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Bariatric Surgery Risks, Complications and Side Effects

All surgical procedures carry risks. Dr. Choi will explain all potential bariatric surgery complications, both short and long term, and answer any questions. What Are the Most Common Post-Op Risks and Side Effects Associated with Bariatric Surgery? Some bariatric surgery risks include: Acid reflux Anesthesia-related risks Chronic nausea and vomiting Dilation of esophagus Inability to […]

Healthy Holidays after weight loss surgery

Dr. Choi’s blogs are filled with great tips for eating and exercising after weight loss surgery.  Good advice never gets stale, so we’ve gathered 10 of the best posts from the past. One of our favorite blogs that we gain inspiration from is WeightWise. A few years ago they wrote the Healthy Holiday Series. These posts are […]

Digestion and Weight Loss Surgery

To understand fully the changes that your weight loss surgery will mean for your digestive process, it’s important to understand how digestion works before surgical alteration. In essence, digestion is the process by which our body breaks down food so that it can be used for nourishment and energy. Food must be smaller to be […]

Does Health Insurance Cover Weight Loss Surgery?

Most major insurance companies offer some form of coverage when it comes to weight loss procedures, including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and lap-bands. While many plans have begun covering these surgeries, it’s important to do your research on which carriers do and do not offer assistance. Weight loss procedures and insurance coverage Insurance providers make […]

Quick View of Gastric Sleeve Procedure

Description: Removes part of the stomach and creates a new, tube-shaped stomach or “sleeve”. This is sometimes referred to as a “weight loss sleeve.” Surgery is irreversible. Method: In most cases, your bariatric surgeon will perform this gastric sleeve procedure laparoscopically, making several small 1/4- to 1/2-inch abdominal incisions. How you lose weight: Reduces the […]