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Lap Band, Pregnancy

Here’s What You Need To Know About Lap Band and Pregnancy

Weight loss is especially significant for women who are intending to become pregnant, as obesity can cause infertility and may lead to several complications during pregnancy. Here is what you need to know about a lap band and pregnancy.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Gastric Bypass, Ibuprofen

Gastric Bypass and Ibuprofen

One primary requirement after gastric bypass is to stop taking any medication that is not Tylenol or Acetaminophen to reduce pain. Any other over the counter pain reliever significantly irritate the stomach and can cause severe health issues that typically result in an ulcer.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
4 min read
Gastric Bypass, Diet

Your Guide To A Creating A Nutritious Gastric Bypass Diet Menu

Your diet before and after gastric bypass surgery will be one of the most critical aspects of your recovery from surgery. What you eat and how much you eat will also determine how much weight you will lose after gastric bypass. Learn how to create the perfect gastric bypass diet menu.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Ulcers

Ulcer After Gastric Sleeve

Gastric sleeve ulcers are sores that result from irritation along the newly sleeved stomach lining. This healing tissue has broken down along the stapled sleeved lining of your stomach. When there is an infection, the area ends up being raw, sensitive, or bleeding.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Heartburn

Heartburn After Gastric Sleeve

Even though there are risks involved with gastric sleeve surgery, it is seen as a relatively safe operation. But the operation can increase heartburn episodes and, more seriously, gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
WLS, Forum

Bariatric Support Groups Near You

For those who are constantly searching for, "baratric support groups near me", there are several options available for you.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
Gastric Bypass, Plastic Surgery

Tummy Tuck After Gastric Bypass Surgery

After weight loss surgery, many bariatric patients desire plastic surgery to correct loose skin. Having heavy folds of skin is a painful reminder of your former physical self. For many, they turn to a tummy tuck after gastric bypass.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
6 min read
WLS, Safe

Is Bariatric Surgery Safe?

Bariatric surgery is not a surgery without risks. The risks increase based upon your current health state before surgery. The factors that affect your ability to have a successful bariatric surgery include your nutrition, weight history, age, medical condition, motivation, and mental health.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
Lap Band, Requirements

Gastric Lap Band Requirements

Bariatric surgery is a serious surgery that has many requirements you need to be pre-approved for before your surgery can be scheduled. Many of these requirements are put in place by your insurance plan. Your insurance plan has these requirements to help determine your surgery needs.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
WLS, Requirements

Bariatric Surgery Requirements

If you don’t know what to expect, meeting the requirements for bariatric surgery can feel overwhelming. Taking the time to research surgical options for weight loss and what qualifies a person as a candidate for bariatric surgery can help you decide which option may be best for you.
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
6 min read
Gastric Bypass, Safe

Is Gastric Bypass Safe?

Bariatric surgery is an alternative tool for individuals who need to lose a significant amount of weight. It is also an excellent tool for those who have no success losing weight with diet and exercise alone or those experiencing significant health issues related to obesity.
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
5 min read
Gastric Bypass, Diarrhea

What You Should Know About Diarrhea After Gastric Bypass

Along with the life-changing improvements you receive from Gastric Bypass surgery, there can also be side effects such as diarrhea after gastric bypass surgery. Fortunately, there are strategies that you can take to improve diarrhea after gastric bypass.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read