Category: Weight Loss Surgery

Before Bariatric Surgery: What to Expect

If you have decided to pursue weight loss surgery, it probably took a lot of due diligence, research, and soul searching. You have most likely lived with all the effects of being overweight or obese. When you begin the weight loss journey, don’t expect overnight results. In fact, don’t expect to have a consultation and think you will be scheduled for surgery immediately. There is a lot of preparation. Before bariatric surgery: what to expect.

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How Weight Loss Surgery Can Slow Down Your Aging

We have all seen the endless before and after photos of people who have lost weight on this or that weight loss product. The one thing that is most noticeable is how much younger the person looks in the after photo. They almost look like they have turned back the clock. Now we have more proof other than our eyes. How weight loss surgery can slow down your aging.

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What to Know About Exercising After Bariatric Surgery

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.

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What Are The Different Types Of Weight Loss Surgeries?

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?

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New Weight Loss Surgery Option: Duodenal Switch

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.

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When Is It Time To Consider Bariatric Surgery?

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.

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