Diets High in Fiber Won’t Protect Against Diverticulosis, Study Finds

ScienceDaily (Jan. 23, 2012) — For more than 40 years, scientists and physicians have thought eating a high-fiber diet lowered a person’s risk of diverticulosis, a disease of the large intestine in which pouches develop in the colon wall. A new study of more than 2,000 people reveals the opposite…

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Number of Laparoscopic Bariatric Procedures Continued to Rise Between 2003-2008, U.S. Study Finds

ScienceDaily (Aug. 8, 2011) — According to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, there was an increase in the number of laparoscopic bariatric procedures, an increase in the number of bariatric surgeons and a decrease of inhospital mortality rates between…

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Accomplish Your Weight-loss Goals and Resolutions

Don’t let your weight loss goals and resolutions for 2012 fall by the wayside. weightChances are that to achieve your dreams and live a life you love, those goals and resolutions are crucial. Goal setting and goal achievement are easier if you follow these six steps for effective and successful…

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I had a Gastric Bypass…so now what?

You have made the commitment to a lifestyle change. You have had bariatric surgery and now find yourself with a lot more questions than answers. The big-gest question after surgery usually is: I had a Gastric Bypass…so now what? No doubt you will need to make some serious lifestyle changes…

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Gastric Bypass Surgery Associated With Improved Health Outcomes, Studies Find

ScienceDaily (Feb. 21, 2011) — Gastric bypass surgery appears to lead to better long-term results including greater weight loss, resolution of diabetes and improved quality of life compared with sleeve gastrectomy and “lap-band” surgery, according to two reports in the February issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives…

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Your Consultation Session

 Preparing for weight loss surgery involves evaluations and recommendations by several health care professionals. They may include a bariatric physician, a bariatric surgeon, a nutritionist and a psychologist. This team works together to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. Let’s assume that you have a good understanding by now of the…

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2 in every 3 South Africans are overweight

South Africans are a nation of people in denial when it comes to perceptions of how overweight, unfit and unhealthy they are. In a recent national health survey measuring the health of the nation, it was found that 74% of South Africans think their fellow citizens are overweight, while only…

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Benefits Of Bariatric Surgery May Outweigh Risks For Severely Obese Patients

Bariatric surgery can result in long-term weight loss and significant reductions in cardiacand other risk factors for some severely obese adults, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. The statement, published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, is the first by the American Heart Association…

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Welcome

Durban Bariatric Surgery provides pre and post surgical information and solutions to severely obese patients of Drs. Du Toit, Funnell and Partners. We proudly service Durban and surrounding areas of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. Our practice is situated at Suite 201 Caritas Wing L2 St Augustines Hospital, 107 J…

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