What is gastric sleeve?

What is gastric sleeve?

If you’re morbidly obese and struggled to lose weight through diet and exercise alone, you may qualify for bariatric surgery. There are different types of bariatric procedures. One of which is a gastric sleeve. What is a gastric sleeve? Also known as vertical...
Bariatric Surgery May be Used as a Treatment for Diabetes

Bariatric Surgery May be Used as a Treatment for Diabetes

About 8.9 percent of the population has diabetes, about 25 percent of which suffer from severe obesity.  Diabetes and Obesity It is still unknown why some people develop insulin resistance but obesity and lack of physical activity can make it worse. Being obese plays...

Is bariatric surgery covered by insurance?

Is bariatric surgery covered by insurance? This is one of the most common questions we get from patients who are considering bariatric surgery. Most insurance providers cover weight-loss surgeries. In our facility, as part of our process, our patients meet with our...

Weight Loss Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery

Joint problems such as osteoarthritis and obesity can be a vicious cycle. Being overweight can put too much pressure on your joints, accelerating their tear and wear. However, physical activity is needed for one to drop those excess pounds, making joint pain a...

Tobacco Use and Bariatrics

Many of us know the health risks associated with tobacco smoking. There’s a heart attack, stroke, lung cancer, COPD, and other respiratory problems.  But did you know that the health complications from smoking are tripled or quadrupled when combined with...