With the endless array of information available, deciding whether the gastric sleeve or gastric bypass procedure is best for you can be overwhelming.
You’ve come to the right place, as we’ll be discussing the details of these surgeries, including risks and complications as well as the benefits of each.
Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and other weight-loss surgeries fall under the umbrella of bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery has been shown to help patients lose weight quickly and reduce the risk of chronic disease.
Research shows that bariatric surgery:
improved or resolved Type 2 Diabetes in 86% of people
improved high cholesterol in 70% of people
improved or resolved high blood pressure in 78% of people
improved or resolved obstructive sleep apnea in 83% of people
What’s the difference between gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery?
Now that the benefits of weight loss surgery are clear, let’s discuss the difference between the two most common surgeries performed, gastric sleeve and gastric bypass procedures.
As you may know, daily vitamins and minerals are a necessary part of care and maintenance after having gastric bypass surgery. The body’s digestive processes have been altered, and your body becomes less capable of absorbing necessary nutrients from food. To maintain proper nutrition and function after you’ve had bariatric surgery, you will need to […]
This week we are continuing the vitamin series with one of the B complex vitamins, Vitamin B12! Vitamin B12 is a very important micronutrient to keep an eye on throughout your bariatric surgery journey. Vitamin B12 deficiencies are one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in patients following bariatric surgery. In this article, we are […]
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