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  • Duodenal Switch Bariatric Surgery: Are You a Good Candidate?

    Also known as vertical gastrectomy, the duodenal switch procedure is designed to restrict the size of the stomach and reduce the amount of calories that the stomach can absorb at any given time. Duodenal switch procedures are available in the United States and are designed primarily for patients who have a body mass index of 40 or more.

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    When discussing weight loss surgery, patients are generally concerned with their physical health and the size of their midriff. But what if losing weight also increased your mental health and boosted the power of your brain? A new study suggests it just might.

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    Losing weight can be one of the best things you do for your body, since carrying a lot of excess weight can jeopardize your health and put a strain on your body. When you lose weight the right way -- through adopting a healthy diet and exercise program -- you can significantly improve your quality of health and reduce your risk of disease. However, a common byproduct of significant weight loss is excess skin. This extra skin is not just an aesthetic issue. It can cause irritation and even infection, and it can erode your newfound confidence.

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