Weight Management New developments in endoscopic procedures for weight loss

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 balloon is then blown up with saline, giving the patient a feeling of fullness all the time. Monthly follow-ups are …

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

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 surgery, all patients undergo a detailed readiness assessment. They see a nurse, a licensed clinical social worker and a dietitian, …

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Heart & Vascular Bariatric surgery can alleviate heart conditions

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, Lori’s formerly active lifestyle slowed, and her food choices started affecting her weight. On her petite, 5-foot frame, even a …

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Weight Management Describing bariatric options to the morbidly obese patient

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, despite the lifesaving possibilities. It’s a very personal decision. Unfortunately, most people identified as morbidly obese decide to do nothing. …

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Weight Management Nurse navigator guides patients through bariatric surgery and other weight loss solutions

Nurse navigator guides patients through bariatric surgery and other weight loss solutions

While public consciousness about healthy habits has grown, Kentucky still has higher-than-average rates of adult and child obesity, heart disease and diabetes. About 228,000 people in the U.S. got bariatric surgery in 2017, up from 158,000 in 2011, with nearly 60 percent of recipients choosing the sleeve, according to the American Society for Metabolic and …

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Weight Management Norton Weight Management helps patients through weight loss surgery and medical weight loss management

Norton Weight Management helps patients through weight loss surgery and medical weight loss management

Do you have a patient struggling with weight loss after no luck with traditional dieting and exercise?  Norton Weight Management can help him or her navigate their weight loss journey through surgery or medical weight loss management. Norton Weight Management offers the latest surgical and weight loss solutions, nutritional and behavioral counseling, personalized and group …

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