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gastric bypass, dumping

Bariatric Dumping Syndrome: What You Need To Know

Although bariatric dumping syndrome is a condition that affects many people after undergoing bariatric surgery, it can be preventable and treatable. Learn the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for bariatric dumping.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
gastric bypass, low sugar

Gastric Bypass Surgery Can Lead to Low Blood Sugar

Gastric bypass surgery can help many people lose weight and lower their risk of diabetes. However, that doesn’t mean that gastric bypass can necessarily cure diabetes. In some people, gastric bypass surgery can cause low blood sugar. These episodes can be dangerous if left untreated.
Staci Gulbin, MS, MEd, RD
Staci Gulbin, MS, MEd, RD
7 min read
gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, pcos

PCOS and Weight Loss Surgery: Could It Be the Solution?

PCOS is a hormone disorder that affects women of reproductive age. It is a concerning diagnosis because it can cause a host of unpleasant symptoms. One of the main treatment strategies is weight loss. This article will review PCOS and weight loss and why weight loss surgery is sometimes considered.
Michael Fornaris, RD, CDE
Michael Fornaris, RD, CDE
4 min read
diet, gastric sleeve, post-op

Ketogenic Diet after Gastric Sleeve Surgery: Is It a Good Idea?

Although it may be safe and effective for before gastric sleeve surgery, the ketogenic diet after surgery might not be suitable.
Staci Gulbin, MS, MEd, RD
Staci Gulbin, MS, MEd, RD
5 min read
reversal

Do I Need Revisional Weight Loss Surgery?

A growing number of weight loss surgery patients are considering revisions due to relapse years after. The primary reason is due to inadequate weight loss, and even weight regain. Numerous factors can impact the patient’s weight progress and can cause a reason for revision weight loss surgery.
Eun Jung Park, MS, RD
Eun Jung Park, MS, RD
5 min read
gastric sleeve, reversal, vsg

Is Gastric Sleeve Revision Right for You?

Are you concerned that a gastric sleeve procedure is not meeting your expectations? You may be considering gastric sleeve revision if you haven't lost enough weight following gastric sleeve surgery, you are regaining weight, or you have suffered from medical complications due to your gastric sleeve.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
hair loss, post-op

Hair Loss after Bariatric Surgery Is Reversible

Bariatric surgical procedures have been proven to be an effective method for achieving long term weight. In addition to weight loss, patients can experience bariatric hair loss after having their surgical procedure. Fortunately, hair loss is temporary.
Danijela Pandza, MSN, ANP-BC
Danijela Pandza, MSN, ANP-BC
4 min read
diet, gastric bypass, onderland

5 Reasons I Never Reached Onederland and What You Can Do Differently

For most of us, before we decided to have bariatric surgery, we spent several years looking at a scale number that begins with 2, 3, or even 4 or 5. Onederland refers to that fantastic moment when you step on a scale, and the first number is ONE, as in, 199 pounds.
Jose Grimaldo
Jose Grimaldo
7 min read
alcohol, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve

Bariatric Surgery and Alcohol: Can You Imbibe After Surgery?

Is it possible to safely include alcohol after bariatric surgery? Yes, but with a few guidelines and precautions. While moderate drinking may be included in a healthy lifestyle, there are some things to consider when it comes to consuming alcohol after bariatric surgery.
Morgyn Clair, MS, RDN
Morgyn Clair, MS, RDN
3 min read
diet, gastric sleeve, pre-op, post-op

Gastric Sleeve Diet Cheating — Don't Do It!

Committing to bariatric surgery can be challenging yet exciting for those who are struggling with obesity and weight-related issues. Patients who go through an assessment will learn that although tempting, gastric sleeve diet cheating should be avoided.
Eun Jung Park, MS, RD
Eun Jung Park, MS, RD
7 min read
gastric bypass, pcos, diet

PCOS and Gastric Bypass Surgery: Will Surgery Help?

PCOS, or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, is a condition commonly found in overweight women. While the exact cause of PCOS is unknown, studies have indicated that weight loss can play a significant role in the treatment of PCOS.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
5 min read
gastric sleeve, diet, vsg

VSG Diet: An Overview

A type of weight loss surgery, the sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), or gastric sleeve, is a popular procedure for those unable to lose weight through other means. One thing you'll have to keep in mind after surgery is adherence to a VSG diet.
Michael Fornaris, RD, CDE
Michael Fornaris, RD, CDE
5 min read