Am I a Candidate for Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
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Who is a candidate for gastric sleeve surgery

The vertical sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric sleeve for short, is a popular bariatric procedure due to its weight loss results and perceived simplicity. The gastric sleeve surgery is the most straightforward of the invasive bariatric procedures, leaving many overweight patients wondering if they would be a good candidate for gastric sleeve surgery.  Who Is a Candidate for […]

A recent study has concluded that obesity increases a woman’s risk of bone fractures. In this study, 20,000 overweight patients between the ages of 40 and 70 were followed for seven years.  This study found that 497 (2.48%) women suffered a fracture compared to 323 (1.62%) men. “There were 415 major osteoporotic fractures (hip, spine, wrist or […]

Emotional eating after bariatric surgery is a common problem, especially in individuals who struggle with food addiction. Many research studies have found the link between emotions and binging on unhealthy, fatty foods.  One study reported that 27% of adults stress eat, and 34% of those individuals have created a habit out of this behavior. And after […]

Bariatric vitamins are necessary for all post-op patients to prevent vitamin deficiencies. All bariatric procedures cause a restrictive effect, meaning your stomach pouch size is smaller, so you can not intake as much food to keep your vitamin levels up. Similarly, the gastric bypass and the duodenal switch produce a malabsorptive effect making it harder […]

An ulcer is a sore in the stomach lining that, if left untreated, can cause pain, bleeding, or even result in perforation (a hole). Ulcers after gastric bypass surgery are most common, although they may also occur after a gastric sleeve, a duodenal switch, or a gastric band. The incidence of ulcers after a gastric […]

Several studies have outlined the link between cancer and obesity. Although it is undetermined why obesity leads to an increased risk of cancer, it is believed to be due to the inflammation in visceral fat. Obesity increases the risk of 13 different cancers, which make up 40% of all cancer cases diagnosed in the United States […]

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