Gintas Antanavicius, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Dr. G is a co-founder of BariBuilder. A US-based expert surgeon with over 10 years of bariatric experience, he regularly publishes research in medical journals like SOARD, Obesity Surgery, etc.

Gintas Antanavicius, MD, FACS, FASMBS
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, 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
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
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
WLS, Forum

The Best WLS Communities and Forums

Long-term success after weight loss surgery requires a lot of support. If you have a busy schedule, you can still find the peer support you need with online bariatric surgery forums. There are plenty to choose from to find the motivation and support you need.
Breanna Woods, MS, RDN
Breanna Woods, MS, RDN
4 min read
WLS, Failure

Weight Loss Surgery Failure

If you are considering weight loss surgery, you likely have scoured the internet for personal stories on weight loss surgery failure and success. What you need to know is weight loss surgery failure depends on how you define failure.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read