Bariatric Surgery: Everything You Need to Know

Also Known as Weight-Loss Surgery By Jennifer Whitlock, RN, MSN, FN Updated on August 29, 2022  Medically reviewed by Jennifer Schwartz, MD Bariatric surgery (a.k.a. weight-loss surgery) is part of a multidisciplinary weight loss program that includes healthy eating, exercise, and treatment of conditions like type 2 diabetes or thyroid disease.1 There are several bariatric surgeries—gastric bypass, gastric banding, and others—all…

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Digestive Surgery vs. Bariatric Surgery: Understanding the Differences

Introduction In this article, we will explore the differences between digestive surgery and bariatric surgery, two distinct types of procedures that treat various gastrointestinal system conditions. While they may seem similar, these surgeries serve unique purposes and are performed for different reasons. Digestive Surgery Digestive surgery, also known as gastrointestinal surgery, encompasses a wide range…

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Massive rise in cancer related treatment in South Africa – these are the most common types among men and women

  Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, accounting for an estimated 9.6 million deaths, or one in six deaths in 2018. Cancer also kills more people worldwide than HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. And in South Africa, the country’s largest medical aid provider, Discovery, said that in 2018, its Discovery…

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