One of the hardest things about bariatric surgery is that you can do all the research in the world and still not have a strong grasp on what to expect. Our bodies are so complex and outcomes vary greatly from person to person. So what one person experiences may be vastly different from what another …
Osteoporosis risks do slightly increase in older individuals who have had a gastric bypass when compared to people who have never had a bypass surgery. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s significant enough to not have the surgery when compared to the wealth of benefits the surgery provides.
There is a lot of confusion and misinformation on carbonated beverages. Will carbonation really stretch out your pouch? Dr. Weiner digs deeper into the question and spells out exactly what you should and shouldn’t be drinking after bariatric surgery.
Weight loss stalls and short-term weight gains are normal after bariatric surgery. It doesn’t mean that you are doing something wrong, or that the surgery didn’t work. That said, it can be very frustrating which is why setting non scale victories (NSV) is so important.
Deciding which surgery is right for you comes down to what your priorities for the surgery are and what comorbidities you have. There is a great app that helps take the emotional aspect out of the equation by offering a fairly precise prediction of the weight loss you can expect versus the complication rate you …
A bougie is a flexible tube used in bariatric surgery to guide surgeons when dividing the stomach. They come in different sizes and help to keep the opening a relatively standard size.