Understanding Reflux Post-Bariatric Surgery

June 24, 2024 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Post Weight Loss Surgery
reflux post-bariatric surgery
Experiencing reflux post-bariatric surgery is a common concern, especially after having the going sleeve gastrectomy. Reflux is a condition characterized by the back flow of stomach acids into the esophagus, often causing discomfort. Patients may report sensations resembling choking or the ascent of...

Guide to Post-Bariatric Surgery Incision Care

May 27, 2024 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Post Weight Loss Surgery
Guide to Post-Bariatric Surgery Incision Care
Caring for surgical incisions following bariatric surgery is a common concern among patients. Although weight loss surgery is typically performed using a laparoscopic approach, post-bariatric surgery incision care is still very important and critical to your comfort post-operatively. Laparoscopic su...

Donating Blood after Weight Loss Surgery

May 15, 2023 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Post Weight Loss Surgery
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If you are a healthy individual and qualify to give blood, donating blood is a great way to help sick people who need a blood transfusion. If you donated blood before having bariatric surgery, you might be wondering if you can continue to donate blood after weight loss surgery.  What to Know if You...

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

May 01, 2023 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Post Weight Loss Surgery
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the back-flow of acidic or non-acidic stomach contents into the esophagus. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is characterized by symptoms, with or without tissue damage, that result from repeated or prolonged exposure of the lining of the esophagus to acidic o...