Obesity Linked to Infection after Colon Surgery

With obesity in the national spotlight as a major health problem, many people are now aware that morbid obesity (more than 100 pounds overweight) can directly lead to a number of serious health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and adult-onset diabetes. Far fewer may realize that severe obesity is also linked to […]

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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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Protein Shakes

I have often been asked by patients how much protein is adequate for bariatric surgery. Our post-op resource guide details our recommendations, but I am often faced with the question, “How much protein do I need?” and “What protein shake should I drink?”

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