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7 Reasons Why the Pre Bariatric Surgery Liquid Diet

  Throughout my career as a bariatric surgeon I have seen hundreds of patients prior to their bariatric surgery. I have explained to them all the requirements needed in order to qualify for surgery and by far the one requirement...
  • Gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastroplasty, mini gastric bypass revision, lap band revision

Revisional Bariatric Surgery – Do You Need It?

  Revisional bariatric surgery comprise around 10 to 15 percent of the operations performed in most experienced bariatric centers of excellence.   If you had bariatric surgery and for some reason you are contemplating revisional bariatric surgery continue reading because...
  • laparoscopic hiatal hernia ocala florida

Hiatal Hernia: Do I need mine fixed?

Introduction to Hiatal Hernia:   An estimated 10% of the adult population in the United States of America have a hiatal hernia.  Most of them are asymptomatic; however an estimated 5% of patients with a hiatal hernia have symptoms that...
  • open inguinal hernia, Ocala, Gainesville, The Villages, Florida

Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair: Are You a Candidate

Inguinal hernia surgery is one of the most common general surgery procedures performed in the United States.  Every year approximately 600,000 hernias are done in this country.  Some of this repairs are done open and others laparoscopic. On this post...
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Pre Bariatric Surgery Liquid Diet – Bariatric Surgery Program

Deciding to undergo bariatric surgery is a serious decision and lifelong commitment. This lifelong commitment starts with the pre bariatric surgery liquid diet.   Studies have shown that a low-calorie, low carbs, low fat, high protein liquid diet for 2 weeks...
  • lap band, gastric band, adjustable gastric band

Lap Band Surgery – Ocala, Gainesville, Florida

A Quick History of the Lap Band Surgery The Lap Band Surgery or the Adjustable Gastric Band surgery has been done in the United States since the late 1990’s as part of clinical trials.  It was approved by the FDA in the...
  • gastric bypass surgery ocala florida

Gastric Bypass Surgery – Before and After Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery has been consider the gold standard for weight loss surgery for many years.  Gastric bypass surgery has been performed worldwide for over 30 years.  In recent years with the boom of laparoscopic surgery or minimally invasive techniques,...
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, gastric sleeve, ocala fl

Gastric Sleeve – Sleeve Gastrectomy – VSG

Surgery is the most effective long term treatment for morbid obesity and some comorbidities related to this prevalent condition.  The laparoscopic Roux en Y gastric bypass is consider the gold standard for weight loss surgery, but in recent years the Gastric...
  • acid reflux, surgery, ocala florida,

Acid Reflux – Acid Reflux Surgery – Laparoscopic

Have you suffered of Heartburn, Acid Reflux or GERD?  Have you consider Surgery to treat this symptoms? If the answer to any of this questions is yes then keep reading.  In this post I will be discussing some of the...
  • Intra gastric balloon, ReShape, ORBRERA, dual balloon, single balloon

Gastric Balloon – Intragastric Single and Dual Balloon

The Intragastric Balloon is FDA Approved. In the summer of 2015 the FDA approved the use of intra gastric balloon for weight loss in the United States.  The Gastric Balloon was approved as a weight loss alternative to diet, exercise...