Is Bariatric Surgery the Easy Way Out?
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is bariatric surgery the easy way out

In the realm of weight loss, there is an assumption that bariatric surgery is the easy way out, causing frustration among those who have chosen bariatric surgery as a path to better health. Today, we’re here to answer the question if bariatric surgery is the easy way out and ultimately dispel this misconception on why […]

Laparoscopic and robotic bariatric surgery are two advanced surgical methods that have revolutionized the treatment of obesity. Both are minimally invasive techniques, offering significant benefits over traditional open surgery. However, they differ in their approach, technology, and certain aspects of the surgical process. Understanding the difference between laparoscopic vs. robotic bariatric surgery is crucial for […]

Embarking on the journey of bariatric surgery is a significant decision that can transform your life. It can be overwhelming when determining how to choose your bariatric procedure based on your individual needs, lifestyle, and health goals. There are currently six approved operations available in the United States, including the adjustable gastric band (lap band), […]

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) is an emerging procedure that has captured the attention of both clinicians and patients. This innovative technique offers a non-surgical alternative for weight loss by reshaping the stomach to limit its capacity. Let’s examine the procedure’s mechanics, patient benefits, and the outcomes patients can anticipate. What is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty? The […]

Bariatric surgery has emerged as a promising solution for individuals struggling with severe obesity and weight-related health issues. However, despite its proven efficacy, there are still numerous myths about bariatric surgery as a surgical intervention. As a doctor specializing in bariatric surgery, I feel it is essential to address these misconceptions and provide you with […]

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 […]

The gastric bypass vs. gastric sleeve is a standard comparison of procedures. Both weight loss surgery procedures will effectively reduce weight and help patients live healthier. Aside from the obvious weight loss benefits, the bypass and the sleeve also create a metabolic and hormonal impact that improves and cures many weight-related medical problems, including diabetes, […]

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, […]

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 […]

The gastric bypass, or Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, is the oldest and most commonly performed bariatric surgery procedure. It consists of cutting and stapling the stomach to create a smaller pouch while also re-routing the intestines.  Gastric bypass surgery helps patients lose weight by restricting the amount of food a patient can consume and creating a malabsorptive […]

Before or after your weight loss surgery, you may be looking for details of what a gastric sleeve post-op diet would look like for a patient. There is a lot of lead-up to the bariatric surgery process, so if you’re here before getting the surgery and curious about what life will look like long-term after […]

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 […]

In the field of weight loss surgery, there are three standard bariatric procedures that help patients lose weight and keep the weight off. The oldest procedure is the gastric bypass, although the gastric sleeve has gained popularity in recent years due to its perceived simplicity. Yet aside from the bypass and the sleeve, a third […]

The gastric bypass vs sleeve is a common comparison that patients look into. These are both weight loss surgery procedures that effectively reduce weight. Aside from the obvious weight loss benefits, the bypass and the sleeve also effectively create a metabolic and hormonal effect that results in the improvement and cure of many weight-related medical […]

What weight loss procedure is right for me? This is one of the most common questions I hear in my office when meeting new patients. It may sound simple but after hearing about the advantages of each operation from multiple sources (the bariatric surgeon, internet, television, friends and family, etc.), this decision can seem overwhelming. […]

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