Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a weight loss procedure, albeit a newer form as compared to other common bariatric procedures such as Gastric band and Gastric bypass. The principle, however, is the same as in other common bariatric surgical procedures. The aim of the surgery is reducing the size of the stomach, thereby restricting the person’s…

Antireflux Surgery is a procedure designed for the treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Diseases (GERD), commonly called acid reflux or heartburn. The procedure can be either laparoscopic or open, depending on the skill set of the surgeon. Most people usually go for the laparoscopic procedure because it is less painful, has a shorter recovery period, leaves…

The word hernia means ‘something coming through’. The condition is characterized by a swelling in the body, which develops when an organ or tissue pushes against a weak tissue or opening in the muscle. Hernias, over time, tend to worsen and require immediate intervention. Because this is a mechanical condition, surgery is the only treatment…

Watching your calories in an effort to lose weight doesn’t mean that you need to cut all of the flavor from your diet. With a little creativity and knowledge about ingredient substitutions, you can satisfy all of those cravings while still maintaining your daily caloric goals. Here are four low-calorie cheats for when you need…

Trying to lose weight by following a diet and exercise routine but not getting any results can be frustrating. While in such cases, one can always go for weight loss surgeries, invasive bariatric are surgery and irreversible. An alternative to traditional bariatric procedures for patients looking to avoid surgery or for those who are too…

The Dallas-Fort Worth area in TX is known for having some of the most sumptuous food in the US, including chili cook-offs and the Tex-Mex-style feasts. Most of the food here has also been known to be notorious for contributing to obesity. That explains the ever-increasing number of people looking for gastric bypass in Fort…

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