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Month: July 2019

Bariatric Fashion Show

July 23, 2019

The team at Memorial Advanced Surgery was star struck watching these amazing individuals show off their accomplishments and results from hard work and determination to lifestyle change. A total of over 3,000 lbs…gone!

We think the beautiful smiles say it all, but it is obvious that confidence was running high. We are grateful to be a part of so many weight loss journeys and success stories at Memorial Advanced Surgery in Jacksonville, FL. We know each patient is a unique individual whose goals are personal and important. Helping you meet your weight loss goals and maintain your health is our passion.

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Understanding Dumping Syndrome

July 16, 2019

Sweaty, shaky, diarrhea? If you find yourself feeling this way after a meal, it could be a condition called Dumping Syndrome. After gastric bypass surgery, and occasionally with other bariatric procedures, patients may experience this unpleasant side effect. But why does Dumping Syndrome occur? And why does it affect gastric bypass patients more than others?

During a gastric bypass, the lower part of the stomach is disconnected. The pylorus, a sphincter that regulates flow of food between the stomach and the small intestine, is separated along with the larger portion of stomach. The new, small stomach pouch which accepts food is reconnected to the small bowel, without a regulating valve. This new connection is farther down the small bowel, meaning food is bypassing the first part of the intestine.

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