Bariatric Surgery FAQ Garden State Bariatrics & Wellness Center

Dr. Bilof and Dr. Yurcisin Answer Your Top Frequently Asked Questions

Through their collective experience with our guests at seminars, questions from patient’s loved ones and/or general inquiries via email, there are some top questions commonly asked by patients about bariatric surgery. Dr. Bilof and Dr. Yurcisin, in this Frequently Asked Questions video, address those top questions to provide you with basic answers to the general patient population. Of course, during an initial consultation with our surgeons and the surgical team, you will learn more about the individual surgeries, the pros and cons of each as well as have a thorough discussion about your specific concerns and long-term goals. This FAQ is not meant to replace meeting with one of our surgeons; it is designed to allow you to hear the answers to your most common questions directly from the experts.

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How does the duodenal switch work?

The duodenal switch (DS) may be the most effective bariatric treatment for improving diabetes, hyperlipidemia, high cholesterol, high triglycerides and sleep...

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Will I lose my hair?

The short answer is no, but there is a time after surgery “4-8 months” patients might see more hair coming out when washing or brushing.

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Will I have excess skin?

A very difficult question that there is really no way to answer. Some will and some will not. The best thing a patient can do is exercise to contour the body.

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Is bariatric surgery safe?

It is very safe! We reference this in the video http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa0901836 We always discuss all the risks with patients.

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