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Lap Band, Problems

Lap Band Problems

Choosing to have Lap Band surgery is not without risks and complications. As is the same with every surgery, your body may develop complications during or after surgery, especially weight loss surgery.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Diet

Gastric Sleeve Food

After gastric sleeve surgery, you will experience various sensations that may include muscle soreness and pain in your abdomen. You will also be restricted on what you can eat and drink immediately after your weight loss surgery.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
Lap Band, Menu

5 Must-Try Recipes To Include In Your Lap Band Diet Menu

Your diet is one of the key ways to reach your weight loss goals after a lap band procedure. However, you can still get creative with your meals and make delicious food even though you must restrict certain items and limit your serving sizes.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Gastric Balloon, Cost

How Much Does a Gastric Balloon Surgery Cost?

Gastric balloon surgery is an effective weight loss procedure for many individuals. Unfortunately, the cost can be expensive. This is because the procedure is generally not covered by insurance in the US.
Mark Aquino, RN, BSN, MHA.
Mark Aquino, RN, BSN, MHA.
4 min read
Lap Band, Heartburn

9 Strategies to Treat Heartburn With Lap Band

Heartburn can affect anyone, but it is quite common in people who have a lap band placed for weight loss. If it is left untreated, heartburn can cause severe damage to the lining of your esophagus and can negatively affect your quality of life.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
WLS, Diet

Bariatric Food

After your bariatric surgery, you have a significantly smaller stomach and digestive system. Therefore you have a much more limited ability to eat certain foods. Your dietary restrictions can be small or large, depending on your bariatric surgery and health conditions.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
Gastric Bypass, Problems

Gastric Bypass Problems That May Surprise You

Weight loss surgery can help improve your quality of life and increase your longevity. However, before committing to this surgery, it is essential to educate yourself on possible gastric bypass problems.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Gastric Bypass, Long Term

The Long Term Effects of Gastric Bypass

Although there is a positive track record for gastric bypass surgery in treating severe obesity, there are still many unknown health side effects. Because of the many unknown side effects, the aftermath, short and long term after this surgery remains unclear.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
WLS, Risk

Bariatric Surgery Risks

When you decide to embark on your bariatric health journey, you must consider the multitude of health risks at stake. There are various bariatric surgery risks that you must discuss in detail with your bariatric surgeon, dietician, and primary physician.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
Acid Reflux, Lap Band

Does Lap Band Cause Acid Reflux?

While lap band surgery itself does not cause acid reflux, it does increase the frequency with which it may occur.
Mark Aquino, RN, BSN, MHA.
Mark Aquino, RN, BSN, MHA.
4 min read
WLS

Pros and Cons of Bariatric Surgery

When faced with such a huge decision, you may be asking yourself what are the pros and cons of bariatric surgery? There is, of course, life-changing weight loss. But there are also possible drawbacks.
Kaelyn Johnson, MPH, RD
Kaelyn Johnson, MPH, RD
5 min read
Gastric Bypass, Stall

7 Ways To Overcome A Weight Loss Stall After Gastric Bypass

Surprisingly, stalls can happen even in people who diligently follow their diet and exercise routine. If you stop losing weight despite your best efforts, try these 7 ways to overcome a weight-loss stall after gastric bypass.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read