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Education and Tools for Bariatric Patients

gastric sleeve, pcos, weight loss

Gastric Sleeve Surgery and PCOS - What You Need To Know

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic studied the results of numerous past weight-loss surgeries that were performed on obese women who were at reproductive age. They found that women with PCOS who had weight loss surgery experienced a significant decrease in their PCOS symptoms.
Caitlin Roat, RN, BSN
Caitlin Roat, RN, BSN
5 min read
gastric bypass, diet

How to Create a Mouth-Watering Gastric Bypass Cookbook

Let's put together some tips for creating a gastric bypass cookbook you can be happy to follow. You've come this far, now it's time to see it through!
Jose Grimaldo
Jose Grimaldo
7 min read
diet, pre-op

Following A Liquid Diet Before Bariatric Surgery

Before gastric bypass surgery, follow a liquid diet for 2 weeks. This liquid diet will usually be needed before and after surgery
Michael Fornaris, RD, CDE
Michael Fornaris, RD, CDE
5 min read
gastric bypass

Is It Safe To Use NSAIDs After Gastric Bypass Surgery?

There is often confusion around the subject of Gastric Bypass Surgery and NSAID usage, so just what is the correct and safest approach?
Eun Jung Park, MS, RD
Eun Jung Park, MS, RD
4 min read
diet

Eating Out: Tips for Finding Bariatric Friendly Restaurants

Let’s talk about finding bariatric friendly restaurants and some alternatives. There are many ways to do this effectively - we just need to keep some considerations in mind as we do it.
Jose Grimaldo
Jose Grimaldo
7 min read
diet

Bariatric Surgery and Popcorn: Do’s and Don’ts

After surgery, you will have to eat smaller portions, take smaller bite sizes, and chew more per bite. You may have to avoid certain foods to limit any digestive complications. Read to learn where popcorn fits into the picture.
Staci Gulbin, MS, MEd, RD
Staci Gulbin, MS, MEd, RD
7 min read
gastric sleeve, diet

Eating one week after gastric sleeve

It can be difficult to know what to eat in the first week when your body is first healing from gastric sleeve surgery. Learn how your body has changed, and what you can eat to ensure proper nutrition and safety.
Staci Gulbin, MS, MEd, RD
Staci Gulbin, MS, MEd, RD
6 min read
gastric bypass, reversal

Is Gastric Bypass Reversal An Option?

As with any surgical procedure, there is always the possibility that gastric bypass surgery will not result in a desired or expected outcome. Some of these side effects can be so severe that a bariatric surgery reversal is considered.
Caitlin Roat, RN, BSN
Caitlin Roat, RN, BSN
5 min read
pre-op, liver, diet

Liver Shrinking Diet: What You Need To Know Before Bariatric Surgery

The time between the first consultation with the surgeon and surgery day should be used to help prepare the body and mind with the vast changes that will occur post-surgery. This includes the concept of a “liver shrinking diet” before surgery.
Eun Jung Park, MS, RD
Eun Jung Park, MS, RD
9 min read
gastric sleeve, diabetes

Is the Gastric Sleeve a Treatment for Diabetes?

The gastric sleeve procedure is one of the most common weight-loss surgeries performed today. It is known to be a very effective tool in weight loss, but it is less known that it can also have a dramatic effect in treating diabetes.
Michael Fornaris, RD, CDE
Michael Fornaris, RD, CDE
6 min read
gastric bypass, hair loss

Gastric Bypass and Managing Hair Loss

After gastric bypass surgery you can, experience side effects if the body is not provided the right nutrients. One of these side effects is hair loss.
Staci Gulbin, MS, MEd, RD
Staci Gulbin, MS, MEd, RD
5 min read
gastric sleeve, pregnancy

Pregnancy After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

If you are a woman who has had gastric sleeve surgery and plan on getting pregnant or you already are pregnant, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns.
Caitlin Roat, RN, BSN
Caitlin Roat, RN, BSN
6 min read