Weight Loss Surgery
Weight Loss Surgery: Your Complete Guide
Are you thinking about having bariatric surgery? Find out more about what it means to choose weight loss surgery: the risks, the complications, the costs, and the changes you'll experience after the procedure is complete.
Is It Time to Choose the Weight Loss Surgery Option?
How do you know when it's time to consider weight loss surgery? Ask yourself these questions before you make a decision.
Different Types of Surgery For Weight Loss
Before you think about undergoing weight loss surgery, learn the risks and benefits of each procedure.
What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery
How quickly will I lose weight? How much weight will I lose? Will my life change? Will there be side effects? Find out the answers before you choose to undergo weight loss surgery.
Life After Weight Loss Surgery: Does It Really Get Better?
Are you ready for the emotional, social and lifestyle changes you'll need to make after surgery? Use this checklist to see what changes you may need to make.
5 Things Your Doctor Should Tell You Before Weight Loss Surgery
Find out how doctors prepare their patients for bariatric surgery. It might help you to decide if surgery is right for you.
Bariatric Surgery for People with Type 2 Diabetes
If you have diabetes, you might be thinking about weight loss surgery. Find out how going under the knife might affect the disease and your ability to lose weight.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bariatric Surgery
Get answers to your most common questions from the president-elect of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
How to Fix Loose Skin After Weight Loss
Many people experience loose skin after losing weight. Find out what doctors recommend to treat excess skin.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Take this checklist with you to your next doctor's appointment.
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Surgery Guide: 25 Tips for Life After WLS
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Surgery Guide: Abnormal Symptoms Following WLS
Call your weight loss surgeon immediately if you experience any of the symptoms described in this article by Jennifer Heisler, RN.
Surgery Guide: Duodenal Switch
Jennifer Heisler, RN, explains biliopancreatic diversion surgeries, commonly known as a Duodenal Switch.
Surgery Guide: Risks of WLS
About.com Guide Jennifer Heisler, RN, explains the risks of weight loss surgery.
Surgery Guide: Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
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