Las Vegas Bariatrics Blog

9May, 2017

3 Reasons Why When Diets Fail, Weight Loss Surgery is the Answer

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Over the years, weight loss surgery has received both praise and flak in equal measure. However, the scales are tipping in its favor. In fact, there are now many studies that unequivocally show the benefits of surgery —particularly how surgery is a huge helper if you are obese or struggle with diets. 1.      Bariatric Surgery Can Improve Metabolism According to The New York Times, metabolic benefits are attached to having the stomach surgically reduced in size — and these benefits aren’t just connected to weight loss. This means that if […]

21Apr, 2017

Recovery from Gastric Sleeve Surgery – Pain & Other Fun Things

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Recovering from surgery is always a step-by-step process. Here is a rundown of how recovery from gastric sleeve surgery usually goes, including pain, diet, activity, and more. Weight-Loss Surgery and Recovery: What to Expect The Day of Your Surgery When your bariatric surgery is over, the pain will be moderate. You will still be hooked up to an IV and receive pain medication that way. You probably won’t feel like eating. Activity is incredibly important after surgery. It’s vital to get moving and walk, even though it will be difficult. […]

1Mar, 2017

Primary Care Management of Patients After Weight Loss Surgery

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Weight loss surgery is the type of procedure that can be very involved, but can also provide good results. We know that weight loss can be difficult, and sometimes visiting a surgical weight loss center can be the best option for a person who has exhausted all other options. If a person’s condition warrants special assistance, weight loss surgery may be the best option. But after a major procedure of this type, a person may be admitted for care afterwards. This type of care at a surgical weight loss center […]

22Feb, 2017

Bariatric Surgery Improves Splanchnic Vascular Responses in Type 2 Diabetes

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Dealing with a condition like type 2 diabetes is very difficult, and it requires a person to take calculated and precise steps to care for their health. While there are some treatments that are popular in the field, doctors and patients alike are always looking for better and more effective ways of treating this serious condition. Type 2 diabetes can cause a number of different health problems, all of which must be treated by proven measures in a timely manner. But a very interesting breakthrough has been noted when it […]

16Feb, 2017

How Fat Shaming Can Actually Make People Sick

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We all know how important it is to stay in good shape. However, some people have an easier time with that than others. But with more resources than ever out there to help people lose weight, some people think they are doing a good thing when they bring up the weight issues of others. While offering general health tips and weight loss resources can be a good thing, fat shaming is an entirely different matter. Those who mock others and draw unnecessary amounts of attention to their bodily imperfections are […]

9Feb, 2017

Bariatric Surgery Can Help People Keep Weight Off Long Term

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Weight loss can be a tricky topic. We all know the basic formula for losing weight – consume less calories and burn more calories. But while this seems simple enough, it is much easier said than done. And even those who manage to lose weight over time sometimes find themselves struggling to keep the weight off, and putting on more weight later. Bariatric surgery can be very effective in helping a person meet and maintain their weight loss goals. A person who undergoes this type of weight loss surgery can […]

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5Dec, 2016

Weight Loss Surgery, The Right Way.

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Wondering if Weight Loss Surgery is for you? When deciding if Weight Loss Surgery is right for you and which Bariatric surgical procedures work for you. Weight loss surgery causes weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption. Most weight loss surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery). The most common bariatric surgery procedures are gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Each surgery […]

Avoid Overeating On Thanksgiving
14Nov, 2016

10 Tips to Avoid Getting Stuffed this Thanksgiving

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10 Tips to Avoid Getting Stuffed  and Overeating on this Thanksgiving PLUS bonus tips for weight loss surgery clients Does overeating on Thanksgiving dinner weigh you down? If so, you are not alone. According to the Calorie Control Council, an association that represents the low and reduced-calorie food industry, the average American may consume 4 500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving day, from both the traditional turkey dinner with sides, as well as snacking before and after the meal. It is very possible,however, to still enjoy the Thanksgiving […]

Appetite Affect Weight Loss
3Oct, 2016

How Does Our Hunger & Appetite Affect Us?

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Hunger hormones:- Grehlin & Leptin How can Sleeve surgery play a role? How does our hunger and appetite affect us? Leptin is a hormone, made by fat cells, that decreases your appetite. Ghrelin is a hormone that increases appetite, and also plays a role in body weight. Leptin is a mediator of long-term regulation of energy balance, suppressing food intake and thereby inducing weight loss Ghrelin is a fast-acting hormone, seemingly playing a role in meal initiation. Telling us when we are hungry. In obese individuals the circulating level of […]

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19Jul, 2016

A Lesson on Restraint

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It was Friday- the day before July 4th weekend. I’ve really wanted to try out this new BBQ joint that I hadn’t been to before. I was craving ribs given the nostalgia surrounding the time of year. I drove down there late afternoon, pulled up to this really local-looking, hole-in-the-wall joint. I could smell the aroma of charcoal, grilled meat, and BBQ sauces even before I walked inside. There were wooden table benches inside and a small walkup counter to order. The anticipation was intense as I looked at the […]