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Gastric Bypass, Expected Weight Loss

Gastric Bypass Expected Weight Loss

You will lose a significant amount of weight after your gastric bypass surgery. The average amount of excess weight lost is 70%. Most patients lost between 60% and 80%.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
WLS, Alternatives

Weight Loss Surgery Alternatives

Have you tried diets and exercise programs but are having difficulty reaching your goal or keeping the weight off? There are several options - both surgical and non-surgical - available for people who need help losing weight and getting healthy.
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
6 min read
Gastric Bypass, Alternatives

Gastric Bypass Alternatives

If a patient cannot have gastric bypass, then they can choose gastric bypass alternatives for weight loss. There are many options for alternatives to gastric bypass: intensive diet and exercise, innovative medical therapies, and surgical/non-surgical therapies.
Saad Javeed, MBBS, MD
Saad Javeed, MBBS, MD
10 min read
Gastric Bypass, Requirements

Gastric Bypass Requirements For Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most effective weight loss procedures for overweight or obese people. If you are interested in surgical weight loss, you must meet the gastric bypass requirements to undergo this procedure.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
WLS, Journey

The Bariatric Journey

Your bariatric story is one that is filled with many questions you must ask yourself and the decisions you must make with your entire well being in mind. These questions will involve deciding when, where, and how you will have your bariatric surgery.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
WLS, Hypnosis

Weight Loss Surgery Hypnosis

For some patients, bariatric surgery can cause an increased sense of worry and fear. To help prepare patients for the life-altering aspect of bariatric surgery, hypnosis can be used.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
WLS, Without Insurance

How to Pay for Bariatric Surgery Without Insurance

Insurance coverage for weight loss surgery can be limited, and the cost of the surgery often makes it an unaffordable procedure. If you are left wondering how to pay for bariatric surgery without insurance, there are various options for you.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
7 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Diarrhea

Gastric Sleeve Diarrhea

Some discomfort with digesting certain foods is common after surgery. Discomfort can occur between either at the beginning or end of your digestive system. Common issues occur through constipation and diarrhea.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
5 min read
Gastric Bypass, Hypnosis

Gastric Bypass Hypnosis

Many individuals seeking weight loss try less-invasive therapies to cure their obesity. Gastric bypass hypnosis is one such alternative therapy that is gaining popularity as a treatment option for morbid obesity.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
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