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What are the early signs of colon cancer?

Colon cancer is one of those conditions you may never know you have until its symptoms are full blown. Most people just choose to ignore the risk of colon cancer because, apparently, they are too young to develop it. Well, … Continue reading

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When should you consider weight loss surgery?

Patients with a body mass index of over 35 are considered eligible for weight loss surgery. You must also have tried traditional weight loss methods before settling for bariatric surgery. If you have a high risk for an obesity-induced disease … Continue reading

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How much weight can you lose with bariatric surgery?

Bariatric or weight loss surgery is usually recommended to help individuals lose weight when diet and exercise fail to provide the results they want, or when they begin to experience health complications such as heart disease, high blood pressure, infertility, … Continue reading

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How much do you have to weigh to have weight loss surgery?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one out of every three Americans may be a good candidate for Weight loss surgery. Medically known as bariatric surgery, weight loss surgery is recommended for patients suffering from … Continue reading

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What is Colorectal Surgery In El Paso?

Colorectal surgery in El Paso is a field of medicine that focuses on repairing the damage caused by disorders in the rectum, colon, and anus. You may also require colorectal surgery when there is an obstruction or injury or ischemia or … Continue reading

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Poster Presentations at the Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeon (SAGES) Meeting Dr. Clapp presented three posters with his resident and students this past weekend in Seattle. First Presentation “An unusual presentation of Coccidioidomycosis with peritoneal involvement in an immunocompetent individual” Joe Krocker … Continue reading

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4 Weight Loss Surgery Treatments

When weight loss surgery was introduced a few decades ago, its sole purpose was to help people lose weight. Today, it does a lot more than just that. Weight loss surgery has been shown to improve symptoms of weight-related conditions … Continue reading

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3 Main Symptoms of Gastro Reflux Disease

Gastro Reflux Disease or acid reflux is a condition in which acidic content from the stomach leaks backs up into the esophagus. The liquid may cause irritation on the lining of the esophagus, over time leading to a chronic condition … Continue reading

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Abstract Acceptance For A Seattle Presentation

Presentation about what? Dr. Benjamin Clapp accepted the abstract presentation about: An unusual presentation of Coccidioidomycosis with peritoneal involvement in an immunocompetent individual. What is Coccidioidomycosis? Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection endemic to the southwestern United States, Central America, and South America.  … Continue reading

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How are Abdominal Hernias Diagnosed?

A clinical evaluation is used to diagnose abdominal hernia. Read on to learn abdominal hernia diagnosis and why you should seek treatment for abdominal hernias. Doctors often rely on a physical exam to diagnose abdominal hernias. In some case, a … Continue reading

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  • Great guy! He's really nice and answers all your questions. Very encouraging. Glad to have him as my doctor. The surgery went awesome.

  • Weight loss surgery is the best choice I’ve ever made. I highly recommend working with Dr. Clapp.

  • I was concerned when I met him because he is very young but my PCP recommended him so highly I put those concerns aside.

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