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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
Gastric Sleeve, App

Gastric Sleeve Apps

Gastric sleeve apps focus on promoting hydration, making sure that the correct amount and types of food are eaten after surgery, and monitoring the progress of weight loss. In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the most popular apps available to bariatric patients.
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
6 min read
WLS, Horror Stories

Weight Loss Surgery Horror Stories

A weight loss story is one filled with success and joy; but not all weight loss journeys are filled with happiness. Some stories contain surgical complications, transference, mental, and physical limitations after surgery and other complications.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
6 min read
WLS, Personality Changes

Bariatric Surgery and Mental Health: Personality Changes After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a fast track decision for personal transformation. Your brain and body go on a journey of self-discovery while adjusting to a new physical and mental state.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
6 min read
Lap Band, Pain

Lap Band Pain: Gastric Band Surgery and its Downfalls

Although many have successfully lost weight with the gastric band, patients need to make dietary and lifestyle changes to maximize potential weight loss and avoid severe complications after surgery.
Eun Jung Park, MS, RD
Eun Jung Park, MS, RD
5 min read
Gastric Bypass, Hernia

Hiatal Hernia After Gastric Bypass

A gastric bypass is one of the most common bariatric procedures performed. While surgery is a safe procedure that can improve patients’ quality of life and health, there are some risks that you need to watch. One specific complication that comes with gastric bypass surgery is the risk for a hernia.
Morgyn Clair, MS, RDN
Morgyn Clair, MS, RDN
5 min read
Cost, Gastric Sleeve, Without Insurance

The Cost of Gastric Sleeve Surgery Without Insurance: How to Navigate Successfully and Safely

Weight loss surgery is expensive. Depending on the surgery selected, typical costs can run up to tens of thousands of dollars. Gastric sleeve surgery specifically can cost $3,500 to $26,000 depending on whether you have insurance.
Kelsey Renae Schulze
Kelsey Renae Schulze
6 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Failure

Preventing Gastric Sleeve Failure After Surgery

It’s not uncommon for people to start gaining some weight back 12-18 months after surgery. There are a variety of reasons why a patient gains weight after gastric sleeve surgery. These could be related to surgery, eating habits, or other things such as medications and other medical issues.
Morgyn Clair, MS, RDN
Morgyn Clair, MS, RDN
5 min read
Gastric Bypass, Recovery Time

Gastric Bypass Recovery Time

While it is natural to want to fly through the recovery phase of surgery so that you can get back to your normal day-to-day activities, giving yourself enough recovery time after gastric bypass surgery is an essential part of succeeding in your weight loss goals.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read