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27th Jan, 2023
If you or a loved one suffers with type 2 diabetes, and tens of millions of Americans do, then it would serve you well to learn a little bit more about metabolic surgery. The data has been accumulating for many decades to the point where today, all the major diabetes and endocrine societies around the world recommend metabolic surgery as a primary treatment for type…
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23rd Dec, 2022
People considering bariatric surgery have many questions about the procedure and what to expect before, during, and after. One common question is whether bariatric surgery is reversible. In most cases, the short answer is no. But of course, there is always a bit more to the story. And really, there are better questions to ask. Understanding Bariatric Surgery Bariatric surgery has evolved over at least…
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2nd Dec, 2022
Achieving great success with a revision procedure for gastric bypass has taken time. Millions of people have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass since it became the primary surgical treatment for obesity and type two diabetes. As the years go by, environmental and biological factors conspire to create weight re-gain, as well as the return of diabetes over the years for some people. So, a considerable number…
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23rd Sep, 2022
Identifying the elements that create the "perfect sleeve" has been a topic of debate among surgeons and academic centers ever since the sleeve gastrectomy came on the scene. There are a number of important considerations, so let us walk through them and see if we can identify the current state of the art for this procedure. Elements of the Perfect Sleeve Gastrectomy Safety and minimal…
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2nd Sep, 2022
If you're considering weight-loss surgery, you've likely done some early research and run into a few options for the procedure. There are several kinds of bariatric or metabolic surgery, and while the end goal is the same, they have their own pros and cons. Today, in the interest of accurate information, we're covering the three most common types of weight-loss surgery. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG)…
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29th Jul, 2022
In Dr. Sasse's latest contribution to Sixty & Me, he describes metabolic surgery as both the same and different from other medical interventions. After all, weight-loss surgery can help cure disease and prolong life, but those outcome are dependent on the person receiving treatment. We're sharing highlights from the post, "Metabolic Surgery for Obesity is No Quick Fix — It's a Tool." From the Post "If you…
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15th Jul, 2022
You have probably seen ads online inviting you to travel to Mexico, where you can undergo sleeve gastrectomy for a fraction of the cost of here in the United States. It might seem tempting, but budget weight loss surgery in another country might not be your best option. Here's why. What to Consider There are some profoundly serious health and financial risks to consider. Before…
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13th May, 2022
Bariatric surgery, or metabolic surgery as it might be more precisely described, has evolved since its origins over 75 years ago. The procedures have changed and that means the side effects and potential complications of bariatric surgery have changed as well. Potential Complications of Sleeve Gastrectomy Today the most frequently performed procedure is also the least invasive. It's the simplest and safest, and it has…
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25th Mar, 2022
At 25, Amanda S. was ready for a change. Despite cycles of dieting and trying all of the fat diets, where she would lose a little bit of weight and gain it all back, she was considerably overweight. And it was affecting everything from her energy and confidence to her health. She was already pre-diabetic and showing signs of heart disease. And then a friend…
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18th Mar, 2022
Does everyone need to wait until they reach "My 600-Lb Life" status before considering bariatric surgery? Clearly not, but what sort of sign does someone need? How do I know if it's time to consider bariatric surgery? Bariatric surgery has become a whole lot safer and simpler in the last two decades, so much so that it is among the safest routine procedures in the…
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