Bariatric Surgery may help overcome the challenges of Knee Surgery in Patients with Obesity

Knee Surgery

Knee surgery is a crucial intervention for patients suffering from severe knee problems, including arthritis and injury-induced damage. However, for super-obese patients, traditional knee surgery presents unique challenges that can complicate both the procedure and the recovery process. This blog explores the obstacles associated with performing knee surgery on patients living with obesity and discusses […]

Introducing the SADI-S Bariatric Surgery Procedure to Ireland: Blackrock WeightCare

SADI-S Bariatric Surgery Procedure

Blackrock WeightCare, a leader in innovative bariatric surgery solutions, is excited to announce the launch of the SADI-S procedure in Ireland. This significant advancement in bariatric surgery is led by Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Mr. William Robb M.D., F.R.C.S.I., who brings this cutting-edge technique to Irish patients for the first time. The SADI-S (Sleeve Gastrectomy […]

Bariatric Surgery – Benefits Beyond Weight Loss

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery may often be seen as the final step for those seeking to lose weight but it is also transformative for so many grappling with the chronic disease of obesity. Its well-known capacity for inducing very significant weight loss is just the tip of the iceberg. The benefits of bariatric surgery cause a cascade […]

How Gastric Bypass Surgery Can Lead to Long-Term Remission of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

In managing and potentially reversing type 2 diabetes, gastric bypass surgery has emerged as a procedure that both treats obesity and also has a profound impact on diabetes remission. This blog delves into the mechanisms behind gastric bypass surgery and its role in fostering long-term diabetes remission, providing insight into why it has become a […]

Bariatric Surgery: A Promising Solution for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a prevalent and serious sleep disorder characterised by repeated interruptions in breathing during sleep. These interruptions, known as apnoeas, significantly impact the quality of sleep and overall health, leading to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes. In the quest for effective treatment solutions, especially for patients with obesity, […]

The Link between Bariatric Surgery and Improvement in Sleep Apnoea Symptoms

sleep apnoea

Sleep apnoea is a common sleep disorder characterised by pauses in breathing or shallow breathing during sleep. These interruptions can occur multiple times throughout the night, leading to fragmented sleep and poor oxygenation of the body. Left untreated, sleep apnoea can significantly impact one’s quality of life and increase the risk of serious health conditions […]

How To Manage Dumping Syndrome After Bariatric Surgery

How To Manage Dumping Syndrome after Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a life-changing procedure. It offers the promise of substantial weight loss and improved health. However, it comes with its own set of challenges. One common postoperative issue is dumping syndrome, a condition that can be uncomfortable and even debilitating if not properly managed. In this article, we’ll explore what dumping syndrome is […]

Diet After Bariatric Surgery: Prioritise your Protein

Prioritise your protein

After bariatric surgery, you will find that the dietitians at Blackrock Weight Care will frequently ask about your protein intake. ‘Prioritise your protein’ is a turn of phrase we like to use. But why is protein so important after bariatric surgery? Importance of Protein Protein has many different roles to play within the body. It […]