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Expected Weight Loss From Gastric Sleeve Surgery – Calculator

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

Patients often want to know exactly how much weight they will lose from gastric sleeve surgery. The answer changes for every patient. But there are some easy ways to calculate your expected weight loss. Having proper expectations for how much weight you can expect to lose, assuming you follow the after surgery guidelines, is an important factor when considering your …

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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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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 …

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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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After Bariatric Surgery – Getting Enough Protein?

In After Surgery, Duodenal Switch, Featured, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, Lap Bands, Mini-Gastric Bypass by OC Staff

As bariatric patients, we need to track a metric ton of information daily – exercise, weight, portions, carbs, fats, inches, vitamins, calcium and more – but we live and die by two numbers in particular: fluids and protein. Deficiencies in either will almost certainly put you back in the hospital or, at the very least, make your recovery and ongoing …

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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 …