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Education and Tools for Bariatric Patients

Gastric Sleeve, Journey

The Gastric Sleeve Journey

This is a serious procedure that must be fully understood and researched. This surgery cannot be reversed due to its removal of 85 percent of your existing stomach. Because of the permanent nature of the surgery, you must take this surgery seriously.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
6 min read
WLS, Desserts, Diet

Bariatric Desserts To Satisfy Any Sweet Tooth

It's helpful to learn how to make bariatric-friendly desserts. It's always a good idea to have a healthy option when a craving for something sweet strikes. Being able to treat yourself healthily is important.
Breanna Woods, MS, RDN
Breanna Woods, MS, RDN
4 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Safe

Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery Safe?

Because of the serious nature of this surgery, there are many precautions you must take before and after surgery for it to be successful. Before surgery, you must be deemed healthy enough for the operation to be successful.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
Gastric Bypass, Without Insurance

Gastric Bypass Surgery Cost Without Insurance

The reason for the high cost of bariatric surgery is due to many factors. The main reason insurance companies have difficulty covering bariatric surgery is the fine line that still exists between elective and required surgery in the minds of insurance companies.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Expected Weight Loss

Gastric Sleeve Expected Weight Loss

People generally lose about 60% of their excess body weight after gastric sleeve surgery. However, the total amount lost will vary from person to person. Having proper expectations and following guidelines to help you meet goals will increase your likelihood of success after the surgery.
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
7 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Requirements

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Requirements

Because of all of the side effects of this weight loss surgery, there are specific requirements needed to allow for surgery to occur. You must be able to handle the physical stress of surgery because there may be complications that stem from obesity itself.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
Gastric Bypass, Celebrities

Celebrities and Gastric Bypass Surgery

Having celebrities openly discussing their weight loss journey allows for many bariatric patients to feel less alone and about their bariatric surgery. Knowing you are not alone on your weight loss journey helps remain committed to your long term health goals.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
6 min read
Gastric Bypass, Pain

Pain After Gastric Bypass

Persistent gastrointestinal symptoms and pain are common after gastric bypass surgery. The symptoms can be problematic and should not be taken for granted. Patients should consider these symptoms before choosing gastric bypass surgery as a treatment option.
Saad Javeed, MBBS, MD
Saad Javeed, MBBS, MD
7 min read
Gastric Bypass, Success Stories

Gastric Bypass Success Stories

Bariatric success stories inspire anyone who is struggling to lose weight by dieting and exercising. In this article, we are going to look at some gastric bypass success stories and possible ways you can increase your chances of success post-surgically.
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
6 min read
Gastric Bypass, Forum

Gastric Bypass Online Forums

Successful surgery requires extensive amounts of mental, physical, and spiritual preparation. Being active with online forums allows you the ability to create a community where you can share every thought and concern with individuals who share similar, if not identical, health journeys.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
Gastric Bypass, Scars

Gastric Bypass Scars

Considering the healing time and cosmetic concerns of patients, over time, gastric bypass surgery has evolved into newer procedures. Now doctors can perform surgery with a minimalist approach. You may have no visible scars left after surgery.
Saad Javeed, MBBS, MD
Saad Javeed, MBBS, MD
4 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Hernia

Hiatal Hernia and Gastric Sleeve

While obesity is a risk factor for developing a hernia, it is also a possible complication following bariatric surgery. Hiatal hernias occur when the stomach or intestines push through the diaphragm and into the chest wall.
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
4 min read