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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…

Smoking Before Bariatric Surgery… Can I?

People are often nervous before surgery, so quitting smoking might be the last thing on their minds. Even thinking about quitting might be stressful. However, people who smoke frequently have complications after surgery, particularly with wound healing. It is essential that patients stop smoking before bariatric surgery. What happens whe you smoke……

Restrict Caffeine After Bariatric Surgery

People who are morbidly obese may choose bariatric surgery as a means to lose excess weight. Surgical approaches for weight loss surgery include gastric bypass, Roux-en-Y, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding or the gastric sleeve. Each type of surgery poses special dietary restrictions after surgery. Limiting certain foods and beverages is…

Do I Really Need to Lose Weight Before Weight Loss Surgery?

Losing weight is very frustrating, and it gets even worse when you are being asked to lose weight before a weight loss surgery. So, what’s the point? A successful weight loss surgery starts with preparing your body for surgery. By losing the prescribed weight prior to surgery, you are ensuring…

New Swallowable Balloon Promises to Revolutionize Weight Loss

A third of the world is now overweight or obese. These figures are staggering with no hope in sight. Are we expected to diet our way back to health when it is proven that only radical interventions can create substantial and lasting weight-loss? A new gastric balloon introduced at the…