Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA

Darby is a nurse and Allied Health educator with over twenty-five years experience. Most of all, she loves empowering patients with the knowledge they need to live full, healthy lives.

Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
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 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, Bracelet

Bariatric Medical Alert Bracelet

Following surgery, there will be follow-up appointments with your surgeon and nutritionist to help monitor your post-surgical progress and to identify any areas that need to be addressed. What about when the unexpected happens, though? This is when bariatric medical alert bracelets are helpful.
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
5 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Pain

Gastric Sleeve Pain After Surgery

Patients who have the gastric sleeve surgery may report post-surgical pain. Several factors may lead to pain, and, like surgeries, are unique to an individual, and so is pain. In this article, we will discuss some common reasons individuals experience pain after having gastric sleeve surgery.
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
7 min read
Coronavirus, WLS

How Bariatric Patients Can Boost Their Immune System During The Coronavirus Pandemic

With growing awareness of the Coronavirus pandemic, also referred to as COVID-19, many people are wondering what measures to implement to help remain safe and free of illness. Understanding how COVID-19 is transmitted and general safety precautions will help reduce the spread of the virus.
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
6 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Recovery Time

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Recovery Time

If you are considering having gastric sleeve surgery, you have thought of several questions you'd like to ask. There is no such thing as "too much research" when it comes to one's health. It's essential to weigh the pros and cons before having any surgical procedure.
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
6 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Horror Stories

Gastric Sleeve Horror Stories

If you're considering having gastric sleeve surgery, you need to know the risks associated with this life changing surgery. While some potential risks are acute, some may be chronic and life threatening.
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
10 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux After Gastric Sleeve

One of the least invasive options of bariatric surgery is the gastric sleeve. While gastric sleeve patients see a decrease in weight, they can begin to see an increase in acid reflux.
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
Darby Faubion, RN, BSN, MBA
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
Gastric Sleeve, Pouch Reset

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 Sleeve, Regrets

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