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Gastric Bypass Vs. Gastric Sleeve Surgery

In Before Surgery, Featured, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve by OC Staff

There are several things to consider when trying to decide between gastric bypass surgery and gastric sleeve surgery. Unlike the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (Lap Band), these two operations are both permanent, reduce hunger, and lead to the highest percentage of weight loss. To properly compare gastric sleeve surgery to gastric bypass surgery we will examine the following data : Expected …

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Baritastic – Our Favorite Weight Loss Surgery App

In After Surgery, Apps, Before Surgery, Featured by OC Staff

Baritastic is our favorite app for weight loss surgery patients. The app provides much needed motivation via the weekly motivation tab. The podcasts are inspirational and are a great listen on your way to work. You can track nutrition, access great online resources, track your steps and much more. Whether you are considering weight loss surgery or already losing weight, …

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Suggested Reading Before and After Surgery

In Before Surgery, Resources by OC Staff

You can never read and learn enough when it comes to a life-changing procedure like weight loss surgery. People that succesfully keep the weight off know that weight loss surgery is only the tool to help you lose weight. It will not keep the weight off and weight loss surgery is not the easy way out. Its only the beginning …

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Questions You Must Ask Your Bariatric Surgeon

In Before Surgery by OC Staff

Bariatric surgery is not a quick process. Yes, the surgery only lasts a few hours. But it often takes 6 months to get approved for surgery. It takes a year to reach your weight loss goal. And it takes a lifetime to keep it off. Remember that bariatric surgery is a tool to get your weight down. After a year, …

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How To Choose A Bariatric Surgeon

In Before Surgery by OC Staff

Reviewed by Patricia Sullivan, BSN, RN, CNOR, CBN Once you’ve decided to have bariatric surgery, change bad habits and live a healthier lifestyle, the choice of bariatric surgeon might be the most important factor for successful weight loss. Weight loss surgery is a relatively new procedure. Weight loss surgery began back in the 1950’s with open procedures that often resulted …

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Am I Morbidly Obese?

In Before Surgery, Calculators, Obesity & You, Resources by OC Staff

Reviewed By Patricia Sullivan, BSN, RN, CNOR, CBN In order to qualify for weight loss surgery you have to be considered morbidly obese. By definition this term means that you suffer from obesity and because of this you are more likely to suffer from comorbidities. The National Institute of Health (NIH) set the standards to measure and treat obesity. There …