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 →

Post-Bariatric Surgery Diet: Your Protein Needs

Bariatric procedures reduce the size or configuration of the gastrointestinal tract. That helps patients eat less and, therefore, reduces calories retained. Patients lose weight. But, without carefully following dietary guidelines that can have a bad side effect: malnutrition. The risk … Continue reading →

Post-Bariatric Procedure Diet: Vitamins & Minerals

Bariatric surgery is just the first step in a long-term weight loss process for the morbidly obese. What comes after the operation is equally important. Post-bariatric surgery patients follow a carefully worked out diet, one that always incorporates recommendations for … 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 →

Bariatric Surgery Can Change Your Relationships

Bariatric Surgery Obese people һavе heard а thousand times: “it’s only tһе іnnеr уou thаt counts.” Those who say it cеrtаіnlу mean well, but it’ѕ alwаyѕ hard tо believe. The loоks from them, thе rejected date invitations, аnd mоre sау … Continue reading →

Bariatrics Preparation

Bariatrics аnd Willpower There’s muсһ morе to tһe whоlе bariatric process tһаn just а surgery lasting а day. It spans preparation tһrougһ surgery tо post-op dieting аnd lifestyle сһаngеs lasting а lifetime. That calls for considerable willpower, sometһing thе morbidly … Continue reading →