Is the Intragastric Balloon Replacing the Lap Band?

The Lap-Band has been one of the only minimally invasive bariatric surgeries around since the FDA approved it in the United States in 2001. Gastric Bypass is considered the gold-standard surgery with the most research followed by the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. But both of these procedures require drastic internal changes of the stomach and digestive … Continue reading Is the Intragastric Balloon Replacing the Lap Band?

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Weight Loss Surgery In Mexico: Is It Worth The Risk?

In the United States when you have surgery, you aren’t put to sleep until you enter the operating room. This was just the first of many clues that Kaycha Baez’s experience wasn’t going to be what she expected. Baez, 28, from Kissimmee, FL traveled to Tijuana, Mexico in June of 2015 to have vertical sleeve … Continue reading Weight Loss Surgery In Mexico: Is It Worth The Risk?

Buyer’s Remorse: The First Month After Bariatric Surgery

According to the latest numbers from StateofObesity.org, “38-percent of all adults in the United States are obese.” As the obesity epidemic grows, more and more people are resorting to some sort of surgical intervention to limit their caloric intake. There are three main types of Bariatric surgeries: gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and the lap band. … Continue reading Buyer’s Remorse: The First Month After Bariatric Surgery