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gastric bypass, diabetes

Gastric Bypass and Diabetes: Is it a cure?

Beyond helping with weight loss, gastric bypass surgery can have a dramatic effect in treating type 2 diabetes. Research suggests that the vast majority of people who undergo a gastric bypass procedure achieve complete remission of their type 2 diabetes.
Michael Fornaris, RD, CDE
Michael Fornaris, RD, CDE
5 min read
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Gastric Sleeve and Alcohol: Can I drink?

Although there is not a definitive rule saying “you cannot have alcohol after bariatric surgery,” we need to understand how the body used to react to alcohol prior to surgery and re-assess how we should drink post-surgery.
Eun Jung Park, MS, RD
Eun Jung Park, MS, RD
5 min read
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Getting Started With Your Gastric Bypass Pre-Op Diet

Even before your gastric bypass surgery is completed, you will need to start following a pre-op diet to help better prepare you for surgery.
Staci Gulbin, MS, MEd, RD
Staci Gulbin, MS, MEd, RD
6 min read
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Gastric Bypass Dumping: Symptoms, Signs, and Treatments

Gastric bypass dumping syndrome is an unfortunately common experience for many. It comes with a long list of symptoms that include diarrhea and nausea. Fortunately, it is preventable and manageable as you settle into life after surgery.
Eun Jung Park, MS, RD
Eun Jung Park, MS, RD
6 min read

WLS Patients Need Personalized Bariatric Vitamin Regimens

Taking "one size fits all" vitamin regimens is a dangerous and all-too-common approach for bariatric patients.
Gintas Antanavicius, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Gintas Antanavicius, MD, FACS, FASMBS
6 min read

Welcome to the BariBuilder Blog!

Introduction to the BariBuilder Blog
Gintas Antanavicius, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Gintas Antanavicius, MD, FACS, FASMBS
1 min read