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 […]

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 […]

Gastric Sleeve Versus Gastric Bypass: Comparison of Bariatric Surgeries

Individuals that have tried other kinds of weight loss programs and failed often look to weight loss surgery as a means to lose weight and keep it off. This is especially the case if the individual is in danger of developing comorbidities due to obesity such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or high […]

Study Shows Gastric Bypass Provides Better Results Than Gastric Banding Weight Loss Surgery

According to a new review by UT Southwestern Medical Center, gastric bypass surgery has much better outcomes than gastric banding for a long-term weight loss experience. It also controls Type II Diabetes better as well as high blood pressure and lowers cholesterol levels in patients. This is a result of nearly 30 long-term studies done […]

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 […]