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Bariatric Surgery

HEALTHY WEIGHT: Bariatric surgery can help with diabetes

HEALTHY WEIGHT: Bariatric surgery can help with diabetes

Dear Dr. Baskett: I have heard that bariatric surgery can cure diabetes. Is that true?

September 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
HEALTHY WEIGHT: Weight-loss surgery is not a panacea

HEALTHY WEIGHT: Weight-loss surgery is not a panacea

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I am going to have bariatric surgery. What can I do to make sure that I will be successful after my surgery?

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Bariatric surgery patients need to supplement with essential fatty acids

Bariatric surgery patients need to supplement with essential fatty acids

Q: Dear Dr. Baskett: I have had bariatric surgery and now have to take essential fatty acids. Why is that?

March 04, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…
Weigh pros, cons of bariatric surgery, losing weight

Weigh pros, cons of bariatric surgery, losing weight

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I am thinking about working on some weight loss and even considering bariatric surgery, but I’m just not sure. How can I decide?

January 28, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…
Healthy Weight: Bariatric surgery patients need to monitor thiamine levels

Healthy Weight: Bariatric surgery patients need to monitor thiamine levels

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have had bariatric surgery and my thiamine is low; what will happen if I don’t take my vitamins?

December 03, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Healthy Weight: Some patients cured of diabetes after bariatric surgery

Healthy Weight: Some patients cured of diabetes after bariatric surgery

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have heard that bariatric surgery can cure diabetes; is that true?

October 15, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Eat slowly after having bariatric surgery

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I am going to have bariatric surgery and have been told that I will have to chew my food slowly. Why is that?

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St. Vincent Healthcare recognized for hip, knee replacement

St. Vincent Healthcare has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement from Blue Cross Blue Shield for demonstrating better overall quality of care and patient results in knee and hip replacement.

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St. Vincent Healthcare provides appropriate-size equipment to accommodate obese

St. Vincent Healthcare's goal is to provide appropriate-sized equipment in all patient-care areas of the hospital. A big fear of many bariatric surgery patients is that they will show up at the hospital and won't fit into anything, especially gowns and chairs.

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Bariatric surgery popular weight-loss option among obese

Bariatric surgery popular weight-loss option among obese

A month premature, Carol Martenson arrived in this world weighing less than 5 pounds, fighting for her life.

March 16, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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Surgery status always patient’s call

Dear Dr. Baskett: I am planning on having bariatric surgery. Should I tell my family and friends?

August 11, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Healthy weight: Head may need time to catch up after bariatric surgery

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have been thinking about having gastric bypass surgery, but I am worried about how I will change. What typically happens to people after they lose all of that weight?

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