Bariatric Surgery Articles

Dear Doctor, I’ve had bariatric surgery and always feel dehydrated. What can I do?
Answer provided by Walter Medlin, MD, FACS

Current State of the Treatment of Obesity
by Stephen Boyce, MD

Obesity Medications and Bariatric Surgery – Can They Work Together?
by John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FASMBS, FACS

Body Weight “Set Point” – What We Know and What We Don’t Know
by Stephen C. Woods, PhD

Dear Doctor, I had gastric bypass, but I do not dump. Is this normal?”
Answer provided by Walter Medlin, MD, FACS

The Evolution of Centers of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery
by Lloyd Stegemann, MD, FASMBS, and Pam Davis, RN, BSN, CBN

Why Aftercare is Not Optional for Long-term Success
by Jill C. Williams, MS, CPT

Dear Doctor, I’ve had gastric bypass and feel very tired and weak. Do I just need more vitamins?
Answer provided by Jacqueline Jacques, ND

Bariatric Support Group Secrets – What I Learned as a Support Group Leader
by Sarah Muntel, RD

Fruits & Vegetables after Bariatric Surgery
by Rachel Brown, RD, LDN

“Why am I struggling with my weight? I am doing everything right!”
by Walter Medlin, MD, FACS

Dear Doctor – I’ve had bariatric surgery. Will I ever get to normal weight?
by Lloyd Stegemann, MD

Bariatric Surgery – What to Eat When the “Honeymoon” Wears off
by Sarah Muntel, RD

“Band over Bypass”
by Helmuth T. Billy, MD

Pull My Finger – A Mostly Polite Look at Intestinal Gas for Post Weight-loss Surgery Patients
by Walter Medlin, MD, FACS

I didn’t take the “easy way out”
by Pam Davis, RN, CBN

Give Yourself a Mind, Body & Soul Makeover in 2012: Look and Feel Good from the Inside Out!
by Amy Pedersen

Seafood: A Delicious and Healthy Protein Source following Bariatric Surgery
by Pam Helmlinger, RD, LDN

What to do When You’re Denied (Bariatric) Weight-loss Surgery
by Pam Davis, RN, CBN

Protein Supplements & Weight-loss Surgery
by Kimberly Mahoney, MS, RD, LDN

Lessons of Long-term Successful Gastric Banding Patients
by Gloria Samuels, Sandi Henderson and Helmuth Billy, MD

Dear Doctor – Can weight-loss surgery affect my vision?
by Lloyd Stegemann, MD, FASMBS

Relationship Challenges before and after Weight-loss Surgery
by Walter Medlin, MD, FACS

Weight-loss Surgery, Nutrition and Hair Loss
by Jacqueline Jacques, ND

Fill ‘Er Up – A Look at Gastric Banding Fills
by Lloyd Stegemann, MD, FASMBS

Insurance Obstacles for Weight-loss Surgery Patients
by Amber Huett

Weight-loss Surgery and Cross Addiction: A Look at Binge Eating Disorder
by Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH

Emergence of the “Bariathlete”
by Lea Crosetti, RD

Weight-loss Surgery and Fitness – The Do’s and Don’ts for a Successful Exercise Program
by Julia Karlstad, MEd, CSCS

Which Vitamins Do I Really Need?
by Jacqueline Jacques, ND

On Second Thought
by Lloyd Stegemann, MD, FASMBS

“I’ve reached my goal weight and am thinking about having my gastric band removed. Is this a good idea?”
by Lloyd Stegemann, MD, FASMBS

Preventing the Freshman 5, 10, 15, 40
by Julie Janeway, MSA, JD, ABD/PhD, Nutr. Spec. and Haleigh Mistry

Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence®: Why they are important when selecting your surgeon and hospital.
by Gary M. Pratt and Pam Greer-Ullrich, MA, APR

