Pulled Groin vs. Hernia
Anyone who has ever suffered from a hernia knows they can be extremely uncomfortable and incapacitating. Namely, the pain of an inguinal hernia — also called a “groin hernia” — can make it difficult for patients to bend over or even walk. Because a pulled groin muscle can also cause significant pain in the same region, patients sometimes confuse this… Continue Reading
Will I Need Plastic Surgery After Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery involves a collection of procedures, such as sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and duodenal switch options, which can effectively treat obesity for the right candidates. By altering the way your digestive system operates, bariatric surgery can lead to significant weight loss, producing visible results and improving patients’ lives. At Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center, our highly trained surgeons have… Continue Reading
Why Do I Sweat So Easily?
Sweating helps to cool down the body, and while this is a perfectly normal function of the body, anyone who suffers from excessive sweating knows it can be a nuisance. Medically referred to as hyperhidrosis, this condition occurs when the sweat glands are working harder than they need to. Those who suffer from excessive sweating can typically be categorized as… Continue Reading
Will I Lose My Hair After Bariatric Surgery?
As with any major surgery, the recovery from bariatric surgery can lead to temporary side effects as your body heals. For some individuals this may involve hair loss for approximately three to four months after their weight loss procedure. While there are multiple causes of this cosmetic concern, it is believed that hair loss following bariatric surgery is due to… Continue Reading
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
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