Gastric Sleeve vs. Gastric Bypass
Gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgeries are both very common bariatric procedures designed to help those with morbid obesity achieve significant weight loss. While they are similar in many ways, the two techniques have distinct differences. Gastric sleeve and gastric bypass both involve decreasing the size of the stomach to ultimately lead to weight loss. By having a smaller stomach,… Continue Reading
How Much Weight Can You Lose with Bariatric Surgery?
Weight loss after bariatric surgery is highly individual to each patient. Certain factors can affect how much weight is lost, including the patient’s age, their beginning weight, any medical conditions they have, the procedure they received, and their commitment to implementing new diet, exercise, and behavioral habits. In general, patients with significantly more excess weight tend to lose more pounds… Continue Reading
Chicago Bariatric Surgeons Explain Lifestyle Changes After Weight Loss Surgery
The bariatric surgery team at Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center highlight the different ways one’s lifestyle typically changes after undergoing weight loss surgery. Chicago, IL — Weight loss surgery has the potential to completely transform a patient’s life, explain the physicians at Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center (SSCS). These Chicago bariatric surgeons perform a wide range of state-of-the-art bariatric procedures…. Continue Reading
Study Links Gastric Bypass to Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Research has suggested that bariatric surgery may decrease a person’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), as well as improve the condition’s survival rate. Due to a lack of real-world data, however, more evidence has been needed to establish a stronger link. On January 21, 2020, a cohort study was published in BJS (British Journal of Surgery) that used The… Continue Reading