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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
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
Gastric Sleeve, Cost

Cost of Gastric Sleeve

Alongside the many emotional and personal changes need for surgery approval, you also need to decide how you will pay for your surgery. Weight loss surgery is an expensive surgery that requires thoughtful planning and organization of your finances.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Plastic Surgery

Gastric Sleeve Tummy Tuck

Gastric sleeve is becoming more common due to its less invasive laparoscopic surgery techniques. After weight loss surgery, many adults require plastic surgery to help remove excess skin.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
WLS, Diet

Keto Diet After Bariatric Surgery

The keto diet is widely popular for its weight loss results, making it seem like an appealing option for people who have gone through weight loss surgery. However, you need to know what the diet entails and the benefits and drawbacks of a keto diet after bariatric surgery.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Heartburn, Gastric Bypass

Why do you treat heartburn after gastric bypass surgery?

Heartburn, or GERD, is also common in overweight people with a higher BMI. Even before your gastric bypass, you may have experienced heartburn. While weight loss surgery may have improved the situation, it's possible that your heartburn symptoms have gotten worse since surgery.
Mark Aquino, RN, BSN, MHA.
Mark Aquino, RN, BSN, MHA.
4 min read
Ulcers, Gastric Bypass

Ulcers: Risks, symptoms, and treatments

One possible consequence of WLS can be the development of an ulcer. Ulcers do not go away on their own, it is important to seek the help of a medical professional to help address them. They are caused by H. pylori, a bacteria that is found in the mucosal lining of the stomach and intestines.
Kaelyn Johnson, MPH, RD
Kaelyn Johnson, MPH, RD
5 min read
Gastric Bypass, Diet

Gastric Bypass Liquid Diet

To better prepare your mind and body for the best success before and after surgery, you must have a maximum of two weeks of liquid diet and a minimum of a one-week liquid diet to prepare for surgery.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
Lap Band, Diet, Pre Op Diet

Eight Steps To Nailing Your Lap Band Pre-Op Diet

At BariBuilder, we want you to succeed in your health and weight loss goals. Adhering to your lap band pre-op diet is often a window into how you will succeed in your weight loss journey.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
WLS, Menu

The Bariatric Diet Menu

Your bariatric diet menu requires consistent liquid and protein intake for your body to heal and expect from surgery. The bariatric diet menu relies on your participation and dedication before and after surgery for your weight loss success.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
7 min read