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Gastric Bypass, Risks

7 Risks of Gastric Bypass Surgery

Although Gastric Bypass weight loss surgery is highly effective and relatively safe compared with other weight-loss surgeries, there are still Gastric Bypass risks that must be closely monitored to maintain your overall health.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
4 min read
Duodenal Switch, Vitamins

Duodenal Switch Vitamin Regimen

The Duodenal Switch surgery is a complex weight-loss surgery that restricts your ability to consume and process food putting your body at risk for having malabsorption issues. Vitamins play a considerable role in keeping your overall health in a good place after surgery.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
WLS, Vitamins

8 Tips for Sticking To Your Bariatric Vitamin Schedule

Everyone requires vitamins following bariatric surgery. Without taking daily vitamins, there is a significant risk for nutritional deficiencies. Before bariatric surgery, you likely were able to meet most of your dietary needs with your diet.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
WLS, Problems

3 Types of Bariatric Surgery Problems

Having minor issues or discomfort after bariatric surgery is a common occurrence. Serious or severe health complications need immediate attention to prevent further infection. Depending on which weight loss surgery you chose to have, you can experience a variety of side effects after surgery.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
4 min read
Gastric Balloon, Insurance

Gastric Balloon Insurance Alternatives

Because most insurance companies in the US do not cover balloon insertion, patients often pursue alternative means of financing the operation.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
4 min read
Gastric Bypass, Diet

Gastric Bypass Food

To help promote a healthy weight loss, your bariatric health care team has a rigid and strict diet plan that you must adhere to moving forward after your weight loss surgery.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
Gastric Bypass, Vitamins

Gastric Bypass Vitamins That Everyone Needs After Surgery

People who have bariatric surgery are at risk for nutrient deficiencies, which can have severe health consequences. Therefore, knowing precisely what gastric bypass vitamins you need are an essential step in your recovery and weight loss journey.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Long Term

Long Term Effects of Gastric Sleeve

The gastric sleeve weight loss surgery is an effective tool for promoting weight loss that is both safe and offers positive results. It does, however, come with drawbacks as the long term effects of gastric sleeve are explained.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Problems

Gastric Sleeve Problems

Gastric sleeve surgery is a major surgery that contains a variety of possible health complications. Because the gastric sleeve is an irreversible surgery, it is a serious surgery for weight loss.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
4 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Risks

Your Guide To Gastric Sleeve Risks

After gastric sleeve, your stomach becomes a slim tube with these surgical alterations that are a fraction of its original size. It restricts the volume of food you can eat and alters your digestive hormones. Like any other surgery, there are gastric sleeve risks you must take into consideration.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Insurance

Gastric Sleeve Insurance

For weight loss surgery, health insurance plays a pivotal role in many patients' ability to have life-saving weight loss surgery. Many barriers must be overcome before surgery is approved by most insurance companies.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
Gastric Bypass, Pro's and Con's

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Gastric Bypass

While a successful weight loss surgery, Gastric Bypass does have some drawbacks like making significant alterations to your digestive tract. As with any surgical procedure, there are pros and cons to having Gastric Bypass.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
5 min read