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Articles highlighting the return on investment and economic impact of bariatric surgery. Economic Impact of the Clinical Benefits of Bariatric Surgery in Diabetes Patients With BMI >/= 35 kg/m(2). Klein et al. Sept 2010 PubMed Abstract ABSTRACT: The medical costs for a type 2 diabetes patient are two to four times greater than the […] Continue Reading “Economic Impact of Bariatric Surgery”
Articles on NSAIDs and ulcers after RNY surgery which demonstrate why Duodenal Switch is preferred for patients requiring non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs post-op. Perforated marginal ulcers after laparoscopic gastric bypass. Felix et al. Oct 2008 PubMed Abstract BACKGROUND: Perforated marginal ulcer (PMU) after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) is a serious complication, but its incidence […] Continue Reading “NSAIDs and Ulcers After RNY”
Many post-op patients are concerned about pregnancy after weight loss surgery, especially the Duodenal Switch procedure which includes significant malabsorption. To follow is information from a Duodenal Switch surgeon and testimonials from post-DS weight loss surgery moms on their experience with post-op pregnancy. Do not get pregnant until your weight has stabilized after 18 to […] Continue Reading “Pregnancy After Weight Loss Surgery”
All weight loss surgical procedures require commitment for the procedure to be successful and Duodenal Switch surgery is no exception. Unlike some surgeries, Duodenal Switch has proven to be a superior weight loss surgery option with the highest documented results in long-term excess weight loss maintenance.  However, the success for the patient does not […] Continue Reading “Required Commitment for Duodenal Switch Surgery”
Before you consent to having duodenal switch surgery, be sure to confirm with your surgeon, IN WRITING, that the procedure you are agreeing to is the standard of care duodenal switch with TWO anastomoses, and not the Investigational-Experimental procedure procedure variously known as the SADI, SADI-S, SIPS, LoopDS or even as “improved” or “safer” duodenal […] Continue Reading “SADI, SIPS, Loop DS not the same as the duodenal switch”
This is a brief summary discussion about vitamins. This will review fat soluble vitamin, and provide clarity on why post-op Duodenal Switch patients need to take “dry formulary” instead of “regular” fat soluble vitamins. Vitamin and mineral supplement basics will also provide details of what to look for in vitamin and mineral labels, because often […] Continue Reading “Vitamin and mineral supplement basics”
A weight loss stall or plateau is a period of time during where there is no weight loss according to the scale and there may be no loss of inches according to the tape measure. This is why it is so important to take body measurements before surgery, so the patient has a reference as […] Continue Reading “Weight Loss Stall or Plateau”
Leading to Your Surgery and Hospital Stay Different hospitals and practices have their own processes. For the most part, the overall process is the same. This will require patients to register in the hospitals system before the day of surgery. For most hospitals this is done after an appointment has been made and prior to […] Continue Reading “What to expect following surgery”
Studies comparing BPD and BPD-DS that show how the BPD-DS procedure performed today has better results with fewer complications. Obesity surgery results depending on technique performed: long-term outcome. Gracia et al. April 2009 PubMed Abstract BACKGROUND: Many techniques have excellent results at 2 years of follow-up but some matters regarding their long-term efficacy have arisen. […] Continue Reading “Studies Comparing BPD and BPD-DS”
Listed below are questions to ask surgeon at the time of consultation. Patients’ should not be afraid to ask a surgeon about their mortality and complication rates; any reputable surgeon will be happy to discuss those statistics with a patient. Note, that all surgeons will have complications and any surgeon that claims there are no […] Continue Reading “Questions to ask your surgeon”