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Welcome to The Bariatric Skinny, your source for comprehensive information about bariatric surgery and the provider of the Web’s premier bariatric diet and weight loss tools designed to help you meet your weight loss goals and keep the weight off permanently. Learn about the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, gastric band or Lap-Band procedure, other weight loss surgery techniques and much more. Explore the following links to see more.

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery Via a Single Incision

Procedure Done Through One Small Access Point

The Dr's program shows Tera's journey from obesity to gastric sleeve surgery.  Tera's body weight hit 233 lbs and health risks, such as diabetes, were threatening her long term health.  Concerned about obesity-related health risks and wanting to be there for her grandchildren for years to come, she decided to undergo gastric sleeve surgery. Bariatric surgeon Dr. Brian Quebbemen performed the gastric sleeve procedure using the SPIDER Surgical System developed by TransEnterix. The SPIDER System allowed Dr. Quebbemen to access Tera's abdomen through one small incision…

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Beginner Toning for Women

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