Category Archives: Gastric Sleeve

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 14, 2020

In late June, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) released a statement regarding metabolic and bariatric surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Surgical Association of Mobile, PA echoes their call to safely resume surgery. While the COVID-19 … Read More

Why the Gastric Bypass Is So Effective Against Type Two Diabetes

June 18, 2020

One of the great advantages but also mysteries of the gastric bypass over the past several decades has been its effectiveness in fighting type-2 or adult-onset diabetes. We know that obesity and excess weight in general increases the risk of … Read More

Surgical Association of Mobile is a 2020 Nappie Nominee!

May 29, 2020

With great excitement, we are happy to share that Surgical Association of Mobile has been nominated for Best Specialist Practice in the Lagniappe’s annual Nappie Awards! Our team is grateful for this recognition and nomination as one of the top … Read More

Gastric Sleeve Q&A with Dr. Ballard

February 3, 2020

Q: Why is the gastric sleeve so popular? About a decade and a half ago, the gastric bypass was the most popular bariatric procedure in the United States, the Lap-Band® was just being introduced and the gastric sleeve was still … Read More

What We Know About Reflux After Gastric Sleeve

December 23, 2019

When you discuss the gastric sleeve with your surgeon, one of the risks that you will undoubtedly hear of is worsened acid reflux after the procedure. Recent data has shown that approximately 35% of gastric sleeve patients may experience new … Read More