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…