Weight-loss surgery has always been a topic of conversation and intrigue. After New Jersey Governor Chris Christie underwent Lap-Band surgery (in which a silicone band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to shrink it) in 2013, the media went crazy, questioning how much weight he’d lost, why he didn’t look even thinner, and whether or not he had failed in his efforts to slim down.
Although many weight-loss patients are open about their experiences, there are still some questions that are simply insensitive or inappropriate to ask, whether or not you realize it. Brian Smith, MD, a bariatric surgeon at University of California Irvine, weighs in on some of the most common (and offensive) remarks, and why you should keep your mouth closed.
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Cape Town – In a first for South Africa, live, interactive gastric surgery has been performed at a workshop on Thursday. The operation was screened to an adjacent boardroom filled with medical staff who discussed the procedure as it happened. Source:
CAPE TOWN – In a first for South Africa, live, interactive gastric surgery has been performed at a workshop in Cape Town today.
The higher the BMI, the more succcessful the resolution of the condition is going to be
The operation was screened to an adjacent boardroom filled with medical staff, who discussed the procedure as it happened.
Organisers want the perception that gastric bypasses are purely cosmetic to change. They say more needs to be invested in obesity research and surgery.
The statistics are shocking… 28% of South African women a...