performed as the […]
You may be considering bariatric surgery as a solution to morbid obesity. In addition to massive weight loss, there are a few important but less-documented benefits of weight loss surgery that I’d like you to be aware of! Benefit of Weight Loss Surgery Weight loss surgery is never a quick fix or the easy option. For most […]
A number of celebrities have come forward over time stating they have had resounding weight-loss success with gastric sleeve surgery — most recently, TV personality Mama June Shannon in her new series Mama June: From Not to Hot. In fact, several have reported losses ranging anywhere from 60 to 150 pounds following their procedure. Celebrity Gastric […]
Many people are living longer, staying healthier, and living more productive lives owing to bariatric weight loss from the surgery and lifestyle changes. Often times people have the bariatric surgery and a weight loss goal in mind. But there is a crucial component between the bariatric surgery and the goal weight that is often overlooked, or […]
As anyone who has ever been on a diet knows the deal on weight loss is never closed. Many people who succeed at losing weight, find keeping it off proves even more difficult. Failure is an option in the weight loss challenge. As such, many people raise the bar on weight loss and choose the gastric sleeve surgery. Only […]
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 […]
Cameron McCulloch, father and grandfather, recently took the bariatric plunge and had weight-loss surgery. He was once slim and in good health. But Cameron’s weight soared to 350 pounds before bariatric weight-loss surgery. After years on the weight-off-weight-back-on-again merry-go-round, Cameron finally made the decision to have the gastric sleeve surgery. He advocates attitude change and […]
Fabiola Apollon is familiar with the setbacks and success of weight loss. She was not a first time winner, nor a second or third, for that matter. However, she is a woman of great spirit, and her determination finally won the battle with a gastric sleeve revision, spirituality, and dedication. Fabiola was overweight all through childhood […]
Many people who have been unable to lose weight using the more traditional method of diet and exercise alone, will opt for bariatric surgery. Gastric sleeve is one type of bariatric surgery. The gastric sleeve is less complicated than the gastric bypass or duodenal switch bariatric surgery, and more complex than the gastric band. Gastric sleeve […]
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 […]
Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the restrictive bariatric surgery options. It does not involve the malabsorption component of bypassing part of the intestine. Thus, as with the gastric band procedure, it does not carry the risk of vitamin deficiency associated with the gastric bypass and duodenal switch surgeries owing to their malabsorption components. The gastric sleeve surgery is therefore a viable option for patient’s with Crohn’s […]
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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