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How to Get Relief from Groin Pain Post Hernia Repair Feb 19th, 2021

When your internal organs or fatty tissue poke through a weak spot in your muscle or connective tissue, a hernia forms. Your hernia may create a noticeable lump or bulge or cause symptoms such as swelling or pain.  Hernias don’t get better over time. When your hernia causes symptoms that...

Bariatric Patient - Stephanie Feb 9th, 2021

Patient: Stephanie Interview Date: 4/30/20 Age: 50 Height: 5’2” Highest Weight: 230 lbs. BMI: 41 Current Weight: 177 lbs. — 53 pound weight loss BMI: 32.7 Goal Weight: 130 lbs. BMI: 23.7 Bariatric Surgery: Gastric Sleeve Surgery Date: November 2019 Largest Size: 18-20 Current Size: 12 or Medium top Weight...

Bariatric Patient - Petty Feb 9th, 2021

Patient: Petty Age: 45 Height: 5’4” Surgery type: gastric sleeve Surgery date: October 2018 Highest weight: 275 lbs. Current weight: 182 lbs. Goal weight: 160 lbs. Largest Size: 20 Current Size: 10 Before Surgery It started when Petty was growing up. Her weight always fluctuated due to poor eating habits...

Weight Loss Leads to Photo Fun for Felicia Feb 9th, 2021

PATIENT VERSION  Title: Weight Loss Leads to Photo Fun for Felicia Patient: Felicia Age: 51 Height: 5’6” Highest Weight: 288 lbs. BMI: 46.4 Current Weight: 177 lbs. BMI: 28.5 Goal Weight: 175 lbs. BMI: 28.2 Bariatric Surgery: Gastric Bypass Surgery Date: October 15, 2019 Largest Size: 22 or 3xL Current...

Bariatric Patient - Leonda Feb 9th, 2021

Patient: Leonda Age: 53 Height: 5’7” Highest Weight: 330 lbs. BMI: 51.6 Current Weight: 226 lbs. BMI: 35.3 Goal Weight: 175 lbs. BMI: 27.4 Bariatric Surgery: gastric sleeve Surgery Date: December 2018 Largest Size: 28-30 Current Size: 16 Weight related diseases: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep...

Ann’s Amazing Journey Feb 9th, 2021

Title: Ann’s Amazing Journey Patient: Ann Age: 49 Height: 5’5” Highest Weight: 234 lbs. BMI: 38.9 Current Weight: 201 lbs. BMI: 33.4 Goal Weight: 160 lbs. BMI: 26.6 Bariatric Surgery: gastric sleeve Surgery Date: 12/20/19 Largest Size: 18 Current Size: 14-16 Weight Related Conditions Pre-Op: Knee pain which required injections...

Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Great Option for Patients With a Lower BMI Jan 29th, 2021

Bariatric physicians, or clinicians who provide safe medical weight loss management treatments, recommend bariatric weight loss surgery to certain patients for a variety of reasons, including to lower their risk for serious health conditions like heart disease and diabetes.  You might have struggled with your weight for many years, despite...

Why Surgery Might Be Necessary to Get Relief From Acid Reflux Dec 8th, 2020

The discomfort of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is impossible to ignore. Chronic heartburn, chest pain, trouble swallowing, and tasting the bitterness of food you’ve already eaten coming back up are enough to cause you to dread eating or drinking anything.  Michael Sutker, MD, PA, with offices in Dallas and...