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Gastric Bypass Surgery: Why Do I Need to Take Oral Supplements for Life?

Published on November 29, 2017

Gastric bypass surgery is a non-reversible procedure that produces significant changes in your digestive system. Before undergoing gastric bypass surgery, it is extremely important that you understand that the procedure will require a number of major permanent lifestyle changes. One

Obesity, Bariatric Surgery, and the Health of Your Heart

Published on November 22, 2017

The heart is a muscular organ, and when it is forced to work hard, its muscles grow larger like the other muscles in your body do when you work them out. However, having large heart muscles doesn’t mean that your

How Do I Know Which Procedure Is Right for Me?

Published on November 6, 2017

At Western Surgical Bariatric Center, we offer multiple options for weight-loss surgery. We understand that it can be difficult to know which procedure is right for you. That is why we perform a thorough medical evaluation. We take time to

Gastric Bypass Surgery and Long-Term Mortality

Published on October 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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