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How can you achieve permanent weight loss without surgery?

How can you achieve permanent weight loss without surgery?

Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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Is surgery suggested for weight loss?

Is surgery suggested for weight loss?

Discuss with Doctor: Speak to a surgeon who performs the procedure. Ask them at what weight do they recommend the surgery and after what modalities you can try to lose. Certainly, every surgeon is going to want you to go on a weight loss diet and exercise regimen first. Referrals to heart, lung and psychiatry, and often a sleep study may be preformed first before surgery is considered. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which weight lose surgery cause faster weight loss--band, other ?

Which weight lose surgery cause faster weight loss--band, other ?

Gastric Bypass: Gastric bypass tends to cause the most rapid weight loss of the most common bariatric or weight loss surgeries. Still, if you don't correct poor eating habits, you may gain the weight back after surgery. ...Read more

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What are some of the names of the types of surgery that u can have for weight loss?

What are some of the names of the types of surgery that u can have for weight loss?

Most common: The most commonly performed surgeries for weight loss in the us are the gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy. There is also the duodenal switch, the mini gastric bypass, and gastric plication. ...Read more

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Surgery for weight loss? How does it work and what are my options. What might general costs be around? Currently 5'4" and 146 pounds.

Surgery for weight loss? How does it work and what are my options. What might general costs be around?  Currently 5'4" and 146 pounds.

Not a candidate: There are various types available, but several options involve significant surgery and only intended for the morbidly obese, particularly with significant obesity-related health problems. With only 25# above ideal body weight, you're not a candidate. Try diet, exercise and support instead. ...Read more

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Do they do vagotomy surgery for weight loss?

Do they do vagotomy surgery for weight loss?

Not appropriate: We generally avoid vagotomy in order to keep the low stomach working normally. Some studies were attempted with vagotomy plus a band, but were not successful. There is a stimulator for the vagus nerve that has been placed in the neck area and has shown a decrease in appetite. Still under investigation. ...Read more

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What to tell me about weight loss surgery?

What to tell me about weight loss surgery?

Not recommended: Surgery for weight loss does not and will not give you the all satisfaction and healthy outcome from quick fix. ...Read more

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What's the best weight loss surgery to get?

What's the best weight loss surgery to get?

Depends: All have positives and downsides. Study them and find the surgeon that prefers each and attend their seminars. ...Read more

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What should you eat after weight loss surgery?

What should you eat after weight loss surgery?

In General...: Weight loss surgery forces you to change how you eat, forever (unless you use a lap band, which may be reversible). You will have to get used to eating small meals because your stomach will be reduced to a tiny size. If you are ready to take it seriously, see a nutritionist and get started with a non-surgical program for weight loss because you will have to prove you are committed to your health. ...Read more

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I am 5'3 230 lbs can I have weight loss surgery?

I am 5'3 230 lbs can I have  weight loss surgery?

Try to loose wt: First try to loose weight, your bmi is 40.7 you are over eight not a morbid obesity , first try to lose weight by exercise , diet . If you change your habits you will not need weight loss surgery , and most of the time you will succed. ...Read more

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How young is too young to get weight loss surgery?

It's Best: To finish growing first as malabsorption is part of the surgical result. It would also ideally be best to have your child bearing years behind you if you are female. Sit down and discuss with a bariatric surgeon. Ultimately you should strive for medically managed weightless first and consider surgery only after all noninvasive methods have failed. Except for the band, it's a permanent surgery. ...Read more

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What is the number one weight loss surgery to get?

What is the number one weight loss surgery to get?

Best operation: There is no "best" operation. Different people do better with different operations. The gastric bypass is the gold standard and is the best operation in general. However, it may not be the perfect one for you. It is an individual decision, and the best operation for someone else may not be the best for you. There are many factors that go into choosing the right operation. ...Read more

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What are your opinions on weight loss surgery? Are they safe?

What are your opinions on weight loss surgery? Are they safe?

Weight loss surgery: can be life saving for some people but should not be approached in a cavalier manner. There are risks and benefits to all medical procedures. ...Read more

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My height 5.11 inches and my weight is 92kgs and may be more.. Am I liable for weight loss surgery...?

No: Your bmi is 28. To be eligible for bariatric surgery you need to have a bmi of 40. Or a bmi of 35 with associated medical problems. ...Read more

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Would weight loss surgery be covered by medicare?

Would weight loss surgery be covered by medicare?

Insurance benefits: Medicare typically does not cover bariatric procedures. However, the patient is encouraged to seek this answer, about coverage, payments, copays, deductibles directly from their insurance carrier. Most insurance companies have websites where you can find the answer or a number to call. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on plastic surgery for weight loss?

What is your opinion on plastic surgery for weight loss?

Gastric Bypass?: Some people call my office asking about gastric bypass and weight loss surgery. This is not plastic surgery, but you need a bariatric surgeon for that procedure. Plastic surgery can be a great adjunct for patients who have had surigcal weight loss to help contour the skin. Plastic surgery should not be thought of as a way to lose weight. ...Read more

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Which weight-loss surgery is the best, excluding lapband (not interested in it)?

Which weight-loss surgery is the best, excluding lapband (not interested in it)?

Not one is best: Depending on the patient there are different weight loss procedures. Our group recommends the gastric sleeve procedure almost exclusively because the postoperative complication rate, real weight loss, and long term regain of weight have all been better compared to all other procedures that we had done in the past. ...Read more

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I just had weight loss surgery, the sleeve. My TSH went from 1.3 to 3.6 in 12 weeks. Im taking 90 / day. Why would itchange so drastically ?

I just had weight loss surgery, the sleeve.  My TSH went from 1.3 to 3.6 in 12 weeks.  Im taking 90 / day.  Why would itchange so drastically ?

1.3 to 3.6: There should be no harm for you for a week or two if you take 90 every other day. If you have symptoms from taking 90 every other day, go back to once a day and discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to smoke marijuana 7 months after having the rue-n-y weight loss surgery?

Is it ok to smoke marijuana 7 months after having the rue-n-y weight loss surgery?

No, absolutely not: Smoking of any sort decreases the blood flow to the anastomoses (the places where the stomach and intestine are sewed into the new position) and drastically increases your ulcer risk. In addition, Marijuana causes weight gain by appetitie stimulation. Last, patients with a history of severe obesity are often genetically predispositioned to addictions and should avoid habit-forming substances. ...Read more

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How do I start a weight loss program after surgery?

How do I start a weight loss program after surgery?

Depends: You must be fully healed first. Right after surgery or trauma is not the time to start a diet. You should be eating a healthy well balanced diet with fresh fruit and veggies and fish and chicken unless limited by your surgery. For a month after surgery a good multivitamin will help healing too. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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