Category: Weight Loss

Unlocking the Weight Loss Puzzle: Surgery, Medications, and the Gastric Balloon Dilemma

In the ever-evolving landscape of obesity management, patients and healthcare professionals alike are presented with an array of choices. One notable trend in recent years has been the comparison between weight loss surgery, medications, and the use of less invasive endoscopic therapy such as intragastric balloons. In this blog, we’ll delve into the effectiveness of…

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The Role of Exercise and Physical Activity in Weight Management

Black man doing stretching before running in urban background to illustrate The Role of Exercise and Physical Activity in Weight Loss

The role of exercise and physical activity in weight loss can’t be overstated. It is an absolutely critical component of maintaining a healthy weight and improving health and wellbeing — not just for a short time, but for a lifetime. Oregon Weight Loss Surgery recommends a routine of physical activity and exercise for all our…

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Low BMI Patients and Oregon Weight Loss Surgery

Young athlete woman tying running shoes in the park to illustrate article on low BMI patients.

If you’ve looked through the Oregon Weight Loss Surgery website, you’ve probably noticed the section titled “Am I A Candidate?” This is the portion of the site in which we detail eligibility for weight loss surgery, information that is important for low BMI patients. (Quick side note: We encourage you to explore the OWLS website;…

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Is A Weight Loss Balloon Right For You?

to illustrate weight loss balloon procedures and diet, a picture of green apple and measuring tape with salad on wooden table

Wondering If A Weight Loss Balloon Is Right For You? Modern medicine provides a lot of promising weight loss options for people struggling with obesity. At Oregon Weight Loss Surgery, we offer a wide range of weight loss services, including lap bands, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and weight loss balloons. We’re happy to discuss these…

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The ABCs of Orbera Intragastric Balloon: Indications and Contraindications

Female Doctor Holding Orbera Balloon

Endoscopically placed intragastric balloons are the least invasive type of weight loss procedure currently available. Orbera is a silicone balloon that is placed into the stomach through the mouth and filled with 400 to 700 mL of fluid, which expands it into a spherical shape. The balloon makes the stomach feel full and able to hold less food….

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