What is LAP-BAND Surgery?
In laparoscopic gastric banding, a belt-like device (band) is surgically placed around the upper part of the stomach. A balloon is attached around the inside of the band, which can be inflated by injecting saline … Read More
What is a Hernia?
A hernia occurs when a body organ, usually a portion of the intestines, is pushed through a tear in the tissue or muscle, most often in the abdominal wall. Hernias are common in people of all … Read More
If you think you’re doing your body a favor by drinking a diet soda rather than its sugar-loaded version, think again.
It turns out artificially sweetened soft drinks may be just as lethal as the sugar-sweetened variety. A September 2019… Read More
You have a lot on your mind when you have diabetes. How’s my blood sugar? Will this banana spike it too much? Is that ulcer on my foot serious? How’s my heart health?
That last is especially important because heart … Read More
You’ve just had gastric sleeve surgery. Now it’s time to adjust to life after. This is your complete guide to gastric sleeve recovery.