How to Choose the Best Weight Loss Surgery for You

choose the best weight loss surgery for you

Choosing the weight loss operation best suited for you typically means choosing between the sleeve gastrectomy operation and the gastric bypass operation. These two operations are by far the most popular weight loss operations performed in the United States. Before we discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the gastric sleeve and the gastric bypass, let’s […]

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Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery Dominates the Field of Weight Loss Surgery

In a previous post from 2013 entitled “The Rise of the Gastric Sleeve,” I predicted that 2013 would be the year the gastric sleeve operation would surpass the gastric bypass operation and the gastric banding (LAP-BAND®) operation to become the most frequently performed operation for weight loss in the United States. During 2013, the sleeve […]

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Weight Loss Surgery for Low BMI Patients (BMI 30-35)

In previous posts we have discussed why weight loss surgery works (it changes the body weight set-point!) and why diets don’t work (they don’t change the body weight set-point), and we have shown that weight loss surgery is safe. If all this is true why is it that patients are often told they have to be at least […]

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Lucia’s Gastric Bypass Testimonial – 11 Years after Surgery

Wow! Looking at the before picture below, I hardly recognize myself – LOL! Since my surgery my whole life has changed physically and especially, emotionally. If I hadn’t had to go to work every day, I would have hidden myself away back then. I dreaded meeting new people and I especially dreaded meeting friends and family […]

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The Decision to Have Weight Loss Surgery

Should you get weight loss surgery? This question can be difficult to answer. Obesity is dangerous, and surgery works far better than any other weight loss method, but there are associated risks, and not everybody is successful after surgery. So how do you decide? The bottom line is that surgery can work great to help […]

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Denis’ Incredible Gastric Bypass Success Story

Denis' incredible gastric bypass success story

The following incredible gastric bypass success story is about a patient of mine named Denis, who transformed his life from disaster (>500lbs, heroin addict) to awesome (healthy weight, successful entrepreneur). I have been fortunate as a bariatric surgeon to have been able to help countless people improve their lives with weight loss surgery. I have seen […]

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Weight Loss Surgery Changes Body Weight Set-Point

Weight loss surgery is by far the most effective method for long-term weight loss. In my last post I discussed why non-surgical methods for weight loss typically don’t work over the long-term – they don’t change the body weight “set-point.” In this post I discuss why weight loss surgery (gastric sleeve, gastric bypass) works – […]

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