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Determining Eligibility: Who Qualifies for Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery, commonly known as sleeve gastrectomy or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, has become a highly recommended permanent weight loss solution for obese patients. It is minimally invasive, effective and a very safe procedure. It may also be covered by most PPO insurances. However, there are certain requirements one must meet in order to qualify […]

Understanding When to Take Varicose Veins Seriously

Varicose veins are enlarged twisted veins found in the legs and is a common condition that affects more than 25% of the US population. Varicose veins can be a sign of a deeper underlying condition that should be treated early, as they typically get worse. Understanding when to seek treatment for varicose veins is vital […]

Exploring Effective Treatments for Varicose Veins: Finding Relief and Restoration

Varicose Veins are characterized by enlarged, discolored, twisted like veins in the legs. They are often painful, itchy and may swell up. This vascular condition affects more than 25% of the US population. In minor cases, they may be considered a cosmetic issue; in more severe cases, it may be a deeper venous issue. There […]

The Effects of the Gastric Sleeve Surgery on Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a common gastrointestinal disorder which includes symptoms of stomach pain, diarrhea, bloating and constipation. Initial treatments may include medication and lifestyle changes. Some individuals may resort to surgical options like gastric sleeve surgery to address IBS. How does the gastric sleeve benefit IBS patients? Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as the […]

Can Gastric Sleeve Patients Take Ozempic?

Ozempic and other semiglutides have gained significant popularity since 2022. This medication is commonly prescribed for individuals with type 2 diabetes and can help with weight loss. In recent monthsthere has been an increase in patients that have undergone sleeve gastrectomy surgery that have shown interest in taking Ozempic. So, what is the impact of […]

Varicose Veins: When to Seek Treatment

Varicose veins is a common condition that affects up to 35% of people in the United States (Hager, 2024). Varicose veins are characterized by large, swollen, twisted-like veins, that appear in the legs. Varicose veins, if left untreated, tend to get worse over time and may be signs that an underlying vascular issue is present in […]

Affects of Varicose Veins on Male Fertility

Varicose veins in the legs, often characterized by enlarged, bulgy, discolored, and twisted like veins, affects over 25% of the US population. Varicose veins may typically be seen as a cosmetic or indicate deeper venous issues. Recent studies have shown that varicose veins in males may be linked to infertility. Let’s explore this topic further. […]

What is the difference between the Gastric Sleeve vs. the Gastric Bypass?

The Gastric Sleeve and the Gastric Bypass are two of the most common bariatric procedures that doctors recommend when addressing obesity. About 60% of bariatric procedures performed worldwide in 2021-2022 was the Gastric Sleeve, about 30% was the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and about 10% for all others (F. A. Kamal, 2024).  Here are the key […]

The Link Between Ozempic and Pregnancy

Ozempic is the brand name for semaglutide, a medication that falls under the category of drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists. It is commonly prescribed to individuals diagnosed with type 2 diabetes to regulate blood sugar levels. And in recent years, there has been an increase in the use of semaglutides, like Ozempic, for weight loss. […]

Can Gastric Sleeve Surgery be Reversed?

Weight loss surgery has become increasingly popular in recent years as a solution for individuals struggling with obesity. One of the most popular procedures is the gastric sleeve, which is also referred to as sleeve gastrectomy or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. This surgical procedure involves decreasing the size of the stomach, which helps in achieving substantial […]

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