A small subset of patients will develop protein-calorie malnutrition months to years after bariatric surgery because of anastomotic strictures or food phobias. Typically, these patients have had repeated episodes of nausea and daily vomiting and multiple hospitalizations for dehydration, renal insufficiency, and liver failure. Whereas the reflexive nature of inexperienced providers is to recommend reversal of the bariatric procedure, the first and most important step is to reverse the protein-calorie malnutrition by aggressive total parenteral nutrition, dilation of strictures, and later institution of enteral nutrition until all the physical and biochemical manifestations of malnutrition have resolved.
Losing weight with the lap band can improve your health; reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, hypertension and other serious conditions associated with obesity. The lap band is a proven, reliable surgery that has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world lead healthier, happier lives. The Lap Band is the only gastric banding device to be approved for Type 2 Diabetes remission. Clinical studies have demonstrated that patients who lost weight with the Lap Band system were over five times more likely to achieve remission of Type 2 Diabetes than those receiving conventional diabetes therapy. 1 Learn more about Lap Band weight loss surgery.
As the seventh center in the country to be designated as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery performs bariatric surgery only at hospital facilities that maintain the highest credentialing available from ASMBS and the American College of Surgeons (ACS). New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery is affiliated with Turkey Creek Medical Center, a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredited center by the American College of Surgeons. New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery is a division of Premier Surgical Associates .