Obesity takes its toll on the body. Before bariatric surgery most patients do very little exercise other than maybe walking, even with the best intentions. Working out is just too uncomfortable and difficult to manage. Once the surgery is completed, there will be some specific recommendations about exercise. If you are contemplating weight loss surgery, here is what to know about exercising after bariatric surgery.
Weight loss surgery can not only help you lose weight, but also improve other issues arising from obesity. As a consequence, it can extend many years to your life. If you are thinking about taking this beneficial step, you may be wondering: what are the different types of weight loss surgeries available to me?
Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch and Sleeve Gastrectomy
Dr. Cameron Askew is proud to offer Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch and Sleeve Gastrectomy.
BPD/DS-S, often called Duodenal Switch, involves both restrictive and malabsorptive techniques. It is similar to gastric bypass but with a more aggressive malabsorptive component. The proper candidate has a BMI over 50 and typically also has comorbid conditions such as type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Dr. Cameron Askew is a board-certified general surgeon highly trained in performing biliopancreatic diversion with Duodenal Switch and sleeve gastrectomy to help patients with weight loss. If you are interested in learning more about your weight loss surgery options, call (205) 874-9780 to request an appointment at our general surgery clinic in Birmingham.
When is it time to consider bariatric surgery? If you are reading this article right now you may already know the answer. If you have been thinking about taking action, your first step is to understand why it’s so important for your health, and then talk to a specialist like Dr. Askew or Dr. Sabo to find out if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
With some medical issues, it is acceptable to follow the watch and wait approach. When it comes to a hernia, you can’t be so nonchalant or procrastinate. There are too many serious risks of leaving a hernia untreated for very long.
GERD or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease is a disorder that affects many Americans. Many think of it as just heartburn, while others know it as pain at night after a big meal. When bile and acid enter your throat, you can’t ignore it. It can become quite serious and eventually necessitate surgery. So, when is it time to consider acid reflux surgery?
If you are obese and have tried weight loss through exercise and dieting have not succeeded, it could be time to consider bariatric surgery. If you are ready to make a healthy change in your life, keep reading. How does bariatric surgery work and what are its advantages?
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