Bariatric weight loss surgery has long been recognized as the most effective and durable means of weight loss for individuals with excess weight of 80 lbs or more. Nearly 300,000 successful weight loss procedures are done every year in the United States, with majority performed at bariatric centers of excellence. Thanks to a robust prospectively gathered national database linking all such centers, comparative data are now available for quality improvement purposes.
Diverticula are outpouchings or sac-like protrusions that occur along the digestive tract anywhere from esophagus to colon. We are usually not born with them, but tend to acquire them as we grow older. They are common in the Western World, especially in large intestines. By age 60, half the US population will have had at least one, if not a dozen diverticula. They are less commonly seen in […]
The Paleo Diet, also known as the Caveman Diet, is one of the most popular diets in the world today. It emulates the diet of our stone age ancestors who would eat mostly foods they could hunt and gather such as fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, and eggs. Keeping in mind the Paleolithic era was prior […]
If you tend to have pain in the mid or right upper abdomen along with excessive burping and gas production that occurs particularly after a fatty meal, it could be a sign that you have a problem with your gallbladder. Gallstones are hardened deposits that are found in the gallbladder. They are formed due to […]
Pregnancy can be a wonderful journey as your body nurtures new life. People complement you on the healthy glow that radiates from within. Once your bundle of joy has been delivered, you may be looking forward to the next stages of motherhood. Unfortunately, some women may come across an unexpected bump in the road as […]