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27th Aug, 2021
One of the most common questions among people researching weight-loss surgery is whether the procedure is covered by insurance. The short answer is yes. Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery or more specifically metabolic surgery, is covered by Medicare, TRICARE, virtually every federal plan, most state Medicaid programs, and most commercial health insurance plans. Insurance Coverage & Restrictions Regrettably, there are still a few…
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26th Feb, 2021
Major weight loss is a great thing. Studies from around the world continue to emphasize that excess body weight is bad for our health and bad for our quality of life, so losing weight is the top priority. Most people feel better, live longer, and enjoy life more after major weight loss. But that does not mean there are not some side effects. If you're…
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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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21st Aug, 2020
If you're investigating gastric bypass surgery or another form of bariatric or metabolic surgery to lose weight, it's normal to wonder how much weight you can realistically expect to lose after your procedure. Here's what the data shows. In the graph above, people who had “GBP” or gastric bypass in the green line kept off more than 25% of their total weight even 20 years…
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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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1st May, 2019
Obesity causes pain. A disproportionate number of people with obesity take opioids, and a disproportionate number of obese individuals undergo failed spine surgery. For some, it is a cycle of pain, opioids, depression, surgery, and worsened pain. Researchers asked if metabolic surgery resulted in a significant reduction in chronic pain. Not surprisingly, it did. Here's why weight loss may be the most effective therapy for chronic pain.…
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29th Aug, 2018
    Every individual is different, and each person’s biology and metabolism are different. Furthermore, each person‘s commitment to eating a lower carbohydrate diet, and a daily regimen of increased exercise is… you guessed it, different. So, it stands to reason that not every person is going to lose as much weight as the maximum possible and keep it off forever. Also, we must keep…
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