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Obesity is a type of addiction similar to alcoholism or narcoticism.

Although a very small percentage of obese individuals have eating disorders and behavioral disorder (overeating), [...] read more

The risk of dying from metabolic and bariatric surgery is higher than the risk of dying from obesity

As the body weight increases, lifetime decreases. Morbidly obese individuals are at a greater risk [...] read more

Most people treated with metabolic and bariatric surgery regain weight.

20 percent of patients may regain weight, even if just a bit (approximately 5% of [...] read more

Surgery is a cop-out. For morbidly obese patient, it is adequate to continue the diet and exercise program for losing and maintaining weight loss.

Morbidly obese individuals have difficulty in achieving long-term weight-loss by dieting and exercising. The National [...] read more

Many bariatric patient become alcohol addict after surgery

In fact, only a small percentage of bariatric patients claim that they have problems with [...] read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Which medications should I avoid after bariatric surgery?

Your surgeon or bariatric physician can provide guidance in this regard. They are medication to [...] read more

Do I need to stay away from caffeine after bariatric surgery?

It is a good idea to stay away from caffeine for the first thirty days [...] read more

How soon after surgery can I exercise?

It depends on the type of exercise. Unless otherwise stated, you should start walking while [...] read more

I have never been able to get pregnant, so will I need to avoid getting pregnant after surgery?

Since your fertility increase immediately after surgery, use a birth control method such as intra-uterine [...] read more

Is it safe to get pregnant after bariatric surgery?

You are advised to avoid getting pregnant for a period of 12-18 months after surgery. [...] read more