Iron Issues and Anemia

It is a well-accepted idea that iron absorption and anemia can be altered by malabsoptive surgeries such as Roux En Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS). There are multiple variables involved that have both negative and positive effects on iron absorption but the overall incidence of anemia increase from an […]

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Proper After-care Ensures Best Prosthetic Experience

As a prosthetist, I take great care to ensure that every patient leaves my office with a proper fitting prosthesis that is comfortable enough to wear all day and restores patient vitality. Many components come into play to make that happen – proper surgical techniques, thorough patient evaluations and the use of the newest technology, […]

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Incisionless Repair of Pouch or Stoma Dilation after Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Bypass surgery has evolved over the past forty years and the technique used today is better than ever before. Unfortunately, previous versions of the bypass made it possible for the patient to develop an enlarged pouch or a dilated gastrojejunal anastomosis (connection of the small bowel to the gastric pouch). A dilated pouch allows […]

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A New Tool for Success

As an emotional coping mechanism, many obese people convince themselves that they are not overweight. Conversely, after successfully losing weight, some bariatric patients judge themselves too critically and fail to see an honest reflection of their new bodies. Our new body scanning system, which provides a complete 3-D scan, helps address both problems and much […]

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month: Know Your Risk and Act “FAST”

Are you at risk of stroke? You may be surprised to know that stroke is more common and more serious than many people think. In the United States someone will suffer a stroke every 40 seconds, and someone will die from a stroke every four minutes. Stroke is a leading cause of death in the […]

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