What Happens During Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass?

Laparoscopic gastric bypass is one of the most popular weight-loss surgeries in the world. It is sometimes called the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), and it is performed on thousands of patients each year to help them reach their health goals. In addition to weight loss, laparoscopic gastric bypass often helps patients resolve their diabetes, lower Read More »

Support Group: The Key to Successful Weight Loss

At the Chicago Institute for Advanced Bariatrics, we take your weight-loss success seriously, and it is the heart of our mission to help all our patients achieve their goals.  While we provide state-of-the-art surgical procedures drawing upon the latest in advanced bariatric techniques, we also recognize that there are important mental and emotional components to Read More »

What Calls for Revision Bariatric Surgery?

Have you had a weight-loss surgery that isn’t working as well as it once did? There are several different reasons that you may consider having your bariatric procedure surgically revised.  Depending on which procedure you initially had (gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, etc.), there are various options for a second stage surgery. Though revision weight-loss surgeries Read More »

Avoiding Micronutrient Deficiencies Post Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery promotes weight loss and improved health in many patients.  However, it is important to follow up with your surgeon and nutritionist, as patients who undergo weight loss surgery have an increased risk for micronutrient deficiencies.  In fact, some patients may even have micronutrient deficiencies prior to surgery.  Though the changes to your digestive Read More »

Protein, Carbs, and Fat: The Importance of Macronutrients for Weight Loss

While we have all heard the expression, “Calories in, calories out!” as a method for preventing weight gain, it should come as no surprise that not all calories are created equal. It is true that if you burn more calories than you consume, you will lose weight.  However, that is certainly not the entire picture Read More »