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August 24, 2017 - Bariatric Daily

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Undergoing any weight loss surgery can be a very stressful process if you do not have answers to your questions. Below are a list of common questions asked about gastric sleeve surgery. We hope we can help you in your journey.

What is gastric sleeve surgery?

  • Gastric sleeve surgery is a procedure which involves removing half of a person’s stomach. This is done in order to make it easier for the person to become full so they do not overeat. The Ghrelin is the part which is removed and it is essentially the “hunger hormone” which is responsible for making one hungry. After someone has this procedure done, they will no longer get hungry after eating a reasonable amount of food for each meal.

What maintenance is required to ensure long term reliability of my gastric sleeve?

  • One of th...
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Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery

In 2016, There were over 180,000 weight-loss operations were performed in the United States, according to The American Society for Bariatric Surgery.

The number of weight loss surgeries will continue to go up as more and more people become dangerously obese, and as more health insurance companies add gastric bypass surgery to their benefits.

Are you qualified for gastric bypass?

Gastric bypass surgery can have great benefits, but it also can have complications and risks. For that reason, the North American Association for the Study of Obesity advises that this weight loss surgery should only be considered if:

  • Your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher (extreme obesity)
  • Your BMI is 35 to 39...
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Gastric Bypass Types

Gastric Bypass Types

Obesity causes life-threatening problems such as a short life expectancy, heart attack, high blood pressure and a generally lower quality of life. That’s why there is always these lose weight programs and pills that are constantly being introduced these days. Well, if you are obese then gastric bypass procedure can be the next best thing for you right now. However, there are problems associated with this type of procedure. You have to know and be willing to take the risk. This option is usually for those who have given up on the natural way of trying to get rid of the excess weight.

Gastric bypass may result in a condition called the dumping syndrome. You feel your heart racing like you are anxious or excited about something...

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