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How weight loss surgery could save patients money

How weight loss surgery could save patients money

Due for a joint replacement soon? Weight loss surgery first could save you money and improve the results of your joint replacement.
Two new studies found that weight loss surgery before joint replacement may be a cost-effective option that could help hip or knee surgery results.

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Exercise may help keep seniors moving longer despite old age brain decline

Exercise may help keep seniors moving longer despite old age brain decline

Older people who are physically active may be protecting themselves from the effects of small areas of brain damage that can affect their movement abilities, according to a new study published in the March 11, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Many older people have small areas ...

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FAQ's: Resleeve

FAQ's: Resleeve

Hello and welcome to our frequently asked questions. I'm doctor alvarez with endobariatric.com and on this episode we'll talk about sleeving the sleeve. That's right we're talking about re-sleeving. This is a question I get more and more often especially from patients with large sleeves, large bougies used in their original sleeve surgery. By ...

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Gastric Sleeve VS Lap Band

Gastric Sleeve VS Lap Band

To understand some of the key differences between lap band and gastric sleeve surgery, it is important to understand the fundamentals of each procedure. Lap Band Surgery Lap Band surgery is perhaps the most well-known form of bariatric surgery. This procedure involves the use of an adjustable gastric banding device to restrict the size of ...

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6 Life-enhancing benefits of weight-loss surgery.

6 Life-enhancing benefits of weight-loss surgery.

Obesity is a problem in the United States, and it's only getting worse. The CDC reports that more than 36 percent of American adults are obese, as are 12.5 million children and adolescents. Michelle Obama has made childhood obesity a primary focus as First Lady. For individuals who have already found themselves several pounds ...

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Healthy obesity"" turns unhealthy

Healthy obesity"" turns unhealthy

In recent years, some research has suggested that it's possible to be both obese and healthy. But now a study by scientists at University College, London debunks that notion, concluding that obesity almost always becomes unhealthy. Researchers observed 2,500 medically obese people over the span of 20 years with 66 of these people classified ...

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Q&A's: Sleeve Blush

Q&A's: Sleeve Blush

Sleeve blush Hello everyone and welcome to our frequently asked questions, I'm Doctor Alvarez and on this episode I'd like to address something that is very common the first 24-48 hours after surgery and that is something I call the sleeve blush. Some patients, not everyone, will develop a red face, red neck and even ...

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SOME BENEFITS OF GASTRIC SLEEVE SURGERY (VSG)

SOME BENEFITS OF GASTRIC SLEEVE SURGERY (VSG)

Improvement and in some cases resolution of comorbidities are the more notable benefits of sleeve gastrectomy, there are other advantages such as improvements in weight loss, cost-savings and a better quality of life. Health conditions resolved or improved due to sleeve gastrectomy procedures: -Health Condition ----- % of Gastric Sleeve Gastrectomy Type 2 Diabetes Controlled --------- 45%-58 ...

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Q&A's: Low BMI

Q&A's: Low BMI

Hello and welcome to our section of frequently asked questions, I'm Doctor Alvarez with endobariatric.com and on this episode we'll talk about what a patient with a low BMI can expect with a gastric sleeve. In this category I'll like to include anybody who has a starting point of a 37 BMI or less ...

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Weight regain after the gastric sleeve

Hello and welcome to our frequently asked questions, I'm Dr. Alvarez with endobariatric.com and on this episode we'll talk about something you may see a lot online and on several boards that focus on the gastric sleeve or weight loss surgery. I actually received this request from a patient on Youtube who asked if ...

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