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Gastric Sleeve Failure: Why Gastric Sleeve Didn’t Work

Seven years ago, I had a sleeve gastrectomy, and it saved my life. I lost 160 pounds and got off all weight-related medications. I felt better than I had ever felt before, and I was at a point where I thought I could do anything. Unfortunately, I wasn’t making the right choices which put my […]

Can Weight Loss reduce the Fatal Risks of COVID-19?

According to the World Obesity Federation, the death rate of Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is ten times higher in countries with large obese populations. The World Health Organization (WHO) and John Hopkins University (JHU) analyzed a total of 2.5 million individuals who died from coronavirus. The study determined that almost 90% of the mortalities came from […]

The History of Gastric Sleeve Surgery (Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy)

Gastric sleeve surgery is the fastest growing weight loss procedure in the United States; it’s grown significantly in the past few years, primarily due to its effectiveness and low risk of complications. Its popularity in the U.S. has helped bolster its popularity in Mexico as well. But, in the thirty years since its inception, the […]

Find a Gastric Sleeve Surgeon Near You

Gastric sleeve surgeons are general surgeons skilled and equipped to operate a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) procedure to help weight loss. Possibly the most crucial choice you need to make when thinking of weight loss surgery is locating the best gastric sleeve surgeon. Most of all, it is the ability and experience of the gastric sleeve specialist that […]

Weight Loss Surgery Benefits: Type II Diabetes

A new study that was printed in the Journal of the American Medical Association in June 2014 and reported by HealthDay News shows that weight loss surgery has a more positive impact on patients with Type II Diabetes than just traditional care alone, especially when caring for the long-term results. It has long since been […]

Study Shows Sleeve Gastrectomy May Not Relieve Chronic Heartburn

According to a study published February 5 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy does not help GERD symptoms like first thought. The study looked at nearly 39,000 patients found that while traditional gastric bypass surgery did help reduce heartburn and acid reflux; the new procedure (sleeve gastrectomy) was unhelpful in […]

Obesity Leads to Vitamin D Deficiency, Study Suggests

According to a UCL Institute of Child Health study, obesity can lead to Vitamin D deficiency. The lead investigator of the study, Dr. Elina Hypponen, believes that efforts that help to tackle the obesity epidemic would also help reduce the number of individuals suffering from Vitamin D deficiency in the world.  The study was published […]

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