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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
352 doctors shared insights

Weight Loss Surgery (Definition)

Surgical procedures for obesity may be appropriate for some dangerously obese people, and they may reduce heart problems and many of the risks associated with obesity. These risks include high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes. In fact, surgery provides much greater control of weight and diabetes than nonsurgical weight-loss methods. Studies are reporting significant reductions in diabetes, and the need for diabetic medications, after surgery. Other medical conditions that often improve after surgery include heartburn, arthritis, and other joint and circulation problems. The care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, before and after surgery, requires specialized expertise and facilities. Studies have shown that the likelihood of complications is significantly associated with the experience of the surgeon and staff. Bariatric surgeries produce weight loss through one of two approaches: * Restrictive Banding Procedures. These procedures restrict the amount of food by closing off parts of the stomach with bands. * Malabsorptive Bypass Procedures. This approach restricts the amount of food and also reduces absorption by using a bypass of parts of the intestine. The malabsorptive procedures are more successful in achieving weight loss than the banding approach, but they carry a greater ...Read more


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Does anyone know how much weight loss surgery costs?

Does anyone know how much weight loss surgery costs?

Different types: It varies quite a bit depending on what type of operation-- the options range from a adjustable gastric band to a laparoscopic gastric bypass, to a sleeve gastrectomy operation. It depends on who does the operation, how much post-op care is included in the price, and how much is covered by your insurance. ...Read more

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What insurance companies will cover weight loss surgery?

What insurance companies will cover weight loss surgery?

Most: Every policy is different. Some policies cover and some exclude it. Check with a local benefits person at your job. ...Read more

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Is it common to be cold all the time after weight loss surgery?

Is it common to be cold all the time after weight loss surgery?

Sometimes: A lot of patients will say they feel cold all the time for a number of reasons that my colleagues just talked about. Get used to dressing in layers. ...Read more

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What exactly is the right amount of exercise after weight loss surgery?

What exactly is the right amount of exercise after weight loss surgery?

Start slow & buildup: An early milestone may simply be walking to the mailbox, walking a quarter of a mile, walking for five minutes or walking for 15 minutes. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for weight loss surgery on teenagers/children under 18?

What do you recommend for weight loss surgery on teenagers/children under 18?

I don't: Children under 18 do not need surgery , need guidance health education besides the school . Right diet , not eating junk food on the couch but regular exercises , their metabolism is like a furnace will burn ant thing and loose weight in no time. ...Read more

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Could a 16 year old get weight loss surgery?

Could a 16 year old get weight loss surgery?

N a 16 year old get : Can a 16 year old get weight loss surgery? 16-year-old boy can get weight-loss surgery provided certain criteria are met. He will have had to try a formalized weight-loss program including diet and exercise that can be monitored by a physician. Most importantly there must be a cause or reason for the surgery. A weight loss of hundred pounds or more must be needed. The patient must suffer from hyp. ...Read more

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Are there long-term effects of weight loss surgery?

Are there  long-term effects of weight loss surgery?

Yes: Depending on the type of weight loss operation you have, the answers to this question are different. Gastric bypass, the most common operation, raises the risk for protein, vitamin b12, calcium, iron, and zinc deficiencies. Supplementation of all of these is critical for success in good health after weight loss surgery. I hope this helps. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can having weight loss surgery make my migraines get any worse ?

Can having weight loss surgery  make my migraines get any worse ?

Weight loss surgery: Migraines can be the result of a variety of environmental, hormonal, and dietary factors. Some medications may be helpful in controlling the symptoms. Some patients have improvement in their headaches with weight loss. But, some patients may experience worsening of their headaches related to low blood sugar or dehydration. This could be compounded if there is any medication malabsorption. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,932 doctors shared insights

Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Marvin Ott
17 doctors shared insights

Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more