Choosing the “Right” Weight-loss Surgery Procedure
by Lloyd Stegemann, MD, FASMBS

Bariatric Surgery as a Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes
by Tomasz Rogula, MD, PhD, Stacy Brethauer, MD, Bipan Chand, MD, and Phillip Schauer, MD

The Post-surgery Diet for Bariatric Patients: What to Expect
by Denise Addorisio, RD, CDN

Environmental Triggers for Obesity
by Jacqueline Jacques, ND

Will I need reconstructive plastic surgery after weight-loss?
by J. Timothy Katzen, MD, FACS

Commerical Weight-Loss Programs
by Stephanie F. Yeager, RD, LDN & Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP

Weight-Loss Surgery Abroad
by Julie M. Hill-Janeway, BBA, MSA, JD, ABD/PhD & Karen Sparks, MBE

Get Up. Get Down. Get Control.
by Bobby Kurian

“How do they get that BIG?”
by Lloyed Stegemann, MD

Self-Monitoring – The Way to Successful Weight Management
by Stephanie F. Yeager, RD, LDN, Rose Heim, RD, LDN, Jamie Seiler, PA-C, and Holly Lofton, MD

How to Deal with Jealousy of Loved Ones after You Have Lost Weight
by Barbara Thompson, MLS

I’m a Weight-loss Surgery Patient and I am Relocating. Where should I go to seek care if I need it?
by Laura M. Boyer, RN, CBN

Why? How BOLD™and the Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence Program Seek to Deliver Just What the Doctor Ordered.
by Gary Pratt, CEO of the Surgical Review Corporation

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy – A Newcomer to Bariatric Surgery
by Stacy Brethauer, MD and Philip Schauer, MD

I need a revision to my bariatric surgery. Will my insurance cover it?
by Gary Viscio, Esq.

Treating Weight Regain after Weight-Loss Surgery
by Lloyd Stegemann, MD

LAP-BAND® FAQs: Questions Most Commonly Asked by Patients
by Dorothy Roedel Ferraro, MS, CS, ANP

Pregnancy after Weight-Loss Surgery
by John G. Kral, MD, PhD, FACS

Choosing a Surgeon, Choosing a Program – What to Ask
by Pam Davis, RN, CCM

Food Addiction and the Weight-loss Surgery Patient
by Katie Jay, MSW

Dining Out: Meeting the Challenge Pre and Post-Operatively
by Staci Stone, RD, CDN

Weight-Loss Surgery Treatment Options
by Robin Blackstone, MD, FACS, Melissa Davis, RN MSN, APRN,BC, NP-C, CNS,

Lloyd Stegemann, MD and Debra Salvatore, RN, BS, CNOR, CFN

Why is it required to have a psychological evaluation prior to weight-loss surgery?
by David Engstrom, PhD, ABPP

Support Groups – Educating, Motivating and Celebrating Weight-Loss Surgery Patients
by Colleen Cook

Baby Steps – Emotional Adjustments after Weight-Loss Surgery
by Lynne Routsong-Wiechers, MSW, LISW

What is dumping, and why am I experiencing it?
by Taghreed Almahmeed, MD, FRCSC, and Michel Murr, MD, FACS

Surgical Excellence Involves More than Just the Surgeon
by Gary M. Pratt, CEO of the Surgical Review Corporation

A Look at the Studies of the Risks of Bariatric Surgery
by Harvey Sugerman, MD

Understanding the Risks of Bariatric Surgery
by Lloyd Stegemann, MD

The Post-Surgery Diet for Bariatric Patients: What to Expect
by Denise Addorisio, RD, CDN

Preparing for Lap-Band ® Surgery: Nutritional Information to Know
by Felicia Cordier, RD, LD

Obesity and its Treatments: An Overview
by Lisa Saf Koche, MD

I am a Bariatric Surgery Patient. Which medications are recommended and which ones should I avoid?
by Ralph L. Guatelli, RPh, BSPH

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