Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery has come a long ways in the last fifty years and while the surgeons have mastered the surgical side of the procedure it is still in the hands of their patients as to the true success of each surgery. Bariatric surgery is just a tool to help those who have massive weight problems obtain rapid weight loss and to help them overcome the other numerous physical issues that morbid obesity causes like Heart Disease, Diabetes Type 2, Osteoarthritis, Sleep Apnea and more. Within the first two months of my surgery (RNY) my family all commented on my “quieter” snoring, in the past you could hear me snoring on the opposite end on the house, I had completely stopped one of my two insulins and my knees were not hurting as bad. While not everyone will have the same improvements as I experienced you will get there because our weight was … There’s more…

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Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery

Adjustable gastric band surgery makes your stomach smaller by placing a band around your stomach. It help to limit the amount of food your stomach can store, helping you to feel full quickly and forces you to eat less. Of the three top bariatric surgeries being done today this is the least invasive, it can be undone and it can also be tightened thus the name adjustable. To perform this surgery, your surgeon will make a few small surgical cuts in your abdomen. Through these cuts, he will place a small camera and the instruments required to perform the surgery. With the aid of the images produced by the camera, he will place an inflatable rubber band around the upper part of your stomach, separating it from the lower part and creating a small pouch with a narrow opening that goes directly into the larger, lower part of your stomach. The band … There’s more…

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Sleeve Gastrectomy

A sleeve gastrectomy is a recently new type of bariatric surgery. It removes the side part of your stomach, leaving only a small portion for storing food. It also removes ghrelin, the hormone responsible for stimulating your appetite. This means that you will feel full after eating only a small amount of food. The effect of the procedure is similar to that produced by a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. However, unlike a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, a sleeve gastrectomy does not require your surgeon to cut or reroute your intestines. This means that you will be able to digest your food as normal. A sleeve gastrectomy may be an appropriate option for you if you have morbid obesity – that is, if you have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more, or a BMI of 35 or more with obesity-related health conditions, such as osteoarthritis or high blood pressure. Type 2 … There’s more…

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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

A Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a type of bariatric surgery that can help you to lose weight quite rapidly. It makes your stomach smaller, ensuring that you feel full after eating only a small amount of food. It differs from a sleeve gastrectomy in that it prevents you from absorbing all of the calories found in the food that you eat. To perform the procedure, a surgeon makes several small incisions in your abdomen and passes a small camera called a laparoscope and other instruments inside to create a new stomach pouch, approximately the size of an egg. He or she then connects this to the middle portion of your small intestine, causing food to bypass the rest of your stomach and the upper portion of your small intestine. Unlike the sleeve gastrectomy and the adjustable gastric band surgery, a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass uses a combination of both restriction and malabsorption … There’s more…

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Jay Robb Whey Protein – Review

My introduction to Jay Robb whey protein powders was only after trying many other high protein low carbohydrate drinks, I was searching for a high protein drink to add to the liquid diet that I was using before bariatric surgery to help break up my food routine. I had created a list of what I wanted and most importantly what I “didn’t” want in a whey protein drink. I wanted a product that just didn’t help me lose weight but a protein drink that was created with healthy ingredients and tasted good (that would be hard). My needs for healthy were simple: I wanted a product that was high in whey protein and very low in carbohydrates, free of bovine growth hormones, that was a non-GMO product, did not contain dyes, was free of aspartame and artificial sweeteners, it had to be free of sugars and refined carbohydrate sugars (everything … There’s more…

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