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Weight Loss Surgery: Your Complete Guide

Everything You Need to Know About Bariatric Surgery


Updated February 15, 2014

If you are considering weight loss surgery, your best bet for a positive experience is to be fully informed before you go under the knife. Learn about the different types of bariatric surgery, risks and benefits of each procedure, and the most common side effects and changes that patients undergo after surgery.

Is It Time to Choose the Weight Loss Surgery Option?

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How do you know when it's time to start considering bariatric surgery? Answer these questions to find out if weight loss surgery might be right for you.

5 Things Your Doctor Should Tell You Before Weight Loss Surgery

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Dr. Ninh Nguyen M.D., president-elect of of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, has counseled hundreds of patients through bariatric surgery. Find out how he prepares his patients for weight loss surgery and life after the procedure.

Different Types of Surgery For Weight Loss

Each bariatric procedure is different and each has its own risks and benefits. Get an overview of the most common surgeries to find out which one is most likely to work for you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bariatric Surgery

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Get answers to the questions that most people ask about bariatric surgery from a noted surgeon. Dr. Ninh Nguyen M.D., president-elect of of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, gives answers and advice.

Life After Weight Loss Surgery: Does It Really Get Better?

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Sometimes patients are surprised that their life after weight loss surgery isn't what they expected. Hear from patients and surgeons about the way life may and may not change for you after bariatric surgery.

What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery

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Will your life get better? How much weight will you lose? Will you experience side effects? Get the answers to these questions and more about life after weight loss surgery.

How to Fix Loose Skin After Weight Loss

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One of the most common hurdles that surgery patients have to overcome is excess skin from weight loss. Find out what a noted bariatric surgeon has to say about getting rid of loose skin including both surgical and non-surgical fixes.

Bariatric Surgery for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Bariatric surgery has been shown to have a positive effect on type 2 diabetes. Many patients who undergo weight loss surgery achieve remission or relief from symptoms. Learn more about what you can expect if you have type 2 diabetes.

Insurance and Paying for Gastric Bypass Surgery

Sometimes insurance covers weight loss surgery, but many providers require that you have met a number of requirements before your surgery is approved. Learn about all of the different options and ways to pay for your procedure.

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