Everything you need to know about gastric bypass surgery

  Carrying excess body weight takes a toll on you, not just physically, but mentally as well. The longer you stay overweight, the higher your risk for developing life-threatening, weight-related health problems. For many, diet and exercise alone are not enough to shed the excess body fat. Because of the increased health risks associated with…


The four stages of the post-op gastric sleeve surgery diet

  Gastric sleeve surgery drastically reduces the size of your stomach, leaving it a fraction of its original size. A smaller stomach means a stricter diet. In order to allow your stomach to properly heal and adjust, you will be required to follow a post-op diet plan that can be broken down into four stages. …


What to expect during gastric sleeve surgery recovery

  You’ve done your research, picked your surgeon, decided on your weight loss procedure and you’re officially scheduled for surgery – but do you know how much time you’ll need to take off from work? What about childcare? Will you need the help of a family member or loved one the first few days post-op? …


Are you a candidate for gastric sleeve surgery?

  Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is commonly performed on patients who are classified as morbidly obese and at high risk for weight-related health problems. During this laparoscopic surgery, a surgeon permanently removes 80-90% of your stomach, creating a tube or “sleeve” which can only hold a limited amount of food allowing…


How much does gastric sleeve surgery cost with and without insurance?

    Severe obesity affects millions of Americans and brings with it a host of potentially life-threatening health problems. Because of this, weight loss surgery is often considered the best and most effective treatment for people who are considered morbidly obese. However, insurance coverage and cost often play a major role in the decision to…


What you need to know about gastric sleeve surgery

After months or years of trying to lose weight, the risks associated with obesity can start to take a toll on your body. For many people, bariatric surgery is the best and safest option to get the weight off and keep it off. Over the years, Gastric Sleeve Surgery, a form of bariatric surgery and…


The Risks of Morbid Obesity and the Importance of Taking Action Now

  Obesity is a growing health problem that affects millions of people across the U.S. As the number of overweight Americans rises, so does the number of people who are considered severely or morbidly obese. From poor eating habits to high levels of stress, many different environmental factors, as well as some genetic factors, can…