Are You a Good Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Patients report that bariatric surgery benefits them. Polls show that over 90% are very pleased with the results, even five years later. But “everyone who has a bariatric procedure” is not necessarily the same as “everyone who wants it”. Bariatric … Continue reading →

Post-Bariatric Procedure Diet: Liquids

People who undergo bariatric surgery invariably change the amount and type of liquids they consumed. That starts even before the actual procedure. Patients need to commit to following their nutritionist/physician’s guidelines to ensure a successful outcome. During the first month, … Continue reading →

Preparing for Bariatric Surgery

Any bariatric procedure, like any other surgery, carries with it the need for preparation on the part of the patient. That reduces the risks of post-surgical complications and optimizes the chance of the best outcome. But weight loss surgery entails … Continue reading →

The Different Types of Bariatric Surgey

Bariatric specialists have developed a dozen bariatric procedures, some more commonly used than others. Despite the differences, they nearly all work by one of two principles: restriction of space or reduced nutrient absorption. A given procedure may encompass both ideas. … Continue reading →

What Is a Bariatric Procedure?

What has come to be called “bariatrics” is a branch of medical science that studies and treats obesity. By extension, “a bariatric procedure” is typically surgery, often a gastric bypass or gastric band placement. There are dozens of variations on … Continue reading →