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Questions to Ask Your Bariatric Surgeon

Part of finding a bariatric surgeon is asking questions. You should feel free to ask questions, and you should receive complete and clear answers. If you don’t, ask for clarification. The more you know and understand, the better you will be able to make an informed and confident decision. The questions that every patient should ask their surgeon are outlined.

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Benefits of Bariatric Surgery - American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery is known to be the most effective and long lasting treatment for morbid obesity and many related conditions, but now mounting evidence suggests it may be among the most effective treatments for metabolic diseases and conditions including type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and obstructive sleep apnea. Learn more about the benefits of Bariatric Surgery from the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

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Outcomes of Gastric Bypass Surgery in Morbidly Obese And Superobese Patients

ScienceDaily reports Superobese gastric bypass patients appear to have improvements in quality of life and obesity-related co-existing conditions, and despite losing weight remain obese after surgery.

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14 - Making the Journey Together was founded in 1998 as a peer support community to help those faced with life threatening morbid obesity. You can start your own blog, upload your photos, use the weight tracker to monitor your weight loss, interact on our message boards, find a weight loss surgeon, and much more. Registration required.

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Calculate your Body Mass Indicator (BMI)

BMI "is a number that shows body weight adjusted for height and it's important to know if your are considering gastric bypass surgery. For adults aged 20 years or older, BMI falls into one of these categories: underweight, normal, overweight, or obese." The CDC provides a BMI calculator, the BMI mathematical formula, and information about BMI as a diagnostic tool and about healthy BMI for adults, children, and teens.

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Mayo Clinic Health Weight Pyramid Tool

Type in your age, weight, height, and sex and the tool will provide you a printable pyramid plan that will include a daily calorie goal for weight loss (or maintenance) and food serving recommendations. Also provides tips on how to get started using your pyramid. Includes links to several other useful Mayo Clinic weight loss-related pages.

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