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How Weight Loss Decreases Complications of Diabetes

Being overweight puts excess stress on your joints and your overall health. Learn how bariatric surgery can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related complications, so you can live a healthier, more active life.

Jun 22nd, 2020
8 Symptoms of Acid Reflux

Persistent heartburn and a sour taste in your mouth are just two of the most common symptoms of acid reflux. Learn more about the other signs that may indicate you have acid reflux and how bariatric surgery can help.

May 6th, 2020
Is Gastric Banding Surgery Safe?

Gastric banding is an effective way to lose an excessive amount of weight safely. Find out how this type of bariatric surgery works and if it’s a safe option for your or your loved one.

Apr 16th, 2020
How Surgery Can Fix Tough to Treat Acid Reflux

Bariatric surgery is highly effective in relieving symptoms of a variety of health conditions, including chronic acid reflux. Learn how weight affects your risk for reflux and how surgery can help.

Mar 9th, 2020
The Difference Between Gastric Bypass and Gastric Banding

The many choices available today in bariatric surgery can make it difficult to choose the right option for you. Learn more about the differences between gastric bypass surgery and gastric banding to make the right choice on your weight loss journey.

Feb 21st, 2020
How Gastric Sleeve Surgery Reduces Chronic Pain

Obesity and chronic pain often go hand-in-hand. If you need help losing weight to relieve chronic pain, you may qualify for the popular gastric sleeve surgery. Learn more about the gastric sleeve procedure and how it can ease your pain.

Nov 1st, 2019
Losing Weight Lowers Your Risk for These Chronic Conditions

Shedding extra weight can go a long way in protecting your overall health. When you’re finding it difficult to lose weight or struggling with an obesity-related disability, it’s time to consider the benefits of weight loss surgery.

Oct 1st, 2019
Help Your Type 2 Diabetes Through Weight Loss Surgery

Left untreated, Type 2 diabetes can cause significant disabling side effects. If obesity has caused your diabetes, bariatric surgery can help you lose the weight and dramatically reduce your symptoms or even eliminate them altogether.

Jun 1st, 2019
Does Weight Affect Sleep Apnea?

As you gain weight, your risk for obstructive sleep apnea increases. If you already have sleep apnea and then gain weight, your apnea significantly worsens. In other words, the two are closely associated. Learn how your weight affects sleep apnea.

Apr 3rd, 2019
How Gastric Banding (aka Lap-Bands) Works

When you are extremely obese and it endangers your health, gastric banding is a surgical intervention that can help you lose weight fast. Understand how the Lap-Band procedure works so you can determine if it might be right for you.

Mar 1st, 2019
9 Tips to Prepare for Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Weight loss surgery can dramatically change your life in many positive ways. But before you go in for your gastric sleeve surgery, there are some things you need to do to prepare yourself.

Feb 1st, 2019
The Gastric Balloon: Fad or Game-Changer?

There are numerous types of weight loss surgery, but a recently revised device, the gastric balloon, is gaining in popularity. Is it worth considering or is it more of a passing fad?

Jan 14th, 2019
How Gastric Bypass Can Cure Type 2 Diabetes

Gastric bypass, which alters your gastrointestinal tract, does more than promote weight loss. It can halt or reverse Type 2 diabetes, in addition to improving blood pressure and cholesterol. Learn how this surgery can help you.

Dec 11th, 2018