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Gastric Sleeve Surgery – Will My Stomach Stretch After Surgery?

In Featured, Gastric Sleeve, Weight Loss Surgeries by OC Staff

One of the first questions patients ask about gastric sleeve surgery is, “Will my stomach stretch after surgery?” And it’s a very important question. You’re having gastric sleeve surgery to shrink the size of your stomach. This makes you feel full faster and eat less food. The surgery has a nice benefit of reducing the hunger inducing hormone ghrelin. But …

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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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Recovery From Gastric Sleeve – What To Expect From Day 1

In Featured, Gastric Sleeve, Weight Loss Surgeries by OC Staff

Reviewed By Marc A. Neff, M.D., F.A.C.S. You know what procedure you’re going to have. You’ve picked your surgeon. Insurance has agreed to cover the procedure. You’ve even been scheduled for surgery! You’ve done your research and the big day is coming soon, but what happens after surgery? Surgery Day After your gastric sleeve surgery you will wake up in the …

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Bariatric Surgery Saved Me

In Before And After Interviews, Featured by OC Staff

Click play to listen to the interview. I had originally planned this interview as a look into bariatric surgery in Canada. It’s a different and very interesting process. However, as this interview went on we discovered one of the most inspirational weight loss surgery stories out there. Ingrid grew up and lives in the Yukon. If you haven’t seen any …

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The Hardest Part Of Weight Loss Surgery

In Before And After Interviews, Featured by OC Staff

Click play to listen to the interview. This interview is my absolute favorite for many reasons. We were lucky enough to find Jenna who was able to very clearly explain the most difficult part of weight loss surgery. You may have heard of how emotions can change as you lose weight quickly. Many people get emotional or even angry as …

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Bariatric Surgery At Age 65

In Before And After Interviews, Featured by OC Staff

Click play to listen to the interview. The average age of a bariatric patient is 42 (AJN, Sept. 2012, Vol 112, 9). 83% of patients are female according to the same study. Walter is an anomaly. He’s male and had bariatric surgery at age 65.  He’s also a great example of perseverance and hope. Background Walter decided to live out …