Gastric Band Removal

Gastric Band Removal surgery may be right for you. Many studies have shown that more than half of the gastric bands are removed due to inadequate weight loss or complications after 7-10 years. The common Lap Band, Gastric Band, or Adjustable Gastric Band complications include: Food Intolerance: Patients may develop difficulty swallowing, severe nausea and …

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VSG Surgery

Change your life with VSG Surgery. VSG Surgery also called a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, is a surgical weight-loss procedure. This type of procedure is usually performed laparoscopically. Used by inserting small instruments through multiple small incisions in the upper abdomen. During sleeve gastrectomy, about 80 percent of the stomach is removed, the remaining stomach is …

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Portion Control

Portion Control does not necessarily mean you have to eat extremely tiny amounts of food.  Preparing for or post Bariatric Surgery it is important to eat less. Portion control may seem difficult because we have to retrain our brains into thinking it is enough food. Here are some tips to assist with portion control: 1. …

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Protein Shake

It is important to know that not all Protein Shakes are the same and some may not be appropriate for Bariatric Patients. You want a Protein shake that has at least 20 grams of good quality protein with  no more than 300 calories, and 15 grams of sugar or less. Bariatric Advantage or Fusion is …

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Diet

Your Diet is a very important part of medical weight loss Leading up to and after your Bariatric Surgery your Diet is very important. Diet recommendations and restrictions may vary from patient to patient but they generally follow the same approach to ease back into solid foods. Your doctor or dietitian will talk to you …

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Dumping Syndrome

Are you suffering from Dumping Syndrome? Dumping Syndrome is a medical condition that develop after Bariatric Surgery. Dumping Syndrome may occur when food, most often sugar, moves too quickly from your stomach into your small bowel. Your Diet after bariatric surgery is very important. Signs and symptoms of Dumping Syndrome include abdominal cramps and diarrhea within …

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Nutritionist

A Nutritionist is an important part to your medical weight loss. A nutritionist someone who can plan or formulate meals for people with special needs, health problems, weight loss needs or a need for more energy. A Nutritionist can play a very important part in the success of your Weight Loss Journey. There are many …

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Alternative to Lapband Surgery

Lapband Surgery or Gastric banding is a common weight loss surgery procedure that has helped numerous men and women achieve a healthy weight in a safe, controlled manner. Dr. Bernie Hanna is one of the more experienced surgeons in Las Vegas. In order to achieve truly outstanding results, he customizes every procedure and carefully monitors each …

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Bariatric Doctors

A Bariatric Doctor is a licensed licensed Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) who specializes in medical weight management. Bariatric Doctors may treat overweight and obese patients with diet, nutrition, exercise, behavioral therapy, appropriate medications, or any combination of these treatments. A Bariatric Doctor can  also be called a Bariatrician or a Bariatric Surgeon. If you’re …

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Bariatric Surgeon

A Bariatric Surgeon is a doctor who performs bariatric operations to aid in weight loss. A Bariatric Surgeon performs Bariatric surgery is an operation on the stomach and/or intestines that helps patients lose weight who are extremely obese. This surgery is an option for people who cannot lose weight by “traditional methods”, and/or those who …

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