Tag Archive: bariatric surgery

Jun 12

Where Does Florida Rank?

If you tuned in Monday, you know that we promised to tell you where Florida ranked in the “Most Obese States” list. Our State comes in at number 35, meaning that 34 states are more obese than Florida! I guess that we can be relatively happy about this until we recall that, at 27% of …

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Jun 10

A Spreading Problem

Weight loss surgeons and physicians in bariatric clinics continue to fight against the epidemic of obesity and obesity-related diseases that is overtaking the United States. We have commented several times that if this trend is not contained soon, it will threaten the entire healthcare system of our nation. Here is what the latest CDC (Centers …

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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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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.”

Apr 23

Digesting Some Anatomy

Doctors sometime talk to patients using expressions that just do not come across. Terms like”duodenum,” “ileum” or “sleeve gastronomy” can confuse and discourage a patient. Still, when a patient is considering bariatric surgery or even actively trying to select a weight loss surgeon, it is extremely important that they have some basic knowledge about what …

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Nov 15

What is Bariatric Surgery?

For the complete breakdown, read “Understanding the Bariatric Surgery Process.”

Oct 30

Make Your Insurance More Likely to Cover Bariatric Surgery

Some surgical procedures are unquestionably medically necessary and are automatically covered by any good insurance policy. Others, like some cosmetic surgery, are entirely optional and not commonly covered by any insurance. Weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) sometimes falls into a middle ground. There was a time when all weight loss surgery was considered “experimental” and …

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