Weight Regain and the “Pouch Reset” Diet

Occasionally,  I see a gastric bypass and gastric sleeve patient who, after some time post-surgery, has started to regain weight.  Understandably she’s concerned, and often her  concern is that she can eat more than she did immediately after surgery.  This frequently leads to questions about the “pouch reset” diet. Even with gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery, the volume of food a patient can consume after surgery will increase over time.  What you tolerate at one week will not be the same as it is at one month or at one year after surgery.  It does not, however, keep increasing
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Still suffering from GERD despite being on meds? New surgical options are available

Tomato sauce, coffee and onions. If you’re wondering what these foods have in common, you probably don’t regularly suffer from heartburn or acid reflux. If you do have reflux, you instantly recognized these foods as ones that you probably can’t eat without unpleasant consequences. This is just one of the many ways acid reflux gets in the way of enjoying life. Medications can help, but when should you start to think about a more permanent solution than a lifetime of meds? The good news is that these days there are safe and effective surgical fixes for acid reflux – even
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Recovery Time after Weight Loss Surgery

“Doc, what is the recovery time after bariatric surgery?” Sounds like a simple question, but recovery time often has different meanings to different people. Some people have limited sick days at work, while others need to plan for child care issues. One thing that is the same for all of is: We all have busy lives and most people simply cannot afford to be bedridden for extended periods of time.  So let’s take a closer look at the different aspects of recovery after gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and LAP-BAND surgery. Pain After Surgery When asking about recovery time, some people
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