The Pre-Op Bariatric Surgery Plan for Teens

Posted by Jason Radecke on Mon, Mar 18, 2019

Those interested in having bariatric surgery must understand that it requires a complete lifestyle change. It requires the patient to make many changes to their diet and exercise routines, pre and post-op, to achieve optimal, long-lasting results. While bariatric surgery is not recommended for teenagers under the age of 18, there are many things teenagers can do to prepare to have the procedure once they’re of age. Here is a bariatric surgery plan teenagers can follow in the meantime.

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Why You Should Wait to Have Teenage Weight Loss Surgery

Posted by Jason Radecke on Wed, Mar 13, 2019

Teenagers often experience changes with their body and difficulty managing their weight when they go through puberty. As a result, some teenagers seek out bariatric surgery as a potential solution. The surgeons at Riverside Surgical & Weight Loss Center do not operate on teens who are under the age of 18 unless there is a major medical issue that would require weight loss surgery. While many parents and their children wonder if teenage weight loss surgery is an option, here’s why it is recommended for those under the age of 18 to wait.

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Weight Loss Surgery for Teens: Is it Safe?

Posted by Jason Radecke on Fri, Mar 08, 2019

Weight loss surgery is a safe, trusted practice that has improved the lives of thousands of people. Despite it being safe, it is important for teens to know the possible risks of the surgery and post-op side effects that could happen. Weight loss surgery for teens is only recommended for those who are in serious medical need. Moreover, adolescent bariatric surgery should only be done at speciality medical centers that have accredited programs for adolescents.  

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Surgery for Obesity vs Diet and Lifestyle Changes

Posted by Jason Radecke on Wed, Jun 07, 2017

The choice to have bariatric surgery, or surgery for obesity, can be tough one to make. Bariatric surgery can give you an opportunity to improve your overall well-being. But how do you know if surgery is right for you? How will this surgery impact your life? Keep in mind that after surgery, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure the best results.

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Top 3 Types of Weight Loss Surgery Comparison Chart

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Wed, Mar 29, 2017

You’re about to take the plunge into a healthy lifestyle, but you don’t know how to go about it. There are so many options, and knowing the types of weight loss surgeries available to you is crucial.

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Comparing 5 Non Surgical and Surgical Weight Loss Options

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Wed, Mar 08, 2017

Struggling with obesity can be extremely intimidating, and many people don’t know where to start. Starting with changes in your day to day life with diet and exercise are expected, but knowing your other options is important. Many people dealing with obesity struggle because they haven’t found a strategy that works best for them, or they don’t know all their options. Here are five healthy, safe and effective options for those looking to lose weight.  

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Why are Weight Loss Surgery Psychological Evaluations Required?

Posted by Jason Radecke on Fri, Nov 18, 2016

If you feel that you’ve tried everything to take off the weight that has been causing you not only mental stress, but also physical ailments, then your future goal may be weight loss surgery. However, there are steps in reaching that goal.

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Comparing Duodenal Switch vs Gastric Bypass vs Sleeve Gastrectomy

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Body image is important, and you want your peers to see you as attractive and fit. Nearly half of the population can be considered overweight and some of them are also morbidly obese. While there are various weight loss plans and supplements available, most do not result in permanent weight loss.

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How it Works: Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch

Posted by Jason Radecke on Tue, Jun 14, 2016

If you are extremely obese and have done all you can to try and lose weight, don’t give up, there is a still something you can do! Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch may be a great option for you. This complex weight loss surgery is suitable for people who have a BMI (body mass index of 40 or higher). It has been shown to reduce obesity along with other related illnesses including; Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, Lung Disease, High Blood Pressure, etc.,  resulting in a happier, healthier lifestyle.

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5 Advantages of Duodenal Switch Weight Loss Surgery

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Wed, Jun 08, 2016

In recent years, weight loss surgery has become an increasingly safe and effective option for overweight and obese patients who want to have healthier lives. Some bariatric surgeries can help even those who believe they’ll never achieve their weight goals to reach both these weight loss and lifestyle goals. Duodenal switch weight loss surgery is an effective procedure for patients with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 40 or greater, but it is a more aggressive procedure that is often reserved for those with a BMI of 60 or greater. Discover five major advantages of duodenal switch surgery.

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