Should Teens Get Lap Band Surgery?

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Should Teens Get Lap Band Surgery? More than one third of American young children and teens are overweight or obese. The problems associated with this amount of obesity in teens include sleep apnea, diabetes and heart disease. The quality of life for these teens has been found to be about the similar as those kids […]

Weight Loss Surgery – Should You Or Shouldn’t You?

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Weight Loss Surgery – Should You Or Shouldn’t You? More than half the world’s population want to lose weight. For some people, their weight is a serious health hazard. For others, it’s about beauty, looks and perception. In the tussle between the two, it often becomes impossible to decide whether you really qualify for a […]

When should you consider gastric surgery?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

When should you consider gastric surgery? In the dark of the night when you are the only person around to talk to, it’s not so hard to admit the risks associated with your high body weight. Wherever you look, the medical evidence of a link between excessive weight and high blood pressure, diabetes and heart […]

Lap Band Surgery Should Help you Feel Full, Not Empty in Your Pocket

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Lap Band Surgery Should Help you Feel Full, Not Empty in Your Pocket The lap band operation helps patients who have tried dieting and exercising and has not seen results.  This surgery is minimally invasive and has a faster recovery time than other weight loss surgeries. The lap band is inserted laparoscopically, leaving small incisions […]

Breast Reduction and Bariatric Surgery–Which Should Be Done First?

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Breast Reduction and Bariatric Surgery–Which Should Be Done First? All but one of the women needed bariatric surgery to achieve massive weight loss. The study included two groups of women: 15 who underwent breast reduction surgery before massive weight loss and 14 who did not have breast reduction surgery before … Read more on MarketWatch […]

Critics Say TennCare Should Pay for Dietitians

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Critics Say TennCare Should Pay for Dietitians NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee is one of the fattest states in the U.S., but TennCare won’t pay for counseling by dietitians. However, it will pay f… Read more on The Memphis Daily News Balloon in your tum that helps you lose weight The silicone balloon — which can […]

At What Point Should Overweight People Consider Weight Loss Surgery?

Friday, August 6th, 2010

At What Point Should Overweight People Consider Weight Loss Surgery? Obesity has become an epidemic in our society. The health impact is very serious with illnesses resulting from being overweight such as diabetes, heart problems, breathing troubles, circulation problems, and much more. This has led to a rise in weight loss programs and pills. Many […]

What Should You Eat After Weight Loss Surgery?

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

What Should You Eat After Weight Loss Surgery? Many people want to lose some weight for one reason or another. For some, it may be as simple as losing a few extra pounds so they can fit into their holiday clothes more comfortably. But for others the target is to lose several stone. And when […]

What You Should Know About Lap Band Surgery And Weight Loss

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

What You Should Know About Lap Band Surgery And Weight Loss One difference in the early days between the Lap Band system and the Swedish adjustable lap band is that the SAGB didn’t have a self-closing mechanism and had to be closed with sutures. An American company, INAMED Health, designed the BioEnterics Lap-Band Adjustable Gastric […]

Should You Choose Lap Band Surgery Or Gastric Banding Over Other Weight Loss Surgeries?

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Should You Choose Lap Band Surgery Or Gastric Banding Over Other Weight Loss Surgeries? If you’ve been thinking about lap band surgery or gastric banding or adjustable gastric banding then the following facts may help you decide whether or not it would be the best weight loss solution for you. Generally candidates for this surgery […]

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