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NorthShore University HealthSystem is a four-hospital integrated healthcare delivery system serving Chicago and the northern suburbs. Tag us:
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is one of the common cancers found in . In most cases, it's slow-growing and can be easily managed and treated when identified at its early stages:
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If the has left your basement or neighborhood with a lot of standing water, it’s time to think about protecting your while you’re drying out:
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Edna Molina was caught by surprise when a routine physical flagged elevated liver enzymes. Elevated levels indicated she was and developed a condition known as nonalcoholic fatty . Here’s what she did to reverse it:
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NorthShore Sep 13
’s pediatric and program use NeuroPace, a device that prevents activity. The device delivers a dose of energy that cancels out abnormal electrical activity coming from the , thereby aborting the :
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NorthShore Sep 13
Fall season is starting! Dr. Eric Chehab, Affiliated Orthopaedic and Spine Institute Surgeon, shares his insights into what can expect and how to prevent and address potential issues that occur:
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NorthShore Sep 12
7 causes of blood in the urine by Norm Smith, MD, a at NorthShore: bit.ly2kxe3Sd
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NorthShore Sep 12
A13: Working with our health psychologists on lifestyle changes, our bariatric dietitians to ensure you are meeting all of your protein needs, and participating in Bariatric Support Group has shown to help people post op.
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NorthShore Sep 12
Q13: What are my options if a doesn't work?
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NorthShore Sep 12
A12: Gastric bypass, sleeve and Lap Band are covered by many insurances. The Loop DS is a newer surgery and some insurances are not covering that one as much yet.
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NorthShore Sep 12
Q12: If the gastric balloon is not covered by , is there a procedure that is?
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NorthShore Sep 12
A11: If someone is 100 pounds overweight, the average gastric patient will lose 70 - 80 pounds. Loop Duodenal Switch patients can expect 80-85% of their excess weight.
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NorthShore Sep 12
Q11: What are the best options when you have about 100 or 125 pounds to lose?
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NorthShore Sep 12
A10: That gives you a BMI of 32. At that you would not qualify for bariatric surgery. The basic qualifications for bariatric surgery include: A Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 - 40.
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NorthShore Sep 12
Q10: I'm 64 years old, 5 feet 5 inches and struggle to keep my weight under 190 pounds. Would I be a possible candidate for bariatric surgery, and if so, which surgery might be best suited? Would such a procedure be considered medical or cosmetic?
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NorthShore Sep 12
A9: The gastric balloon is a balloon that is filled with saline. This makes the patient feel full. It needs to be removed in 6 months, or it can lead to an obstruction. The Lap band is like a seatbelt that is put around the outside of the stomach.
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NorthShore Sep 12
Q9: Is a balloon the same as a and why is it removed after 6 months?
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NorthShore Sep 12
A8: eating does not disqualify you. The Endoscopic Sleeve or the Gastric Balloon are two endoscopic surgeries we provide.
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NorthShore Sep 12
Q8: Does disqualify one from surgery? Also, do you do surgeries if patient doesn’t want procedure?
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NorthShore Sep 12
A7: On average you usually lose about 70-80% of the excess weight after a bypass. If you are a rock star with following all the post op instructions, especially with increasing your exercise post op, you may lose all of your excess weight.
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NorthShore Sep 12
Q7: How much weight will I lose with surgery?
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