Bariatric surgery has evolved significantly over the years, introducing new techniques and procedures to assist individuals in their weight loss journey. Among these, the Single Anastomosis Duodeno–Ileal bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy (SADI-S) has emerged as a notable alternative to the traditional Duodenal Switch (DS). This blog aims to illuminate the distinctions and advantages of SADI-S […]
Gastric sleeve surgery is a weight loss procedure that can offer significant benefits for individuals struggling with obesity. However, not everyone is a suitable candidate for gastric sleeve surgery. In this article, we will explore the key factors that determine whether you are a potential candidate for gastric sleeve surgery. What is the Gastric Sleeve […]
When it comes to weight loss surgery, deciding whether to have the gastric bypass or gastric sleeve procedures is a common question many patients have. These procedures are designed to help individuals struggling with obesity achieve significant weight loss and improve their overall health. The gastric bypass and the gastric sleeve are excellent options for […]
Studies have investigated the metabolic effect of bariatric surgery and the impact it can have on a patient’s long term weight loss success. Bariatric surgery is most commonly classified as restrictive, meaning the procedure restricts how much food you can eat, and malabsorptive, the procedure alters how your body absorbs nutrients. Through these two effects, […]
The gastric bypass, or Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, is the oldest and most commonly performed bariatric surgery procedure. It consists of cutting and stapling the stomach to create a smaller pouch while also re-routing the intestines. Gastric bypass surgery helps patients lose weight by restricting the amount of food a patient can consume and creating a malabsorptive […]
Weight loss surgery is an invasive procedure that requires a recovery period. However, it may not be as extensive as you think. In this blog, we will discuss recovery after gastric sleeve surgery and what to expect. The recommendations we make in this article are what we generally tell our patients; however, this may not be […]
I have many patients come to me, and they say they feel as though the gastric sleeve is right for them based on their weight loss goals. When I ask the patient what they think the gastric sleeve is, I sometimes get crazy explanations. Most commonly, I hear from them that they believe it is […]
What weight loss procedure should I get? This is one of the most common questions I hear in my office when meeting new patients. It may sound simple but after hearing about the advantages of each operation from multiple sources (the bariatric surgeon, internet, television, friends and family, etc.), this decision can seem overwhelming.
One of the biggest myths surrounding weight loss surgery has to do with the safety of these procedures. I can’t begin to tell you the number of patients who say, ”I thought these operations were risky” or “I have too many medical problems for that to be safe”. They are not completely wrong—this is surgery and surgery […]
In previous blogs I’ve talk about the duodenal switch, the gastric bypass, and the gastric sleeve. Today I want to summarize these different operations and talk about what I tell my patients when they come to see us about weight loss surgery. First off, let’s talk about the gastric sleeve. This operation we started to […]
If you have ever researched the term “weight loss” or “bariatric surgery“, you have probably heard about the gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy. However there is another successful weight loss procedure that is not as common, known as the biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Over the last several months, I have posted details about the […]
The gastric sleeve, similar to the gastric bypass, is a commonly performed weight loss procedure. The gastric sleeve removes a large portion of the stomach in an effort to limit the patient’s food intake and thus contribute to weight loss surgery. In this blog post, I will detail the science behind this weight loss procedure […]
If you have researched weight loss or bariatric surgery, you have probably heard the term “gastric bypass”. But do you really know what it is all about and how you lose weight from this type of surgical procedure? In this blog post I will detail the science behind this weight loss procedure and exactly what happens to […]
Nutrition after bariatric surgery is the most critical component to achieving long-term weight loss success. In this bariatric nutrition guide, learn everything you need to know about bariatric nutrition pre-op and post-op and nutrition basics.