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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 New Patient’s Guide To Gastric Bypass

In Gastric Bypass, Weight Loss Surgeries by OC Staff

Table of Contents: History Benefits Surgery Day Recovery Diet Dumping Syndrome Vitamins & Supplements Can it be Stretched? Expected Weight Loss Saggy Skin Emotional Changes Risks and Downsides Books and Tools For Success Conclusion History Weight loss surgery was developed using two different approaches. One of these approaches used techniques of restriction that limited the intake of calories while the …

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Gastric Bypass Tips & Tricks: Midol Complete, Gas X Strips and Cough Pillows

In Before And After Interviews, Gastric Bypass by OC Staff

Click play to listen to this interview. Fallon had gastric bypass surgery only two months ago. The process and recovery is still fresh in her memory. Background Fallon had an unhealthy relationship with food for most of her life. In fact, at age 9 her parents put her on the Dolly Parton Diet (yes, cabbage soup all day, everyday). Needless …

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Average Cost of Gastric Bypass Surgery

In Gastric Bypass, How Much?, Insurance and Costs by OC Staff

Costs can vary based on your location. When considering how you will pay for surgery, the price of laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery should not affect your decision to choose a qualified surgeon. Of the three most popular bariatric surgeries (Lap Band, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass), gastric bypass is the most expensive. Duodenal switch surgery and some revision procedures are usually …

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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 Big Gastric Bypass Diet Guide

In Gastric Bypass by OC Staff

Table of Contents Pre-op Liquid Diet Post-op and Week 1 Week 2 and 3 Week 4 and 5 Week 6 How to Choose Gastric Bypass Appropriate Foods Recommended Gastric Bypass Diet/Recipe Books Gastric bypass surgery is a lifesaving procedure. You will lose weight. You will reduce your co-morbidities. You will feel better and look better. However, to be successful (long-term), …