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Is Gastric Balloon Covered by Insurance?

Oregon Weight Loss Surgery (OWLS) offers a variety of procedures for those seeking relief from obesity and weight-related problems — from gastric banding and bypass to gastric sleeves and weight-loss balloons. Each of these procedures has their relative benefits and risks, pros and cons. The friendly and expert staff at OWLS can help answer any…

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Gastric sleeve and health insurance: How to get approved

There are several options for weight loss surgery. One newer procedure that’s growing in popularity is the sleeve gastrectomy (or gastric sleeve). In a gastric sleeve procedure, the majority of the stomach is removed. The procedure, technically simpler than a gastric bypass, does not involve rearranging the gastrointestinal anatomy, but it does require surgical staplers. The procedure…

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How Much Does Gastric Bypass Cost?

Let’s say you’ve decided you’re a candidate for weight-loss surgery. You’ve considered the pros and cons; you’re familiar with the benefits and risks associated with weight-loss surgical procedures; you know what obesity is, and you’ve examined the various weight-loss surgery options available to you. You’ve even become a bit of an expert on the different…

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How Do Surgeons Adjust Gastric Band After Surgery?

A surgeon may need to adjust a gastric band after adjustable gastric band surgery, periodically or only once, depending on the patient’s symptoms and weight loss progress post-surgery. After laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery (Lap Band surgery), a medical professional will normally adjust the gastric band at 5 weeks following the operation. Having a gastric…

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Groundbreaking New Type 2 Diabetes Research Links Remission to Weight Loss Surgery

A new clinical study reports that for diabetic patients, weight loss surgery can help improve blood sugar levels more than any lifestyle changes or pharmaceutical intervention. Weight loss surgery may even help with long-term remission. The study appeared in Diabetes Care, a journal of the American Diabetes Association, endorsed by 45 professional societies around the…

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