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 […]

List of Bariatric Surgery Support Groups, Forums

Support groups help weight loss surgery patients stay on track following their surgical procedures. While patients are required to go on several post-op visits, attention weight loss support groups or participating in one online has proven to help these patients continue to lose weight, stay on track and stay motivated to remain committed to their […]

Retrain Your Brain with Bariatric Surgery

With one-third of the adults in the United States is considered obese, it is clear that this epidemic is a difficult issue to treat. Obesity is frequently accompanied by other underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes type 2, and cardiovascular disease. Abnormalities in brain function and structure can stem from being overweight. Brain function may […]

The Connection Between Mental Health and Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is one of the most common methods of taking control of obesity. The weight loss from surgery can be dramatic and not every patient is a good candidate for weight loss surgery. Even the individuals that are good candidates for the surgery can often benefit from a preoperative psychosocial evaluation. Mental Health Evaluation […]

After Bariatric Surgery Hypoglycemia Seems Common

In a controlled study of 45 patients in San Francisco, California, hypoglycemic episodes seemed common while primarily unnoticed. A three-day monitoring period of regular activity showed that symptomatic hypoglycemia appeared in 22% of 15 individuals following gastric bypass surgery. Additionally, 20% of 15 individuals who underwent biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch showed symptomatic hypoglycemia. Out of the 15 obese […]