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Embarking on a journey towards better health and a transformed lifestyle through bariatric surgery is an important decision. Before undergoing this life-changing procedure, it is essential to be well-prepared for what to expect before bariatric surgery. Preoperative preparation plays a crucial role in ensuring the success of bariatric surgery and optimizing the overall outcome.  What […]

Bariatric surgery has become an increasingly popular and effective solution for individuals struggling with obesity. However, the journey towards weight loss and long-term success after surgery is not without its challenges. Support groups in bariatric surgery success play a crucial role throughout the process, offering patients a network of individuals who can provide emotional support, […]

Often, when affected by ailments, we visit our doctors. On occasion, we require medication or surgical procedures. Most of those times, our minds become overwhelmed with the “what if” related to the condition, the medications, or the procedure itself. Very rarely do we take time to think of the quality profile of the organization where […]

Is your goal this year to be healthier in 2023? For some, the New Year is a chronological opportunity to push the reset button, to get themselves back on track, or to press a little harder for those goals that were unachievable in the prior year. As Daniel H. Pink wrote in his book When: […]

The gastric bypass, or Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, is the oldest and most commonly performed bariatric surgery procedure. It consists of cutting and stapling the stomach to create a smaller pouch while also re-routing the intestines.  Gastric bypass surgery helps patients lose weight by restricting the amount of food a patient can consume and creating a malabsorptive […]

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the back-flow of acidic or non-acidic stomach contents into the esophagus. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is characterized by symptoms, with or without tissue damage, that result from repeated or prolonged exposure of the lining of the esophagus to acidic or non-acidic contents from the stomach. GERD is very common, affecting up […]

Are you looking for tips for successful weight loss? You’re in the right place! Obesity is an epidemic. Worldwide, the rate of obesity has more than tripled since 1975. In the United States, close to 70% of Americans are overweight or obese. At the current rate, all American adults will be affected by obesity by 2048. The best-proven […]

As a surgeon, husband, and father, I have a very busy schedule. So, I have developed a few weight loss tips for a busy schedule that I use to keep myself healthy.  3 Weight Loss Tips For a Busy Schedule The idea of losing weight may seem so achievable, that is until life gets in […]

The gastric bypass diet is very particular, with your bariatric care team having specific protocols for how you need to eat at various stages post-operatively. The gastric sleeve and gastric bypass diets are pretty similar in concept, so feel free to use this as a guide for either surgery. The gastric bypass diet phases consist […]

Portion control after bariatric surgery is a word that is frequently heard in the weight loss industry. Like any doctor or nutritionist will tell you, you cannot successfully lose weight without limiting the amount of food you consume during each meal. Although the right portion size is different for every individual depending on your height, […]

Weight loss surgery is an invasive procedure that requires a recovery period. However, it may not be as extensive as you think. In this blog, we will discuss what to expect from the recovery process after weight loss surgery. The recommendations we make in this article apply to all of the weight loss surgery procedures and […]

The impact of obesity on your health is substantial. Obesity is quickly becoming the most significant health epidemic in the United States. Obesity is defined as the accumulation of body fat to the point where it becomes detrimental to your health. We know that as an individual’s weight increases, so does the risk of developing […]