Sugary drinks like fruit juice, fruit flavored drinks, “vitamin” drinks, and soda are all high in simple sugars and calories your body doesn’t need. These drinks can easily add hundreds of calories a day to your diet. For gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, those calories could equate to not losing weight, or
This Kale and Sweet Potato Frittata works on so many levels. By incorporating two superfoods (kale and sweet potatoes) you know it’s packed with nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, vitamin K, manganese, and copper as well as a long list of other nutrients. The eggs provide high quality, easily tolerated protein, which is
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, also referred to as the Gastric Sleeve surgery, has become the fastest growing bariatric procedure in North America. In addition to helping patients achieve their weight loss goals, it has shown success in improving and even reversing obesity-related health risks such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea.
Obese patients who have laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy keep the weight off in the long run, researchers found. In a single-center study, patients who underwent the procedure lost an average 57.4% of excessive body mass index (BMI) over 5 years, Ralph Peterli, MD, of Claraspital in Basel in Switzerland, and colleagues reported online in the journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.
Dr. Kahlil Shillingford has had great success performing obesity surgery on countless patients. Dr Shillingford has noticed that while a less invasive lap band procedure might achieve excellent results with some patients, it is not always the right match for every patient. Gastric Sleeve Surgery removes a region of the stomach called the fundus, the portion of the body primarily responsible for the production of a hormone known as ghrelin.