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Multivitamin Levels After Bariatric Surgery: Calcium

Multivitamin Levels After Bariatric Surgery: Calcium

Why is Calcium important after Bariatric Surgery? Your absorption of Calcium is compromised after a Gastric Bypass or Sleeve Gastrectomy There is no exact percentage of how much one’s uptake is compromised, but there are guidelines as to the amount of extra Calcium we should take to maintain adequate stores. This number has increased over the last couple years, with the current consensus recommending 1500 mg of Calcium per day.

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Tricare Now Covers Sleeve Gastrectomy

Tricare Now Covers Sleeve Gastrectomy

According to the recent article on the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Tricare Now Covers Sleeve Gastrectomy American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Tricare beneficiaries with severe obesity will now be covered for sleeve gastrectomy thanks to a policy change made in December 2015 by the health care program for members of the military and their families. 

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Rosie O’Donnell Talks w/ her Bariatric Surgeon on The View

Rosie O’Donnell Talks w/ her Bariatric Surgeon on The View

Information is so important when dealing with major life and health decisions. Deciding on whether or not to get bariatric surgery can be one of the most difficult life decisions. The general public’s view on weight loss surgery can be negative, but most people do not know all the facts.

Recently on The View, Rosie O’Donnell who had the vertical sleeve gastrectomy talks with her bariatric surgeon Dr. Amit Trivedi about her personal story and all the facts about getting bariatric surgery. It is really great to see celebrities go public with their personal story and more importantly share all the correct facts. 

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Better Long-Term Diabetes Outcomes w/ Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Medical Management

Better Long-Term Diabetes Outcomes w/ Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Medical Management

According to the recent article Better Long-Term Diabetes Outcomes w/ Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Medical Management in Healio, an online Endocrinology publication, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy helped adults with type 2 diabetes achieve better blood glucose control than standard care alone, according to research presented at the joint meeting of the International Congress of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society.

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All About the Abdominoplasty or “Tummy Tuck”

All About the Abdominoplasty or “Tummy Tuck”

Dr. Fowler now performs the panniculectomy and abdominoplasty for post bariatric surgery patients. Many of my patients who have been successful with bariatric surgery have inquired about body contouring procedures. This term is fairly general, and refers to operations which are commonly cosmetic in nature, that help to shape the body back to its normal physiologic form.

Most commonly, patients ask about reducing the overhang of skin in the tummy area. There are two procedures that are commonly performed for improving the shape of the abdomen: the panniculectomy and the abdominoplasty.

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