11th Dec, 2020
Anyone considering weight-loss surgery is going to have questions, and chief among is them is often whether they'd make a good candidate for this type of procedure. While the best way to get an answer to this question is to speak with a center that specializes in bariatric surgery, there are two big indicators that you can determine yourself. If you're wondering whether you might…
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6th Nov, 2020
If you're considering bariatric surgery, you're likely faced with a confusing vocabulary of different procedures, some of which have similar-sounding names. So let’s untangle it and sort out what the pros and cons are of current bariatric procedures as we near the end of 2020. Quick note - a lot of the experts in this field prefer the term metabolic surgery because the surgery is designed…
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23rd Oct, 2020
Metabolic or bariatric surgery is a minimally invasive procedure to treat both obesity and type two diabetes. It's also proven. A substantial number of long-term studies of bariatric surgery have shown people experience a profound improvement in their health, along with major improvements or complete resolutions to high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea, and a big reduction in mortality risk. But what…
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4th Sep, 2020
Sometimes a medical treatment just seems odd, and people wonder if it might have adverse effects. This is a question some raise with respect to bariatric surgery, a minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat obesity and type 2 diabetes. The most common form of the procedure today is a 45-minute procedure with four to five bandages, and it's among the safest procedures in the world, ranking…
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28th Aug, 2020
With different procedures available, and some centers favoring one over the other, how does one learn which kind of weight loss surgery is most effective? We will look at some comparative studies, but it is important to keep in mind that the wisest approach is to balance both “effectiveness," which usually defined as pounds lost and health restored, with safety and side effects. Weight Loss Surgery…
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26th Aug, 2020
Leaks from the tissue staple line have long been the most serious potential complication of gastric surgery, and one that continues to occur in between 1% and 2% of sleeve gastrectomy cases worldwide. When a leak occurs, more surgery is required and further complications can arise. Now, Dr. Sasse, along with Dr. Jonathon Gevorkian, reports 10 specific technical steps of the procedure that have resulted…
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14th Aug, 2020
While gastric bypass and other forms of bariatric surgery (sleeve and duodenal switch) confer large positive effects overall on health and life expectancy, there can also be drawbacks. If you're researching bariatric surgery as a solution to obesity or type 2 diabetes, it's important to be clear on all of the facts. Here's what you need to know about the negative side effects of gastric…
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10th Jul, 2020
Making an informed decision requires accurate information, and that's particularly true when you're investigating weight-loss surgery. As you consider your options, here are six questions to ask before your weight-loss surgery. 1. Which Procedure is Right for Me? Since metabolic surgery has evolved and improved, it has also become a little more complicated. Although the sleeve procedure has taken center stage in recent years, some…
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22nd May, 2020
I recently received a gratifying email from the United States Patent and Trademark Office informing me that my invention of a novel device for use in surgery was granted a U.S. Patent. If you are familiar with the patent process, you may know it is a long journey. The new device, Non-Provisional Patent Serial No. 15/838,057, H & H Reference No. (88537.0006), is designed to…
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8th May, 2020
Over the last five years, we’ve had an opportunity to evaluate procedures for tightening or revising the stomach after prior gastric bypass. We’ve learned a great deal, and we’ve been able to improve the procedures that jumpstart weight loss and lead to better health. Today, I’m sharing an update to gastric bypass stomach pouch tightening without surgery. The Stretched Stomach Pouch For the millions of…
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