Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swollen veins in the lower part of the anus and rectum. When the walls of these vessels stretch, they can become irritated. Although hemorrhoids can sometimes be painful, they often get better on their own. Lifestyle changes, such asRead More
Hemorrhoid Treatment: What to Know About Hemorrhoid Surgery
Hemorrhoid surgery removes swollen blood vessels inside or around the anus and rectum. Doctors refer to these swollen vessels as hemorrhoids. There are different surgical options for hemorrhoid treatment that cause a person discomfort. Surgeries aim to restrict the blood supply or remove the hemorrhoid.Read More
Hemorrhoid Treatment: What to Know About Hemorrhoid Banding
Hemorrhoid banding, also known as rubber band ligation, is a minimally invasive outpatient hemorrhoid treatment that eliminates hemorrhoids and helps prevent them from coming back. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lower part of the anus and rectum. They can cause discomfort, anal pain, and itchingRead More
What is an Intragastric Balloon?
Intragastric balloon placement is a procedure for weight-loss that involves placing a saline-filled silicone balloon in your stomach. This helps you lose weight by limiting how much you can eat and making you feel fuller faster. The intragastric balloon procedure may be an option ifRead More
Expert Weight Loss Tips from a Licensed Dietitian
As a dietitian, while providing weight loss tips, I always explain to our patients how we all have an incredibly unique relationship with our own bodies. And like all relationships, it should include giving and receiving. However, we tend to neglect our own bodies andRead More
Bariatric Procedures for Weight Loss and the Management of Severe Obesity
INTRODUCTION Procedures for weight loss include a combination of volume-restrictive, intestinal hormone alteration, and nutrient-malabsorptive procedures that affect satiety, absorption, and insulin sensitivity in conjunction with behavior modification to achieve and sustain weight loss. A consultation with a multidisciplinary bariatric team, including a gastroenterologist, providesRead More
Symptomatic Hemorrhoid Treatment
Rubber Band Ligation — Rubber band ligation is the most commonly used technique for the treatment of symptomatic bleeding internal hemorrhoids. This hemorrhoid treatment technique is effective, inexpensive, and easy to perform and only rarely causes serious complications. Patients with grade II or III internalRead More
What is a Gastric Balloon?
A gastric balloon, also called endoscopic intragastric balloon, is a non-surgical weight-loss procedure which involves the insertion of a specialized balloon inside the stomach to occupy space and limit the food carrying capacity of the stomach. This makes you feel full sooner and limits yourRead More
Rubber Band Ligation for Hemorrhoid Treatment: What to Expect at Home
The Procedure In this particular hemorrhoid treatment procedure, a hemorrhoid is tied off at its base with rubber bands. This is performed by a gastroenterologist, or a general surgeon. You may feel pain and have a feeling of fullness in your lower belly. Or youRead More
What Is a Weight Loss Gastric Balloon?
The weight loss gastric balloon system is an innovative nonsurgical procedure used to treat appropriately selected patients with obesity who want to lose weight and achieve a healthier lifestyle. The FDA-approved procedure involves placing a temporary, soft balloon inside the patient’s stomach (endoluminal) for sixRead More
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