Author: drdavid

Medical management of obesity has been the mainstay for a vast majority of people who struggle with their weight. Americans spend around $40 billion each year on various diet programs and products with little to show for it. Whether it’s miracle pills that claim to melt the pounds away while you sleep,...

It is a well-known fact that obesity is associated with a number of medical conditions that contribute to a person’s poor health. Once you understand some of the underlying biology and physiology of obesity, understanding why these medical conditions occur more commonly in obese patients...

Much like those who struggle with their weight must endure the unjust persecutions of a cruel society; the Mini-Gastric Bypass has endured its own share of unfair mistreatment through the years. It is for this reason that I was motivated to share its story. It all...

There is no denying the fact that the decision to undergo weight loss surgery is a serious one, but for those with the courage to take that step, their life is forever changed. Is that to say there are no downsides to surgery? Of course...

Bariatric surgery has come a long way since 1952. It has emerged from the fringes of medicine where it was once considered a fool-hearted attempt to treat a behavior problem with a scalpel into one of the most popular surgical specialties of our day. This...

For anyone who is considering weight loss surgery, it is important to learn what you can about the different kinds of procedures and the risks involved so you can make an informed decision. Here are examples of a restrictive weight-loss procedure. Adjustable Gastric Band The Adjustable Band,...

There are three types of weight loss surgery. 1. Restrictive procedures 2. Malabsorptive procedures and 3. Combined Restrictive and Malabsorptive procedures. The common examples of restrictive procedures, the Adjustable Gastric Band and the Gastric Sleeve, were already discussed in a previous entry. The Jejunoilieal Bypass...

The quest to control weight through surgical intervention is not a new concept, but it is not that old compared to other surgical methods and procedures. To understand the rationale for the various procedures that have developed through the years, it is important to have a...

There is no denying the fact that a healthy diet and exercise are good for you. Proper nutrition and even modest exercise provide the basis for any health-centered program. Even after weight loss surgery, your surgeon will expect you to eat a healthy diet and...

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