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Washington DC Area Patients Benefit from Innovative Gastric Bypass Technology

A Washington DC-area bariatric practice offers innovative educational and advanced technological options for gastric bypass patients

The decision to undergo weight-loss surgery is a complex one, involving many personal health and lifestyle considerations that need to be taken into account, as well as a growing array of surgical options to choose from.

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Lap Band: Is It The Best Surgical Treatment For The Super Obese?

Super obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery present multiple risks for medical, surgical and anesthetic complications. The best surgical procedure for the super obese patient to achieve optimum weigh loss is always a matter of concern. The high rate of risk dictates that this group of patients needs less aggressive, shorter duration, and less invasive surgical treatment options.

How Soon After Bariatric Surgery Can I Become Pregnant?

With more than 50,000 women of childbearing age undergoing weight loss surgery every year, questions about how long to wait after surgery before becoming pregnant are common.

If you've undergone or are considering weight loss surgery and are also thinking of starting a family, you likely want to know how soon after surgery you can become pregnant without jeopardizing your weight loss of the health of yourself and your baby.

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Lap Band, Realize Band and Gastric bypass in NJ – My Program For Life

Treatment options are multiplying for people who are severely overweight. Of course, there are always new miracle diets popping up, but for many people diet and exercise programs simply aren’t working to help them lose weight, regain the ability to move and function normally, and alleviate the health complications that obesity can cause. For people in this group, weight-loss surgery has gained a lot of acceptance as a potentially life-saving healthcare option.

Causes of Weight Gain After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery belongs to a group of bariatric surgeries performed to help people lose weight. Gastric bypass surgery helps you lose weight by changing the way your stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat. After surgery, the stomach of the patient gets smaller and feeling of fullness or satisfaction can be achieved with even a small amount of food.

Weight Loss Surgery For Teens And Children

It is common knowledge that we're facing an obesity epidemic in the United States and other developed nations. During the past 4 decades, the incidence of obesity in adults has doubled, with more than 60% of adult Americans currently overweight or obese. Unfortunately, there has been a corresponding increase in overweight and obesity among adolescents. Weight-related diseases, previously almost unheard of in adolescents as little as 10 years ago, are becoming increasingly commonplace.

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Simply Delicious Breakfast Recipes for Post-op Weight Loss Surgery Patients

After weight-loss surgery, your daily diet and indeed your whole relationship to food may need to undergo some dramatic changes. Learning how to cook and eat differently can be a real challenge. Even before weight-loss surgery many people have trouble fitting breakfast into their schedules—and the constraints of a post-bariatric diet regimen don’t make it any easier to provide a nourishing start for both yourself and your family in the few minutes you have together on a hectic school and workday morning.

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Most Popular Weight Loss Surgery - Gastric Bypass or Lap Band/Realize?

In the past, gastric bypass has been regarded by many medical experts as the recommended standard, and it was by far the most frequently chosen procedure. In 2003, Roux-en-y gastric bypass accounted for 85% of all bariatric surgeries performed. In part this is because gastric bypass surgery has been available since the 1970s and thus has a more proven track record. It is also covered by most insurance companies as an effective treatment for morbid obesity. Laparoscopic band surgery, on the other hand, was only approved in the U.S.

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Louisiana Insurance That Would Cover Lap Band Surgery

If you are looking to have lap surgery in Louisiana you may be seeking insurance approval for your weight loss surgery. There is a number of insurance companies that offer bariatric surgery coverage in Louisiana.

Below you can find insurance companies and some state or federal programs that have covered bariatric patients who were operated by The Surgical Specialists in Louisiana.

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Weight Loss Surgery Comparison: Gastric Bybass, Duodenal Switch, Gastric Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy

As obesity is rapidly increasing in the United States, so does the number of weight loss surgeries performed each year. The most popular surgical procedure for weigth loss today in the United States is gastric bypass.  Second common is gastric banding. Duodenal switch and gastric sleeve are less routinely performed. A recent study, conducted in Weill Cornell College of Medicine (New York), compared the effect of the four mostly performed weight loss surgery procedures on weight loss and body fat.

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