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Gastric Bypass Surgery and Long-Term Mortality

Published on October 19, 2017
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People who are considering undergoing gastric bypass surgery understand that it is a major surgical procedure that has a significant impact on their quality of life. However, many of these people are curious about how effective the procedure is and

Being Overweight Can Worsen the Symptoms of Your Acid Reflux

Published on October 5, 2017
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Obesity can exacerbate a number of unrelated medical issues being experienced by a single individual. According to the website Everyday Health, obesity is recognized as a cause of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also referred to as acid reflux, and has

The Link Between Obesity and Urinary Incontinence

Published on September 21, 2017
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Bariatric surgery can do much more than just lower your body weight. The effects of obesity can produce a number of unwanted medical issues that can severely degrade your quality of life. Multiple studies have found that undergoing bariatric procedures

The Risks Associated with Waiting to Undergo Bariatric Surgery

Published on August 31, 2017
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In the minds of some people, bariatric surgery seems like the final option, one they can hold off on until they go beyond a certain BMI or a certain weight. Bariatric surgery may seem like a “cure” for obesity, but

Orbera Gastric Balloon: Reclaiming Your Pre-Pregnancy Body Weight

Published on August 24, 2017
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During pregnancy, rapid weight gain is to be expected. After pregnancy, that excess weight can be very difficult to lose, even if you follow a strict diet and exercise regularly. What makes the issue more frustrating is that the amount

Tired of Acid Reflux? Check Out Our Free Seminars to Learn What You Can Do About It

Published on August 3, 2017
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Acid reflux is a chronic disease that affects millions of individuals annually. Many of those suffering from acid reflux are not fully informed on what the condition is, how it affects the body, and what treatment options are available to

Using Bariatric Surgery to Decrease Your Risk of Developing Cancer

Published on July 28, 2017
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The harmful effects of obesity extend beyond the direct physical effects on the human body. There are a number of major health issues that can be made significantly worse by obesity. In fact, individuals who are obese carry a noticeably

Our Self-Pay Option for Your LAP-BAND Procedure

Published on July 6, 2017
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At Western Surgical Bariatric Center, our goal is to provide as many people as we can with the care and procedures they need to maintain a healthier and more satisfying life. We understand that pursuing procedures like the LAP-BAND may

LAP-BAND – How Tight Is Too Tight?

Published on June 22, 2017
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One of the greatest benefits the LAP-BAND System offers is that it can be adjusted to be tighter or looser depending on the needs and comfort of the patient. However, there is a point where the system can be too

Will Pregnancy Complicate My LAP-BAND Procedure?

Published on June 5, 2017
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There are a lot of factors that determine your candidacy for the LAP-BAND. Pregnancy is something that will prevent you from being able to undergo the procedure, and becoming pregnant after your LAP-BAND has been put in place can lead