The Realize band is made up of a strong and flexible silicone. The surgeon wraps the realize band completely around the upper part of the stomach. This creates a small pouch and a narrow passage to the lower stomach. The patient gets a feeling of fullness and so tends to eat less.
The degree of weight loss achieved after gastric bypass surgery, and the amount of postsurgical complications are related to the patient’s insurance policy, study finds.
A recent study conducted by Stanford University School of Medicine, shows that among all those who have undergone gastric bypass surgery, people with private insurance tended to be more successful with their weight loss program.
Dr Terry Simpson is the first bariatric surgeon to perform Single Incision Lap-Band Surgery in Arizona.
Several Americans go on a one day trip to Tijuana in Mexico which is right across the border, for bargain shopping amongst other things. A discreetly rising trend here is the number of American patients travelling to Tijuana for plastic surgery.
There are several challenges that one faces post weight loss surgery, especially during the recovery process. A surgical procedure, no matter how simple in its concept, is in reality a complicated procedure that needs to be tackled in an expert and professional manner.
Gastric surgery is not just about going and getting a surgery done one fine day. It is about adopting a different way of life. Gastric bypass patients have to have a strict diet at all times throughout their life.
WatchMeGetSkinny, a fellow Youtuber, underwent gastric bypass two years ago and gives us an insight into what he eats on average in a day.
For over ten million obese people in the United States of America, getting thin does not just mean looking good; it also means feeling healthy, feeling good about oneself, and being able to lead a “normal” life. Unfortunately, combating obesity isn’t as easy as it might seem.
The three time Super Bowl Champion Nate Newton continues to lose weight following his vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery at the Live Life Again Bariatric Center in Dallas, Texas.
Not entirely satisfied with the 100 pounds lost, Mr. Nate Newton pursues his goal of achieving the unbelievable 230 pounds.
Few are aware that after undergoing weight loss surgery the body requires a diet that is specially designed to suit the nutritional needs of the post-operative period.
Since the body needs less food post-surgery (due to the reduced storage capacity of the stomach), it often times falls prey to inadequate nutrition or even severe malnutrition.
If one tends to consume the same foods that one consumed before undergoing surgical weight-loss only in lesser quantity, malnutrition and other disorders owing to nutritional deficiencies are bound to occur in the body. This is because with the decreased quantity of food, the nutrient intake is also considerably lowered.
That is why there is a need to consume foods that offer high nutrient content without compromising on the calorie count, which has to be low.
Being obese not only lowers one's self esteem, it also makes people feel uncomfortable with their body image. Obesity is associated with a host of pathological conditions, from back problems, to heart disease, diabetes, cancer and even increased mortality rate.