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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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Before And After Your Gastric Balloon [Complete Guide]

In Featured, Weight Loss Surgeries by OC Staff

Gastric balloons are an alternative to bariatric surgery for people with lower body mass indexes. Most patients lose between 20 and 50 pounds over a six-month period (about 10 to 20% of total body weight). Gastric balloons can be effective, they don’t require surgery, and they can be placed in a matter of minutes. They are temporary, however, and require …

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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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The Complete Guide To Bariatric Surgery [Bariatric Bible]

In After Surgery, Before Surgery, Calculators, Featured, Obesity Coverage, Resources, Weight Loss Surgeries by OC Staff

Table of Contents: Bariatric Surgery Benefits Bariatric Surgery Gets a Bad Rap What is the Point of Bariatric Surgery? What Exactly is Bariatric Surgery? Which Procedure is Best? Your New Diet The Emotional Rollercoaster Does Insurance Cover Bariatric Surgery? How Do I Get Started? The 10 Commandments for Bariatric Success Conclusion Bariatric Surgery Benefits: What You Can Expect Let’s start …