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Gastric Sleeve Diet After One Year: How to Use Your Tool Successfully

One year after your gastric sleeve surgery, you have settled into a comfortable weight. You have no dietary restrictions as you reintroduce foods to your food plan. This is when food can sabotage your hard work in maintaining a healthy lifestyle if you lose perspective of your lifestyle goals.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
7 min read
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How Bariatric Patients Can Boost Their Immune System During The Coronavirus Pandemic

With growing awareness of the Coronavirus pandemic, also referred to as COVID-19, many people are wondering what measures to implement to help remain safe and free of illness. Understanding how COVID-19 is transmitted and general safety precautions will help reduce the spread of the virus.
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
6 min read
coronavirus, obesity, obese people

Are Obese People More Susceptible to Coronavirus?

People who are overweight and obese may be particularly concerned about their susceptibility to this virus because excess weight can make fighting illnesses more challenging.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
7 min read
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Bariatric Apps

Mobile bariatric apps are useful tools that can help patients reach their health and weight loss goals. Using apps can improve patient’s track their food intake, track progress, find recipes and exercise plans as well as receive support from fellow bariatric patients.
Danijela Pandza, MSN, ANP-BC
Danijela Pandza, MSN, ANP-BC
3 min read
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Gastric Sleeve Surgery Recovery Time

If you are considering having gastric sleeve surgery, you have thought of several questions you'd like to ask. There is no such thing as "too much research" when it comes to one's health. It's essential to weigh the pros and cons before having any surgical procedure.
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
6 min read
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Pain After Bariatric Surgery

Pain after bariatric surgery can be normal and is expected. Pain can be a sign that your body is healing. On the contrary, it can also be a sign that something is not well within your body. Learn about what to expect when it comes to pain after bariatric surgery.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
7 min read
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Gastric Sleeve Horror Stories

If you're considering having gastric sleeve surgery, you need to know the risks associated with this life changing surgery. While some potential risks are acute, some may be chronic and life threatening.
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
10 min read
lap band surgery, lap band

What Is Lap Band Surgery? Questions and answers.

Lap band surgery is a weight loss procedure that creates a smaller pouch in the stomach to limit hunger and calorie consumption. Also known as an adjustable gastric band. Read on to have your lap band surgery questions answered.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
7 min read
gastric bypass, constipation

Constipation After Gastric Bypass: Causes, Recognition, Treatment

Weight loss surgeries are very popular and are known to be a relatively safe approach to tackling weight loss. As with any surgery, there is a risk of complications, and patients may experience many side effects after the surgery. However, that fact does not outweigh the benefits of the surgery. Among a long list of side effects, constipation is one of the most common experiences after a gastric bypass procedure. Fortunately, doctors have studied the mechanisms causing constipation post-procedu
Saad Javeed, MBBS, MD
Saad Javeed, MBBS, MD
7 min read
bariatric surgery, recovery time

Bariatric Surgery Recovery Time

One of the biggest questions patients have is bariatric surgery recovery time. While many may wish to speed up the recovery time for weight loss surgery, it is crucial to give your body ample time to heal and adjust to your modified digestive system.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
7 min read
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The Best Apps for Success After Gastric Bypass

Life after gastric bypass surgery requires a lot of support. Some studies have shown that patients with more support may lose more weight. Smartphones are excellent tool to use for weight loss surgery success thanks to gastric bypass friendly apps.
Breanna Woods, MS, RDN
Breanna Woods, MS, RDN
4 min read
acid reflux, gastric sleeve, vsg

Acid Reflux After Gastric Sleeve

One of the least invasive options of bariatric surgery is the gastric sleeve. While gastric sleeve patients see a decrease in weight, they can begin to see an increase in acid reflux.
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
7 min read