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Lap Band, Diet

Lap Band Post Op Diet

As with other bariatric surgeries, you should be aware that your diet plays a large role in your weight loss success. There are some guidelines you should follow to promote the healthiest amount of weight loss possible.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Pro's and Con's

Pros and Cons of Gastric Sleeve

Gastric sleeve surgery is not a quick fix due to its permanent reduction of your stomach size. Before committing to gastric sleeve surgery, you need to think about all of your habits, health concerns, and possible complications from receiving this surgery.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
Gastric Bypass, Vitamin Schedule

Creating a Personalized A Gastric Bypass Vitamin Schedule

Nutritional deficiencies are one of the leading risk factors for people who have gastric bypass surgery. Vitamin deficiencies are one of the most common complications after surgery.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
7 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Vitamins

Gastric Sleeve Vitamins

One of the essential aspects of your life after your weight loss surgery is vitamins. You will need to take vitamins every day for the rest of your life to maintain your health and prevent further complications.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
Gastric Bypass, Vitamin Deficiences

Gastric Bypass Vitamin Deficiencies

Vitamin deficiency after gastric bypass is a genuine possibility due to the nature of the procedure. Multiple vitamin deficiencies can occur due to the removal of the small intestine during gastric bypass surgery.
Kaelyn Johnson, MPH, RD
Kaelyn Johnson, MPH, RD
4 min read
WLS, Insurance

6 Weight Loss Surgery Insurance Secrets You Need to Know

Weight loss surgery is costly, and getting your insurance company to cover your surgical costs is no easy task. However, the cost of not going through with surgery is often much more significant for both you and your insurer.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Gastric Bypass, Insurance

Gastric Bypass Insurance

Insurance coverage for your Gastric Bypass surgery is a significant consideration and aspect to scheduling your surgery. Most adults cannot afford the expenses that go along with weight loss surgery. Because of this reality, you need to use your insurance to have your necessary weight loss surgery.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
Lap Band, Liquid Diet

Lap Band Liquid Diet

The purpose of bariatric surgery is to help an individual achieve life-changing weight loss. But seeing results is not possible without changing the diet. Both the diet before and after surgery is crucial. This is where your lap band liquid diet comes in.
Kaelyn Johnson, MPH, RD
Kaelyn Johnson, MPH, RD
5 min read
Duodenal Switch, Cost

Duodenal Switch Cost

You may have heard of duodenal switch surgery and how it can benefit those who are morbidly obese. It can help you lose weight and keep that weight off, but it is an expensive procedure.
Mark Aquino, RN, BSN, MHA.
Mark Aquino, RN, BSN, MHA.
4 min read
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