Bariatric surgery is a safe procedure if performed by a skilled bariatric surgeon in an appropriate medical facility. No operation is without risks, although the potential for harm is minimized if the bariatric surgeon is highly-competent and the hospital is well-prepared to handle any crisis. In addition, the chances of having life-threatening health complications from […]
There are a number of issues that bariatric patients will need to address before and after obesity surgery. Prior to weight loss surgery, there will be an evaluation to determine the patient’s overall physical condition and to assess whether the individual is an appropriate candidate for bariatric surgery. Bariatric patients will not only establish an intimate relationship […]
The World Health Organization estimates that there are one billion people worldwide who are overweight. Of those one billion people, 300 million meet the criteria of obese. As the incidence of morbid obesity increases so does the number of weight loss surgeries. Given the currrent volume, bariatric surgery nursing care has become an intricate and […]
About 34% of adults in the United States meet the criteria for obesity. Contributing factors are well-documented and genetic, metabolic, environmental, and behavioral risk factors have been identified. Family factors are also influential; children of obese parents are more likely to become obese adults themselves. Research has discovered that birth order is also a contributing factor to obesity. Not […]
Talking to your doctor about obesity surgery can be uncomfortable. Perhaps you are embarrassed about your weight or perhaps you believe your doctor might be judgmental. Unfortunately, your fears may have substance. Some physicians do maintain stereotypes about people who are obese. In addition, many doctors do not feel they are adequately trained to talk about weight […]
There are many reasons why people need the help of a good bariatric surgeon. Morbid obesity contributes to a number of illnesses including heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, diabetes, and respiratory problems. More than 300,000 people die each year from obesity related illnesses. I once had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, […]
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