Bariatric Surgery Blog Posts

It’s exactly five months today since I had my gastric bypass surgery, and my progress so far is that I’m down 33 kg (5 st 3 lbs / 73 lbs) from my weight on the day of surgery. I’m really pleased with the weight loss, and I can definitely tell…

Weight

A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (or lap band) is an inflatable device that is placed around the top of the stomach. The band presses into the stomach to form a small pouch, and helps restrict the amount of food that can be consumed. The band pressure is adjusted by injecting…

Surgery

If I need to add a bit of extra protein into my diet, I’ve found that Fulfil bar are a good and tasty choice, and they’re also Irish! Each 55 gram bar has 20 grams of protein in it, but less than 3 grams of sugar. So they’re a handy…

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When surgeons talk about the expected weight loss outcomes of bariatric surgery, they talk about the expected percentage of loss of a person’s Excess Body Weight. For instance, they will say that a typical Gastric Bypass patient can expect to lose 70% of their excess body weight after about 12-18…

Weight

If you have private health insurance in Ireland, and you meet the general requirements, then the chances are your health insurance WILL cover the cost of surgery. Requirements In order to qualify for weight loss surgery you need to demonstrate to the bariatric team that you: Have a BMI over…

Surgery

One of the things I’ve learned from reading the Facebook groups is that there’s a lot of Irish people going abroad to get bariatric surgery. The waiting list for getting weight loss surgery on the public health system is often years, and for those that don’t have private health insurance…

Surgery