5 Tips to Help Improve Recovery Time for Gastric-Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery, or sleeve gastrectomy, is a medical weight-loss procedure to treat obesity when your body-mass index, or “BMI,” is between 35 and 40, helping to relieve serious, secondary health problems such as diabetes, cardiac disease, high blood pressure or sleep apnea. If you have had little to no success with other weight-loss methods,…


Health Risks Tied to Obesity

Obesity has been a big health problem in the U.S. for years, and there’s no sign of it going away soon. In fact, more than one-third of adults in the U.S. are obese, and they face risks of developing serious weight-related conditions. If your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher, get to know…


What Is CoolSculpting®?

It doesn’t matter how strict your diet or how intense your exercise regime is, you just can’t seem to shift stubborn fat from certain areas. We all have those troublesome areas where fat can build up. Common culprits include the thighs, tops of the arms, hips and stomach, and no matter how hard you try,…


Can Weight Loss Surgery Help Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

Are you suffering from type 2 diabetes? New research says that weight loss surgeries might just be the solution. One study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that slightly obese people had a better chance of reversing diabetes if they underwent weight loss surgery. And, it was even shown that the life…


Why Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Choosing weight loss surgery is never an easy decision. If you’ve struggled with your weight and can’t ever seem to get the scale to move in your favor, weight loss surgery may be for you. Gastric sleeve surgery has become a popular choice for those who choose bariatric surgery. Here are several things you should…


Are you a good candidate for weight loss surgery?

If a patient goes through insurance, their qualifications are as follows: The items below are the minimum necessary for approval of your weight loss surgery. (This is BCBS policy, which is what most insurance companies follow).  However, Medicare is straight forward in their process.  They only go by the BMI specifications listed below. BMI Specifications…


What is the Lap Band Recovery process?

LAP-BAND is usually performed in the Outpatient Surgery Center.  The patient starts a high-protein low carb liquid diet for 1-2 weeks prior to surgery.  The patient is discharged the same day of the procedure and can usually return to work in 3-5 days. Since there is no cutting, stapling, or stomach re-routing involved in the…


What You Should Know About A Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass surgery is a very effective procedure to help patients lose weight and cure the medical problems that occur when you are morbidly obese. It has excellent long-term success, and patients have a much healthier and happier life. This surgery involves reducing the stomach size and rearranging your intestines, and as a result, you feel…


Gastric Sleeve Recovery

Day 1: Surgery Day After awakening from gastric sleeve surgery, which takes around 45 minutes, you will have some soreness, but the soreness generally isn’t very severe. The nurses will have all of the necessary medications to keep your pain to a minimum. Expect to see 5 incisions. The largest is usually the sorest and will…