Dr. Fernando Garcia Blog

Bariatric Surgery and Hernia Repair: Patient Information

February 3, 2017 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Bariatric Surgery Hernia Repair

Bariatric surgery and hernia repair can be performed simultaneously on certain patients. Let's consider what the procedure entails.

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Can Bariatric Surgery Help Treat Fibromyalgia?

January 31, 2017 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Bariatric Surgery Fibromyalgia

Some people wonder if their fibromyalgia can be helped through bariatric surgery. Let's consider how a weight loss procedure can benefit these patients.

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Bariatric Surgery and Fat Malabsorption

January 27, 2017 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery involving controlled fat malabsorption can help obese patients lose massive amounts of weight quickly. However, it also involves risks.

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Are You a Good Candidate for LAP-BAND® System Surgery?

January 25, 2017 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Lap Band Bariatric Surgery

For appropriate candidates, the LAP-BAND® System can be an effective way to lose weight and beat obesity. Find out whether you’re a good candidate.

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The Risks of Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve Treatment

January 24, 2017 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve Bariatric Surgery

Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve surgery can help with weight loss for improved health, but the procedure is associated with some risks.

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Pre-op Instructions for Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS)

December 29, 2016 — by Fernando Garcia
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These pre-op instructions for Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) will improve the process of recovering from bariatric surgery.

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The Side Effects of Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS)

December 26, 2016 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve Side Effects

Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) has similar side effects as traditional gastric sleeve surgery, though potentially improved healing times.

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Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) Recovery

December 21, 2016 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve

Recovering from Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) surgery is similar to other weight loss procedures. Here's what bariatric patients can expect.

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Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS): Who Is a Candidate?

December 17, 2016 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastric Sleeve

Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) is a type of sleeve gastrectomy that goes through the belly button, hiding all post-surgical scarring.

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Changing Your Lifestyle Before and After LAP-BAND® Surgery

November 30, 2016 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Lap Band Gastric Banding Bariatric Surgery

Before and after LAP-BAND® surgery, your lifestyle will change in numerous ways. Let's consider what life is like after bariatric procedures.

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