Category Archive: bariatric surgery

Jan 11

Long-term durability of weight loss after bariatric surgery

Perhaps the most common misconception about weight loss surgery is that, “Most patients will regain the weight they lose after weight loss surgery over the years that follow.” Numerous studies have now demonstrated that this is not the case. The effectiveness of bariatric surgery in long-term weight control has been repeatedly confirmed. The medical profession …

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Dec 14

Insurance and Weight Loss Surgery

bariatric surgeryThere many misconceptions about bariatric surgery, including the mistaken idea that it is exclusively a cosmetic procedure. Because of that notion, patients may think that medical insurance will not pay for weight loss surgery. This is not the case; our office works with many, many health insurance organizations. We accept Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, …

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Aug 27

Increased Taste Sensitivity after Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery procedures like the gastric sleeve and the gastric bypass are intended to produce significant and lasting weight loss in medically obese patients. The success of weight loss surgery in producing reductions in body mass index and body weight is an established fact. Bariatric surgery is unquestionably effective in producing and maintaining long-term weight …

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Aug 13

What is Bariatric Medicine?

Given the growing problem of obesity in the United States and the world, it is surprising that we do not hear the terms, “bariatric clinic,”  “bariatric physician,” “bariatrics” or “bariatrician” more often. The specialties and subspecialties of medical practice have tended to develop in order to fill specific, sometimes narrow needs. Cardiologists deal with heart …

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Aug 06

Latest Statistics for Bariatric Surgery in the United States

In June, The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) published the latest statistics for weight loss surgery done in the United States. Once again, in 2017, the total number of weight loss surgeries grew, increasing to 228,000 bariatric surgery procedures nationwide. Taken alone, this figure sounds impressive; it is over a quarter of …

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Jul 27

Is bariatric surgery covered?

One of the reasons people give for not considering bariatric surgery is the belief that weight loss surgery will not be covered by their insurance policy. This may or may not be true; it may depend on a number of factors like body mass index, other medical problems (comorbidities) and the details of your medical …

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Jun 22

Will I gain my weight back after bariatric surgery?

“Most people who have metabolic and bariatric surgery regain their weight!” You might have heard this said, but is it actually true? Does the dramatic weight loss seen after bariatric surgery last, or will the excess weight return in coming years? Find out the facts by reading, “Misconceptions About Bariatric Surgery.”

May 30

Doctors Are Afraid of Bugs

Well, not those household bugs we see in Florida. However, we are very concerned about certain types of “bugs” that are becoming more common in hospitals and even in the general environment. You may have read or heard about “antibiotic resistance” on broadcasts like 60 Minutes or Frontline. The national press, the New York Times, …

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Video – Bariatric surgery can actually prevent diabetes

Apr 12

Bariatric Surgery and Long-term Durability of Weight Loss

IMPORTANCE: Bariatric surgery induces significant weight loss for severely obese patients, but there is limited evidence of the durability of weight loss compared with nonsurgical matches and across bariatric procedures. OBJECTIVES: To examine 10-year weight change in a large, multisite, clinical cohort of veterans who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) compared with nonsurgical matches and …

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