Archive:

Risks to be Aware of with Bariatric Surgery

Author:
Posted: December 26th, 2016

If you have been struggling to lose weight and cannot do so on your own, you may benefit from bariatric surgery. However, bariatric surgery carries certain risks that you should understand before you agree to undergo the procedure. Below is a discussion of some of the risks you may face. Immediate Risks The immediate risks of bariatric … Continue Reading

Gastric Bypass vs Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Author:
Posted: December 26th, 2016

About 180,000 bariatric surgeries were performed in 2013, according to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), representing a significant increase from 158,000 just two years earlier. Of the surgeries performed in 2013, about 42 percent were gastric sleeve procedures (also called sleeve gastrectomy), while just over 34 percent of patients underwent gastric bypass surgery (also … Continue Reading