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Teenager on Bariatrics and its Risks…

Teenagers and bariatrics In today’s lifestyle, obesity is on the rise, be it for little time for exercise, poor nutrition choices (fast and processed food, high fat intake), among others. Many persons are being affected by this. One demographic that suffers greatly from this condition are teenagers. Approximately 12.5 million…

Eliminate Intra-abdominal CO2 after Gastric Sleeve Surgery

A key element of Gastric Sleeve Surgery is the use of CO2 to “inflate” your abdominal cavity in order to have room to comfortably perform the procedure, but after surgery is over, there’s some remaining CO2 inside. What can you expect from it? The main complaint will be pain in…

Overcoming Anxiety Before Weight Loss Surgery

Even when undergoing a procedure already tried out through and through like the Gastric Sleeve or the Gastric Plication, some patients arrive with a nervous and anxious look in their faces. Even in today’s age where information is at our fingertips in our cell phones, tablets and laptops, they sometimes come in…

Breathing: The Key to a Quick Recovery after Bariatric Surgery

Meet the spirometer It’s easy to use because, that’s all you do! Breathe! Most patients look at it as a simple plastic device with a ball(s) that rise up and down, but in reality it can be a life-saving device. Given the fact that a patient is lying in bed…

Gastric Sleeve Surgery, Walk to Recovery

Patients that resume walking as soon as possible after weight loss surgery have shown a much better recovery process the first day, than those who delay in doing so. Given the fact that walking helps patients eliminate the effects of the narcotics used in anesthesia, and also in eliminating the…