What is the Obalon Intragastric Balloon System?

Obalon® Intragastric Balloon System is a swallowable, 3-balloon system to help obese individuals lose weight. Obalon is the first and only swallowable balloon in the market and is approved by FDA. As with other gastric balloon options, Obalon is a non-surgical procedure. New Generation of Obalon The older generations of Obalon were to be removed […]

Duodenal Switch vs. Gastric Sleeve

Once it is found that you qualify for bariatric surgery, you and your doctor are going to need to determine the weight loss procedure that makes the most sense for your health, BMI, budget, and commitment to weight loss. One of the most common options used by bariatric surgeons today is known as the gastric sleeve or the […]

Which Weight Loss Surgery Forum Should I Join?

Weight loss surgery is the most effective way to lose substantial amounts of weight when all other forms of weight loss have failed. But it is not a magic pill. Those that undergo bariatric surgery still need to motivate themselves to maintain their diet and exercise requirements and challenge themselves to continue to meet their weight loss goals. […]

Life Expectancy When Morbidly Obese

Morbid obesity can present several different health challenges. From difficulty sleeping to the risk of Type II diabetes, obesity is considered a hazardous public health crisis, contributing to dozens of diseases and a very low quality of life. Severe overweight is also known to reduce life expectancy dramatically. Studies have shown that those that struggle […]

Pouch Resetting After Weight Loss Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery is considered one of the most effective solutions for weight loss in those with obesity that have struggled to lose weight. The surgery limits the number of calories a patient can eat, greatly reducing their hunger and automatically lowering their BMI. It’s typical for most patients to lose well over a hundred pounds during the […]

How to Appeal Insurance Denial for Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric surgery is often a necessary step to save those struggling with morbid obesity that are unable to lose weight without help. While it is considered a last resort for weight loss patients, it is also one of the most effective and life-saving techniques available for addressing the challenges associated with obesity.

What Bariatric Surgeries Are Covered By Insurance?

Bariatric surgeries are effective at helping obese patients who haven’t otherwise been able to lose weight find a medical solution that is proven effective at supporting weight loss. For many, it is a lifesaving procedure, but due to their high costs, most patients need their health insurance carrier to help them pay for the surgery.

How to Shrink Your Liver Before Weight Loss Surgery

Obesity causes significant stress and damage to the body. From diabetes to sleep apnea to heart disease, there are dozens of changes that obesity makes to the body that can affect your health and potentially reduce your lifespan.

Forbidden Foods After Gastric Sleeve Surgery: Avoid Them After Surgery

Also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, gastric sleeve surgery is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of the stomach by 85%. During the surgery, a section of the stomach is removed leaving a thin tube-shaped stomach. Because the stomach is so much smaller, the patient will feel full faster and consume less food leading […]

Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery Statistics (Updated 2015)

Current Statistics on Bariatric Surgery According to the Centers for Disease Control, the obesity rate in America is somewhere between 26-32%, almost 1 in 3 Americans. Since 1988, the average American male has gained over 17 pounds while the average female has gained about 15 ½, Spotlight on Obesity reports. If these trends continue, nearly […]