Posts by: Procter, MD Charles

With any surgical operation comes risks, such as a leak, bleeding, blood clots, and, in the case of post-bariatric patients, anastomotic strictures after weight loss surgery. An anastomotic stricture occurs in post-op bariatric patients when the connection between the stomach and esophagus narrows.  Symptoms of strictures after weight loss surgery include nausea, vomiting, trouble swallowing, […]

In recent years, we have heard more about a new bariatric procedure called the SADI-S (single anastomosis duodeno–ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy), replacing the traditional duodenal switch (biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch). Both bariatric procedures are excellent options to help patients lose an extreme amount of weight. In this blog, we will specifically talk about […]

Acid reflux after weight loss surgery is a relatively common side effect, particularly after the sleeve gastrectomy. Acid reflux is characterized as the backflow of stomach contents into the esophagus. In many cases, patients will feel like they are choking or have a liquid coming up into their throat or mouth.  Although we often hear […]

Studies have investigated the metabolic effect of bariatric surgery and the impact it can have on a patient’s long term weight loss success. Bariatric surgery is most commonly classified as restrictive, meaning the procedure restricts how much food you can eat, and malabsorptive, the procedure alters how your body absorbs nutrients. Through these two effects, […]

Dumping syndrome is a condition in which food moves rapidly from the stomach into the small intestines. This is almost always caused by eating high-fat, high-sugar foods, particularly after the gastric bypass procedure. However, dumping syndrome can occur in anyone that has had stomach or esophageal surgery.  The Facts of Dumping Syndrome Roughly 20 to 50% of […]

As bariatric surgeons, our goal is to improve the long-term outcomes for our post-bariatric surgery patients, including decreasing the necessity for a revision after weight loss surgery. Bariatric surgery results in a physiologic reset within the body that helps patients lose weight and maintain that weight loss long term.  However, in some circumstances, a patient […]

I have many patients come to me, and they say they feel as though the gastric sleeve is right for them based on their weight loss goals. When I ask the patient what they think the gastric sleeve is, I sometimes get crazy explanations. Most commonly, I hear from them that they believe it is […]

Before having weight loss surgery, many patients have found it difficult to lose weight and ultimately keep it off. In fact, many of my patients, pre and post-bariatric surgery, will say that they have done everything; “I’ve gone through all the different weight loss programs. I’ve tried weight loss pills. My doctors have done all […]