Common Myths About Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Obesity is becoming commonplace in the United States, and because of this alarming trend, you will hear many alarming falsehoods about surgical weight loss interventions.

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Stomach Sleeve Surgery: How it Works

Posted by Jason Radecke on Tue, Oct 14, 2014

If you’re considering stomach sleeve surgery, also known as gastric sleeve surgery, you should know all about this life-changing procedure and how it works. Chat with your surgeon and learn about the pre- and post-operative guidelines and adjustments, so that you can come to an informed decision when choosing the right bariatric option for you. Read on about stomach sleeve surgery to familiarize yourself with how it works, the benefits, and if you would be a good fit for this procedure.

What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

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How to Recognize Gastric Sleeve Complications

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery is a highly effective weight loss option that involves removing the outer 85 percent of the stomach. This converts the stomach into a narrow sleeve or tube that holds much less food and allows you to feel fuller from smaller portions. Compared to other bariatric surgeries, the weight loss with the gastric sleeve surgery is incredibly rapid. For many people, this surgery has been life-changing and transformative. As with any surgery, there are risks and complications that you as the patient should know about, research and consider before deciding to go through with it.

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Gastric Sleeve Success Stories

Posted by Jason Radecke on Mon, Aug 25, 2014

Here at Riverside, we believe that by hearing the success stories of some of our patients, others might take the initiative to change their own lives for the better. We are grateful for all the kind words from our patients and we just want to take the time to appreciate and commend them for their hard work and determination. After hearing their transforming journeys, we hope you’ll be inspired to take that first step. Here are some amazing gastric sleeve success stories from our patients:

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Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery: The 5 Things You Should Know

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Tue, Jul 29, 2014

The journey to weight loss can be a long winding road. Making dietary changes and maintaining an exercise regimen will produce substantial changes, but you can hit a weight-loss plateau. This is a speed bump that will make you wonder if you’ll actually reach your destination.  

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Top Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Bariatric Sleeve Surgery

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Mon, Apr 14, 2014

Getting all the answers to your bariatric sleeve surgery questions will better prepare you for surgery and the weight loss that will follow. Here are some questions to ask your doctor if you’re considering bariatric sleeve surgery:

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What is VSG Surgery for Weight Loss?

Posted by Jason Radecke on Wed, Mar 12, 2014

When it comes to losing weight there are many ways to do it, but some are more effective than others. For some people, making a few changes to their diet and activity levels is enough to produce the weight loss results they’re after. For others, reaching their weight loss goals can seem impossible.

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Cost of Gastric Sleeve Surgery - Is It Affordable?

Posted by Jason Radecke on Mon, Oct 08, 2012

How much would you pay for an extra year of healthy life? According to an article by Washington University in St. Louis, people value each “quality-adjusted life year” at $50,000. This means that any medical procedure, less than $50,000, that can give you more than one quality year of life, is worth paying for. In short: the cost for living a healthy lifestyle is worth more than the surgery.

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