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
Studies Show Intragastric Balloons May Be More Effective Than Diet
An article on Becker’s GI & Endoscopy E-Weekly presented recent findings on the intragastric balloon—an innovative weight loss therapy that is growing in popularity. The publication detailed a study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology that assessed the weight loss success of intragastric balloons for those with obesity. The study evaluated 10 controlled trials and 30 observational studies with 5,668… Continue Reading
What to Expect in Thyroid Surgery?
The thyroid is a gland within the endocrine system responsible for secreting hormones into the bloodstream, which work to control how the body uses food for energy. The butterfly-shaped gland is located in the front of the neck and has a major influence on how well the organs are working throughout the body. When the thyroid is not working properly,… Continue Reading
Duodenal Switch vs. Gastric Bypass: Which is Right for Me?
A variety of weight loss surgeries are available today, each of which can be very effective for the right candidates. At Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center, our doctors perform highly innovative procedures to help patients achieve long-lasting weight loss results. Two of the most advanced bariatric surgical techniques we offer include the Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (DS) and the… Continue Reading
LINX® Reflux Management System Now Available
Suburban Surgical Care Specialists is now offering the LINX® Reflux Management System at Alexian Brothers Medical Center for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux. Patients suffering from symptoms of GERD who are chronically on PPIs to control their symptoms, such as heartburn, nocturnal regurgitation, chronic cough as well as others, are possible candidates for this new procedure. The LINX® System involves… Continue Reading