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Weight Loss Surgery Without General Anesthesia

October 30, 2018 - by Soma Weight Loss - in Bariatric Surgery

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If you’re considering weight-loss surgery, you probably have questions about what type of anesthesia your surgeon will recommend. The American Society of Anesthesiologists describes four types of anesthesia: general, IV monitored with sedation, regional and local. General anesthesia is used for major procedures, where the patient is rendered unconscious and most body functions slow, which

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Can Weight Loss Surgery Help with Hypothyroidism?

October 16, 2018 - by Soma Weight Loss - in Bariatric Surgery

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Hypothyroidism, also called underactive thyroid, controls metabolism, which is how the body uses energy from food. When thyroid function is compromised, it can affect: Body temperature Heartbeat How efficiently you burn calories Hypothyroidism can make you feel sluggish, and if your body isn’t using food efficiently, it can lead to weight gain and obesity. The

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What To Expect at Your First Appointment With Your Bariatric Surgeon

September 18, 2018 - by Soma Weight Loss - in Bariatric Surgery

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As you’re getting ready for your first appointment with your bariatric surgeon, your goal is probably to make the visit as productive as possible. This article will guide you through what to expect during your initial consultation, including suggestions on how to prepare for the appointment, what to bring with you and questions that you

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Minimally Invasive vs. Non-Invasive Bariatric Surgery: Which Type of Weight Loss Surgery is Least Invasive?

September 11, 2018 - by Soma Weight Loss - in Compare

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Minimally invasive procedures limit the size of any incisions, which lessens healing time. Non-invasive procedures don’t require incisions or skin-puncturing, or the removal of tissue. However, both categories are still surgery, which means there can be soreness, swelling and a needed recovery period. But which type of weight loss surgery is the least invasive? Minimally

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Weight Loss Surgery Timeline: From First Consult to Bariatric Surgery

August 01, 2018 - by Soma Weight Loss - in Weight Loss Surgery

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According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, 228,000 bariatric procedures were performed last year. The majority of them were sleeve (59.39 percent) and gastric bypass (17.80 percent) procedures, but more and more people are committing to weight loss surgery every year. If you’ve decided to have weight loss surgery, then finding out

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