Dehydration

Do you think you are staying hydrated? Dehydration is a common reason for readmission to the hospital after bariatric surgery. Are you experiencing any symptoms of dehydration? This is a list of common symptoms: Excessive thirst Dry mouth Fever Dizziness or Confusion Fatigue Muscle Cramps Headache Constipation and/or hard stools Decreased urine output/ dark colored …

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Gastrointestinal System

What is the gastrointestinal system? Essentially, it is a tube that extends from the mouth to the anus. It has a similar structure throughout.  It is made up of a hollow portion of the tube known as the lumen, a muscular layer in the middle, and a layer of epithelial cells. These layers are responsible …

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Gastrogastric Fistula

What is Gastrogastric Fistula? Gastrogastric fistula (GGF), is when a channel forms between the gastric pouch and gastric remnant, allowing nutrients to pass through the ‘old route’ rather than bypassing the duodenum. Gastrogastric Fistula can be fixed with revision surgery. Revisional Bariatric Surgery or Revision Surgery is a procedure that is performed to reverse or repair a …

By: Sheena Sterling
Gastric Bypass Revision

Reasons to get gastric bypass revision surgery may include Failure to lose enough weight Weight regain Medical complications ARE THERE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH REVISIONAL BARIATRIC SURGERY? Till a few decades back, Revisional bariatric surgeries have always been risky. But, over the years, new procedures and technology have allowed surgeons to perform the surgeries without any complications. …

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Revision Surgery

What is Revision Surgery? Revision Surgery is a procedure that is performed to reverse or repair a previously performed weight loss surgery. It is needed for patients who have had no success with weight loss or have regained more weight after having weight loss surgery. It’s very important for a patient in need of revision …

By: Sheena Sterling
Revisional Bariatric Surgery

WHAT IS REVISIONAL BARIATRIC SURGERY? Revisional Bariatric Surgery, or Revision Surgery is a procedure that is performed to reverse or repair a previously performed weight loss surgery. It is needed for patients who have had no success with weight loss or have regained more weight after having weight loss surgery. In addition, it might also be …

By: Sheena Sterling
BMI

What is BMI? BMI, or body mass index, is a calculation based on your height and weight to place you in one of four categories: underweight, at a healthy weight, overweight, or obese. Your BMI gives an idea of your potential health risks based on your weight. Bariatric surgery is an option for adults who …

By: Chris
Pouch Reset

WHAT IS A BARIATRIC POUCH RESET? Your stomach is a muscular organ. When empty, your stomach is the size of your fist. However, it can stretch to hold as much as four liters of food or more than seventy-five times its empty volume, before returning to its resting size when empty. It stretches to accommodate large …

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Stress Eating

When we’re stressed, worried, or frightened, we’re more likely to seek out sugars, fats, and carbs for a quick energy boost. These comfort foods act like a natural tranquilizer that calms us down in times of peril. This is why we turn to stress eating. When you’re stressed, your body releases a large amount of …

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Quarantine 15

The “quarantine 15” is what people are calling the weight gain a majority of Americans are experiencing during this crisis.  Research shows that stress alters overall food intake, resulting in either under- or overeating, which may be influenced by stressor severity. Chronic life stress seems to be associated with a greater preference for energy- and …

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