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Is a Smoothie Diet a Good Idea After Bariatric Surgery?

February 15, 2024

Smoothies are a big part of many bariatric patients’ postoperative life. This is primarily because we need so much protein that we often can’t get enough from our meals alone. Protein shakes become a great way to fill that deficit while enjoying something that tastes Good and contains essential nutrients. […]

Is a Program Like Noom Acceptable After Bariatric Surgery?

November 9, 2023

The diet industry is a juggernaut, with hundreds if not thousands of diets and new and popular diets popping up yearly. These dietary plans have a checkered success rate. However, some of these diet plans have blossomed over time. One such “diet” plan is Noom, marketed heavily as a psychology-based […]

Is Golf a Good Idea After Bariatric Surgery

October 19, 2023

Over the past several decades, golf has exploded in popularity and remains one of the most popular sports in the United States. Like other sports, golf places unique stresses on the body, and today, we will discuss whether playing golf is a good idea after bariatric surgery. This can be […]

Are Probiotics the Answer to Excess Weight?

October 5, 2023

In a world seemingly chock-full of fad diets that don’t work and may even cause health issues, we often turn to natural or holistic remedies to help us lose weight. One such hope has been probiotics. Analyzing the name tells us what they do – these foods and drinks contain […]

Your First Days Back at the Gym After Bariatric Surgery

July 20, 2023

Once you’ve had bariatric surgery, you should be proud of your incredible step toward renewed life and health. It’s often said that deciding to have surgery is one of the most challenging parts of the whole process. To some degree, that’s true – most often, the surgery is pretty smooth. […]

Why You Can’t Ignore Mental Health After Bariatric Surgery

July 6, 2023

It can be a “chicken and egg – which came first?” Question. Did the excess weight cause depression and anxiety, or did those mental health concerns cause the extra weight? The answer isn’t always straightforward for bariatric patients, so you must prioritize your mental health before and after surgery. We […]

What Will My Body Look Like After Bariatric Surgery

June 8, 2023

This is a tricky question for any bariatric surgeon to answer. Why? Everybody is different; everyone has different expectations for their bariatric procedure, and what is considered an incredible success for one person may feel like a disappointment for someone else. So, in answering this question, we must understand bariatric […]

Do We Reinforce a Sleeve or Bypass Staple Line

April 6, 2023

When you watch an online seminar and first come in for a consultation, having decided that bariatric surgery may be the right option, you will undoubtedly hear about the potential risk of a staple line leak. This can be a severe complication after a stapled bariatric surgery like the gastric […]

Can You Stretch Your Stomach Pouch After a Gastric Sleeve or Bypass

January 19, 2023

The gastric sleeve and gastric bypass comprise most of the bariatric surgeries performed in the United States and worldwide. There’s a good reason for this, as these two procedures safely and effectively address the obesity and excess weight concerns of most patients that qualify for bariatric surgery. Both procedures also […]

It’s Time for Some Me Time

December 22, 2022

We all need some “me” time, but that time becomes even more critical in the bariatric surgery world. Spending time to reflect on the opportunities and challenges we face as bariatric patients can be very calming, help us regroup, and ultimately help us take on the day. Our hectic schedules […]

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