Effective counseling urged to help pregnant patients prevent excess weight gain

Recommendations issued earlier this year by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) urge health care providers to guide pregnant patients with effective counseling to help them maintain a healthy weight and prevent excess weight […]

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How long do I have to stay in the hospital after weight loss surgery?

How long will you have to stay in the hospital after weight loss surgery? The average is two to five days, but a Louisville physician is getting most patients home the day after bariatric surgery. […]

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When is weight-loss surgery right for your patient?

Weight-loss surgery requirements and guidelines differ for patients depending on whether they have a disease related to obesity, according to Jeff W. Allen, M.D., bariatric surgeon with Norton Surgical Specialists. “The thing about the outcomes […]

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Follow-up for bariatric patients who need a new provider

Norton Healthcare’s bariatric surgeons offer follow-up care to patients whose surgeons are no longer practicing, who are unhappy with their current situation or whose insurance has changed. We routinely see patients who have undergone gastric […]

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Significantly better quality of life after bariatric surgery

In addition to substantial weight loss, studies have shown patients who undergo bariatric surgery experience a long-lasting and significantly better quality of life. With or without bariatric surgery, there are a lot of social factors […]

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12-week nonsurgical weight loss program guided by a health care provider

Norton Health & Wellness Center offers an individualized, 12-week program for overweight and obese patients looking to lose weight and improve their health. Patients enrolled in the 12-week program give a comprehensive medical history, have […]

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Providing general surgery for obese patients

Because we’re accustomed to operating on obese patients, surgeons with Norton Weight Management Services are uniquely situated to perform general abdominal surgery on these patients, including gallbladder removal, repairing hiatal or abdominal wall hernias, colon […]

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FDA-approved weight loss medications

Patients who are overweight or obese potentially can benefit from a medication approved for long-term weight management. Five new drugs have been approved since 2012, giving weight management physicians a lot more tools in the […]

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New developments in endoscopic procedures for weight loss

By Jeff W. Allen, M.D. Weight loss surgery is moving toward nonsurgical interventions, particularly endoscopy. Already, Norton Healthcare bariatric surgeons are using intragastric balloon procedures. A silicone balloon is put into the stomach endoscopically. The […]

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Offering weight-loss patients trust and a plan for success without judgments

By Jennifer Kyser, R.D., CSOWM, L.D. Patients receive extensive counseling on diet and behavioral issues at Norton Weight Management Services before and after bariatric surgery to maximize their chance for a successful outcome. Prior to […]

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Bariatric surgery can alleviate heart conditions

Lori Lively’s gradual seven-year weight gain after an automobile accident raised her blood pressure, elevated her blood sugar level to diabetic range and worsened an existing heart condition. After the wreck and later, a hysterectomy, […]

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Describing bariatric options to the morbidly obese patient

Jeff W. Allen, M.D., director, bariatric surgery, Norton Weight Management Services; general, bariatric and laparoscopic surgeon, Norton Surgical Specialists Only 2% to 5% of morbidly obese patients eligible for weight loss surgery act on it, […]

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