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  • Gastric Bypass Pouch Rules for Dummies
    Looking back to when I had my gastric bypass surgery in 2003, I don’t believe that my bariatric surgeon really discussed the gastric bypass pouch rules or stressed their importance with me. I recall him saying, “I do the surgery. The rest is up to you.” So, I am very glad that I came across the “Pouch Rules for Dummies” published free online. The “Dummies” version of the pouch rules was adopted from an original ... Read More
    Published on Friday, March 25, 2016
  • Distal Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery
    Proximal Gastric Bypass, commonly known simply as gastric bypass, is the most often performed weight-loss surgery in the United States. Should Proximal Gastric Bypass not have the desired results — either you regain weight or do not lose as much weight as projected — then an option is a Distal Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery. Understanding the Gastric Bypass Surgery Gastric bypass is a bariatric surgery procedure in which the stomach is divided into two compartments. ... Read More
    Published on Friday, March 25, 2016
  • Conversion to Duodenal Switch
    There are three general reasons for revision weight loss surgery: 1. There were complications after bariatric surgery and revisions were needed 2. Anticipated weight loss was not achieved following bariatric surgery 3. Weight was regained following bariatric surgery A conversion to duodenal switch is one of the options for revision bariatric surgery. Conversion to Duodenal Switch Explained A conversion to duodenal switch limits the amount of food that can be absorbed by the stomach as ... Read More
    Published on Friday, March 25, 2016
  • Dying from Untreated Diabetes at Rikers Island
    Last November, the City of New York paid $1.5 million to settle a case which had arisen from the unattended death of an inmate at Rikers Island, the city’s pre-trial detention center. The suit filed on behalf of Carlos Mercado alleged that his symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) was misread as “dope sickness” (withdrawal from opioids or narcotics) or ignored. The suit, filed in federal court, named the city’s inmate health services contractor Corizon Health ... Read More
    Published on Friday, March 25, 2016
  • Exercising after Bariatric Surgery¬†
    Your bariatric surgeon or some other member of your bariatric treatment team will recommend a program of exercising after bariatric surgery as part of your aftercare. Such an exercise program may have been developed even prior to your weight loss surgery. Before you begin exercising after bariatric surgery, speak with your doctor and your nutritionist to determine how to best proceed. Cardiovascular exercises will probably be recommended as part of your fitness program. How Cardiovascular ... Read More
    Published on Friday, March 25, 2016
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