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Sep 12 2017

Gastric Bypass Surgery – advantages and disadvantages #gastric #bypass,surgery,benefits,risks

# Gastric bypass surgery So, is this an option that you should consider? Here we objectively review gastric bypass surgery for weight loss. This most popular form accounts for about 80% of all weight loss surgery in the United States. So, who is a suitable candidate? Does it work well for people who are overweight? In this review we look at the most popular kind, which is called “roux-en-Y gastric bypass” or “RGB,” and biliopancreatic diversion, which is more extensive and complicated than RGB. It’s best to consider all aspects of weight loss surgery, the positive and the negative, the …

Sep 9 2017

Gastric Band – Weight Loss Surgery Kent #gastric #band #operation

# Sleeve Band HOW DOES A GASTRIC BAND WORK? A gastric band is formed of 3 components; a silicone ring, and tubing attaching the ring to a port.The ring is placed at the top of the stomach just below the gullet through keyhole surgery and locked into place. The tubing travels internally to the port which is placed just beneath the skin on top of the muscle of the tummy wall. This does not bulge, however can be felt through the skin to allow injection of solution into the port which tightens the ring creating an hour-glass effect on the …

Sep 9 2017

Gastric band surgery, weight loss #gastric,band,bariatric,banding,weight #loss #surgery

# Gastric band (lap banding) Is a gastric band right for me? If your BMI score is over 40 (morbidly obese), gastric band surgery may help you to achieve long-term weight loss. Surgery may also help if you have a BMI over 35 (severely obese) and have other medical conditions such as Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure. Your bariatric surgeon at Nuffield Health will confirm your BMI score and carry out a detailed assessment before deciding if surgery is suitable for you. What are the benefits of gastric banding? If the operation is successful, you should be able …

Sep 8 2017

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# Dr. Alan Wittgrove, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgeon Meet the Father of Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery Dr. Alan Wittgrove, our program Medical Director, is known as the father of laparoscopic gastric bypass: he performed the first laparoscopic gastric bypass in the world as primary surgeon in 1993. This was performed right here in San Diego, California. Dr Wittgrove is board certified in general surgery and is a fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He served 10 years in the Navy and has been doing bariatric surgery since he set up his private practice in San Diego …

Aug 20 2017

Doctor-Implanted Balloons in Stomach May Spur Weight Loss – WebMD #obesity, #balloon, #stomach #balloon, #weight #loss, #weight #loss #surgery, #gastric #bypass

Implanted Balloons in Stomach May Spur Weight Loss Obesity procedure could offer alternative to invasive surgery, experts say This content has not been reviewed within the past year and may not represent WebMD’s most up-to-date information. To find the most current information, please enter your topic of interest into our search box. “>From the WebMD Archives By Dennis Thompson FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Balloons placed inside the stomach can trigger substantial weight loss without the need for invasive surgery, according to a new clinical trial . The new device — two connected balloons filled with saline — …