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Adolescent Bariatric Surgery

Childhood obesity is a significant problem for today’s youth, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that numbers have more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.

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Is Weight Loss Surgery a Cure for Diabetes?

Weight loss surgery can resolve Type 2 Diabetes, according to several studies. Learn about the risk of diabetes, the correlation between diabetes and a high body mass index, and the positive impact that procedures like gastric bypass surgery and Lap-Band® surgery can make on diabetes and other serious health conditions related to obesity.

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Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery Options

Dr. David Provost prefers the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and Lap-Band weight loss surgery procedures. Both are generally performed laparoscopically, which means the operation is done through small incisions, using cameras and long instruments.

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Lap-Band Surgery

The Lap-Band is an adjustable gastric band that limits the intake of food and reduces hunger. Patients who schedule regular follow-ups for adjustments and adhere to recommended dietary changes have the same long-term rate of success as gastric bypass patients.

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Gastric Bypass Surgery

The gastric bypass has been around for more than 35 years. Patients initially lose more than 70% of their excess weight, and the vast majority keep off at least half long term. Learn more about how gastric bypass surgery can help you win the battle with obesity in this informative summary.

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Revision Surgery

Revision surgery after a weight loss surgery procedure is not uncommon. Approximately 10-25% of all bariatric patients will require a revisional procedure due to weight regain or surgical complications (such as vomiting, reflux, stricture or blockage, fistula, marginal ulcer, or excessive weight loss/malnutrition) or a device malfunction (such as band erosion, band prolapse/ chronic pouch […]

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Exercise After Weight Loss Surgery

Is exercise after weight loss surgery really necessary? The answer is yes! By focusing both on smart eating habits and regular physical activity, you can maintain a healthy weight and ensure that you don’t take in more calories than your body needs each day.

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Exercise After Weight Loss Surgery: Building Muscle

Exercise after weight loss surgery is crucial for building muscle, which can help boost metabolism. While cutting calories without exercise can burn fat, it can take longer to lose weight, and also affect your body’s muscle mass, slowing the weight loss process even more. So, while weight loss surgery, by design, is meant to limit […]

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