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
WLS, Vitamins

8 Tips for Sticking To Your Bariatric Vitamin Schedule

Everyone requires vitamins following bariatric surgery. Without taking daily vitamins, there is a significant risk for nutritional deficiencies. Before bariatric surgery, you likely were able to meet most of your dietary needs with your diet.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Gastric Bypass, Vitamins

Gastric Bypass Vitamins That Everyone Needs After Surgery

People who have bariatric surgery are at risk for nutrient deficiencies, which can have severe health consequences. Therefore, knowing precisely what gastric bypass vitamins you need are an essential step in your recovery and weight loss journey.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Risks

Your Guide To Gastric Sleeve Risks

After gastric sleeve, your stomach becomes a slim tube with these surgical alterations that are a fraction of its original size. It restricts the volume of food you can eat and alters your digestive hormones. Like any other surgery, there are gastric sleeve risks you must take into consideration.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Gastric Bypass, Pro's and Con's

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Gastric Bypass

While a successful weight loss surgery, Gastric Bypass does have some drawbacks like making significant alterations to your digestive tract. As with any surgical procedure, there are pros and cons to having Gastric Bypass.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
5 min read
Gastric Bypass, Vitamin Schedule

Creating a Personalized A Gastric Bypass Vitamin Schedule

Nutritional deficiencies are one of the leading risk factors for people who have gastric bypass surgery. Vitamin deficiencies are one of the most common complications after surgery.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
7 min read
Gastric Bypass, Vitamin Deficiences

Gastric Bypass Vitamin Deficiencies

Vitamin deficiency after gastric bypass is a genuine possibility due to the nature of the procedure. Multiple vitamin deficiencies can occur due to the removal of the small intestine during gastric bypass surgery.
Kaelyn Johnson, MPH, RD
Kaelyn Johnson, MPH, RD
4 min read
WLS, Insurance

6 Weight Loss Surgery Insurance Secrets You Need to Know

Weight loss surgery is costly, and getting your insurance company to cover your surgical costs is no easy task. However, the cost of not going through with surgery is often much more significant for both you and your insurer.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Lap Band, Liquid Diet

Lap Band Liquid Diet

The purpose of bariatric surgery is to help an individual achieve life-changing weight loss. But seeing results is not possible without changing the diet. Both the diet before and after surgery is crucial. This is where your lap band liquid diet comes in.
Kaelyn Johnson, MPH, RD
Kaelyn Johnson, MPH, RD
5 min read
Duodenal Switch, Cost

Duodenal Switch Cost

You may have heard of duodenal switch surgery and how it can benefit those who are morbidly obese. It can help you lose weight and keep that weight off, but it is an expensive procedure.
Mark Aquino, RN, BSN, MHA.
Mark Aquino, RN, BSN, MHA.
4 min read
Lap Band, Menu

5 Must-Try Recipes To Include In Your Lap Band Diet Menu

Your diet is one of the key ways to reach your weight loss goals after a lap band procedure. However, you can still get creative with your meals and make delicious food even though you must restrict certain items and limit your serving sizes.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Gastric Balloon, Cost

How Much Does a Gastric Balloon Surgery Cost?

Gastric balloon surgery is an effective weight loss procedure for many individuals. Unfortunately, the cost can be expensive. This is because the procedure is generally not covered by insurance in the US.
Mark Aquino, RN, BSN, MHA.
Mark Aquino, RN, BSN, MHA.
4 min read
Lap Band, Heartburn

9 Strategies to Treat Heartburn With Lap Band

Heartburn can affect anyone, but it is quite common in people who have a lap band placed for weight loss. If it is left untreated, heartburn can cause severe damage to the lining of your esophagus and can negatively affect your quality of life.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read