Category Archives: Bariatric Surgery
Do We Reinforce a Sleeve or Bypass Staple Line?
When you watch an online seminar and first come in for a consultation, having decided that bariatric surgery may be the right option, you will undoubtedly hear about the potential risk of a staple line leak. This can be a severe complication after a stapled bariatric surgery like the gastric […]
Can You Stretch Your Stomach Pouch After a Gastric Sleeve or Bypass?
The gastric sleeve and gastric bypass comprise most of the bariatric surgeries performed in the United States and worldwide. There’s a good reason for this, as these two procedures safely and effectively address the obesity and excess weight concerns of most patients that qualify for bariatric surgery. Both procedures also […]
Do We Remove the Gallbladder During a Bariatric Procedure?
You may have heard of a dual procedure, single anesthesia surgery, where a friend or family member had their gallbladder removed at the same time as their bariatric procedure. You may be wondering if the same will happen during your bariatric surgery. Of course, it depends. One of the most […]
New Bariatric Guidelines Released by Major Societies
If you have spent time researching bariatric surgery, you’ll note that the basic guidelines to qualify for surgery are pretty much set in stone. You must have a BMI of 40 or a BMI of 35 or above with one or more comorbidities (diseases associated with obesity) to qualify for […]
3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Having WLS
I’ll be honest. I’m the studious type. I read a LOT before having my weight loss surgery. I’d read about where the incisions would be, what recovery would be like, the different diet phases, potential complications, expected timelines, macros, etc. But even I didn’t know EVERYTHING! Read on to learn […]
How Bariatric Surgery Changed My Life
If I’m being totally honest, a lot of what drove my decision to have bariatric surgery was vain. I wanted to feel attractive. I wanted to buy clothes at any store, to wear any style. I was fortunate enough not to really have any health problems related to my weight. […]
How Do I Know I’m Ready for Bariatric Surgery?
So, you’re considering having bariatric surgery. It’s a big decision and not one to be made lightly! So, how do you know if you’re ready? Read on for some questions to ask yourself to help you make the right decision for you. Are You Ready to Eat Differently? Bariatric surgery […]
Getting Into Pre-Op Shape
Many people incorrectly assume that life change starts only after bariatric surgery. Life change should start quite a while BEFORE weight loss surgery to have the best outcome! Read on to get some great tips on how to get yourself into pre-op shape! Surgery of any kind takes a toll […]
Patient Spotlight – Natalie
Not all the patients that we see are here for elective surgery. In fact, as part of his privileges, Dr. Tsuda must be on call at the hospital periodically. When we get the call, it’s usually something urgent. In fact, Natalie arrived at the hospital with potentially life-threatening diaphragm and […]
Bariatric Surgery Revisions and Conversions
When a patient gains weight after their primary bariatric procedure – usually several years after surgery, if ever, we evaluate whether it is simply a lifestyle issue, where the patient is not compliant with their post-operative lifestyle, or whether the procedure needs to be converted or revised to offer better […]