Category: <span>Bariatric Surgery</span>

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Weight Loss Surgery vs. Weight Loss Drugs: Which Is Right For Me?

It’s a very exciting time in obesity and bariatric science. Weight Loss Surgery vs. Weight Loss Drugs? In addition to highly effective, safe, and accessible weight loss surgeries, powerful new medicines have entered the market in recent years that can trigger profound weight loss. Semaglutide (sold as Wegovy and Ozempic) and liraglutide (sold as Saxenda...

September 29, 2022December 5, 2022
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Weight Regain after Bariatric Surgery

Every year, over 200,000 Americans opt for bariatric surgery, particularly gastric sleeve surgery, in pursuit of their weight loss and health goals. This procedure’s popularity is due in part to its effectiveness, as most patients will lose a significant amount of excess body weight with an average decrease of 60-75% in excess body weight after...

October 12, 2021December 8, 2022
Obesity: What are we doing to fight this deadly epidemic?
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Obesity: What are we doing to fight this deadly epidemic?

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions and is now the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, according to a study by Cleveland Clinic, beating out tobacco use, diabetes and high blood pressure. More than 2.8 million people die every year as the result of being overweight or having obesity, according to statistics presented...

January 30, 2019December 5, 2022
Weight loss surgery breakdown: Which procedure is best for you?
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Weight loss surgery breakdown: Which procedure is best for you?

If you’ve tirelessly tried diet and exercise but haven’t been able to lose weight and keep it off, weight loss surgery may be an option. Before considering any weight loss procedure, make sure you understand who each type of surgery is designed to help and what lifestyle changes need to be made after the procedure....

December 19, 2018December 21, 2022
The benefits of bariatric surgery from brain to body
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The benefits of bariatric surgery from brain to body

Obesity is extremely prevalent in the U.S.—according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 40% of people struggle with this issue. It not only affects your self-esteem and the way you feel, it also raises your risk of developing serious chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. For...

November 15, 2018November 18, 2022
Gastric sleeve vs gastric balloon: Your guide to the pros and cons
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Gastric sleeve vs gastric balloon: Your guide to the pros and cons

Excess weight can have a significant impact on many areas of your life, but weight loss can be challenging to achieve and sustain. Even with diet changes and an increase in physical activity, you may find that the results of your efforts are not as significant as you would hope. It’s very common to experience...

October 10, 2018November 17, 2022
How effective is Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery?
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How effective is Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery?

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is one of the most popular types of weight loss (bariatric) surgery. The procedure consists of making surgical changes to your stomach and digestive system that limit how much food you can eat, which can lead to significant long-term weight loss. As a result, not only will you lose weight, you will...

September 3, 2018November 18, 2022
Learn why the weight loss balloon is your new weight loss option
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Learn why the weight loss balloon is your new weight loss option

Obesity is a serious health issue affecting more than one-third of Americans. It affects mobility, impacts self-esteem and increases the risk of many causes of preventable death—including type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease and some types of cancer. In addition, obesity raises medical costs by an average of $1,429 per patient per year. In light...

May 8, 2018November 18, 2022
The long-term benefits of bariatric surgery
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The long-term benefits of bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery is well known for helping patients lose a large amount of weight and keep it off for a long period of time. Did you know there are a number of other long-term bariatric surgery benefits that can have a significant impact on your longevity, as well as your quality of life? Enhanced diabetes...

June 5, 2017December 20, 2022