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10 Best Bariatric Surgery Books

If you have had bariatric surgery, consider adding these 10 best bariatric surgery books to your reading list. The list includes books on weight loss surgery written by doctors, nutritionists, mental health professionals, and patients.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
7 min read
gastric bypass, liver failure, bariatric surgery

What to Know About Gastric Bypass Failure

Weight loss surgery can be lifesaving for many patients, but there can be complications. Gastric bypass failure occurs when patients experience severe side effects.
Morgyn Clair, MS, RDN
Morgyn Clair, MS, RDN
4 min read
cheating, liquid diet, gastric bypass

How To Prevent Cheating On Liquid Diet Before Gastric Bypass

Following a liquid diet can be challenging if you are not ready to fully commit to the dietary changes required after surgery. Indeed, cheating on liquid diet before gastric bypass can be highly tempting. Here are some tips to help you avoid gastric bypass pre-op diet cheating.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
7 min read
gastric sleeve, complications

Gastric Sleeve Complications

Obesity is a prevalent epidemic. One of the most popular surgical procedures to help facilitate weight loss is the vertical sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve surgery. As with any weight loss surgery, it comes with many possible complications.
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
8 min read
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Gastric Sleeve Pouch Reset

To experience continued success after gastric sleeve surgery, it is essential to stay focused on the recommended diet and weight loss plan. If you have experienced a setback and have begun to see some regain following gastric sleeve surgery, a gastric sleeve pouch reset may be beneficial.
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
6 min read
gastric bypass, pouch reset

How to Reset Your Gastric Bypass Pouch

Although gastric bypass patients typically lose weight rapidly during the first several months after surgery, it’s normal for weight loss to slow or even plateau over time. When this occurs, patients can reset their gastric bypass pouch to restart weight loss.
Breanna Woods, MS, RDN
Breanna Woods, MS, RDN
5 min read
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Dumping Syndrome Gastric Sleeve: What to Know

After any surgery on the stomach, including sleeve gastrectomy surgery, patients are at risk for experiencing dumping syndrome. However, with some good dietary habits, it is possible to prevent dumping syndrome.
Morgyn Clair, MS, RDN
Morgyn Clair, MS, RDN
4 min read
gastric sleeve, excess skin

Gastric Sleeve and Excess Skin: How to Manage the Effects of Major Weight Loss

Gastric sleeve is a major weight loss surgery resulting with many patients having a large amount of loose skin, which may negatively affect their appearance and quality of life.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
alcohol, gastric bypass

Gastric Bypass and Alcohol: Drinking After Surgery

This surgery, like all surgical procedures, comes with risks and potential side effects. Alcohol in particular may be problematic after such an invasive surgery. If you are considering gastric bypass surgery, here are some things to consider before consuming alcohol.
Breanna Woods, MS, RDN
Breanna Woods, MS, RDN
5 min read
gastric bypass, gastroparesis

Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass for Gastroparesis

Gastric sleeve and gastric bypass for gastroparesis are effective treatment options in severely overweight people. Gastroparesis, or delayed stomach emptying, is a condition caused by partial paralysis of the stomach. This condition affects 50 out of 100,000 people.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
gastric sleeve

Gastric Sleeve Regrets

Deciding whether or not to have surgery can feel overwhelming. When a procedure is elective, like the gastric sleeve, it may cause one to give pause and consider if this is the right choice.
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
7 min read
tighten skin, gastric bypass, skin removal

Gastric Bypass Surgery and Excess Skin

Excess, loose skin is common after a considerable amount of weight loss. The skin is often stretched by excess weight, and when that weight is lost, the result is loose skin. There are many ways you can tighten skin after gastric bypass surgery without surgery.
Morgyn Clair, MS, RDN
Morgyn Clair, MS, RDN
5 min read