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Learn About EIB — The Latest in Non-Surgical Weight Loss

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Feb 26, 2020 4:14:00 PM

For years, doctors have agreed that bariatric surgery is an effective tool to help people combat obesity and lose weight. In fact, most bariatric surgeries are performed using minimally-invasive techniques, either laparoscopically or robotically, which can reduce the risk of complications and infection, and decrease recovery times.

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Topics: Weight Loss Surgery

Alternative Child Birthing Methods

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Feb 19, 2020 4:23:00 PM

If you’re looking to learn more about alternative child birthing methods, you’re not alone. While most people still deliver in a hospital, home births have been on the rise in recent years and medical providers have been adapting to the increased interest in alternative childbirth.

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Topics: Birthing Center

Skin-to-Skin: A Crucial Choice for Your Baby

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Feb 12, 2020 4:31:00 PM

How you spend the first few moments with your new baby is incredibly impactful. Studies have shown that human touch is beneficial for both mental and physical health, and it is especially beneficial for newborn babies. In fact, it’s so important for babies, that many hospitals and healthcare providers have developed protocols to encourage physical contact between newborns and their parents immediately after delivery.

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Topics: Birthing Center

Gastric Band vs. Gastric Bypass for Weight Loss

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Feb 5, 2020 5:00:00 PM

The Chicago Center for Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss at West Suburban Medical Center offers a number of different weight loss surgeries to help people living with obesity achieve success in their weight-loss goals. Two of the most popular bariatric surgeries available are gastric band and gastric bypass. Here you’ll learn more about how these procedures work and which may be the right choice for you.

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Topics: Weight Loss Surgery

8 Answers to  Common ACL Surgery Questions

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Jan 30, 2020 1:47:35 PM

The knee joint is formed where the femur, shinbone, and kneecap meet, connected by four main ligaments, including the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). ACL ruptures or tears are the most common knee injuries, usually occurring from a sudden change of direction or pivoting, making them especially common among athletes. The goal of ACL surgery is to restore normal function of the knee and to eliminate the pain from the injury.

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Topics: Orthopedics

Running Injuries: Are You ‘Powering Through’ or Losing the Race?

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Jan 24, 2020 3:10:00 PM

Running can have enormous benefits to your health, including reducing the risk of heart disease, improving mood, and strengthening your bones. Most runners can testify that, alongside the joys and benefits of this popular exercise, pain is a frequent running partner. As an athlete, your instinct may be to “power through” the pain, but this could set you back more than you realize. 

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Topics: Orthopedics

Oh Baby! How to Pick a Hospital for Your Special Delivery

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Jan 17, 2020 2:18:00 PM

It may feel like every decision just got a little more complicated—and the baby’s not even born yet. In fact, the decision on where to have your baby can seem like a complicated one in itself. So, how do you get started on finding the right place to give birth?

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Topics: Birthing Center

Expected Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Jan 3, 2020 2:34:00 PM

If you’re trying to lose a significant amount of weight and feel like the odds are stacked against you...you may be right. According to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Experts Panel, people with severe obesity may be resistant to long-term weight loss using only diet and exercise. Severe obesity is defined as having a BMI greater than 35 and at least one serious obesity-related health condition, or someone who is more than 100 pounds over their ideal body weight. For some people living with severe obesity, bariatric surgery may be an effective option.

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Topics: Weight Loss Surgery

Pros and Cons of Weight Loss Surgery

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Oct 27, 2019 8:29:03 PM

If you’ve tried countless times to lose weight and keep it off, you’re not alone. Millions of people just like you have spent years struggling with failed attempts at dieting and exercise.

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Topics: Weight Loss Surgery

How an Orthopedist Helps People with Hip Pain

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Oct 21, 2019 8:43:00 PM

If you are one of the many Americans living with chronic hip pain, you are not alone. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), one of every two Americans has a musculoskeletal disorder of some kind. These disorders can be very painful and make it difficult to get through the day.

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Topics: Orthopedics

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