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.More
Dr. Steven Fowler has been the first and only program in the state of Hawaii to provide the Gastric Balloon. The first case was on March 25, 2016.
This new tool for weight loss is a temporary implanted gastric balloon. The Balloon is placed in the stomach via an endoscope procedure which takes approximately 15 minutes to perform. The Gastric Balloon is left in place for 6 months, then removed by a second endoscopic procedure. This is a temporary device that does not require surgery only mild sedation.More
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.More
As of October 5, 2015, Dr. Steven Fowler has received a special designation as a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).More
The American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association have recently released a revised joint scientific statement outlining best practices to reduce cardiovascular risk in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), published in both Diabetes Care and Circulation. The statement acknowledges that bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for attaining significant and durable weight loss in severely obese patients,” and that bariatric/metabolic surgery is increasingly accepted as resulting in remission from T2DM.More