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New Bariatric Guidelines Released by Major Societies

December 8, 2022

If you have spent time researching bariatric surgery, you’ll note that the basic guidelines to qualify for surgery are pretty much set in stone. You must have a BMI of 40 or a BMI of 35 or above with one or more comorbidities (diseases associated with obesity) to qualify for […]

How Bariatric Surgery Changed My Life

August 24, 2022

If I’m being totally honest, a lot of what drove my decision to have bariatric surgery was vain.  I wanted to feel attractive.  I wanted to buy clothes at any store, to wear any style.  I was fortunate enough not to really have any health problems related to my weight.  […]

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery Beyond Weight Loss

July 27, 2022

The most apparent benefit of bariatric surgery is weight loss, of course. But there are many other benefits that we can reap (some more obvious than others).  Read on to learn about the many surprising benefits bariatric surgery can offer! Assuming you follow the diet and exercise guidelines post-op, you […]

How Can a Loved One Support Me During Weight Loss Surgery?

May 16, 2022

Weight loss surgery impacts not only the life of the patient but the patient’s loved ones.  Our loved ones need to have an active role in our life changes.  Read on to learn how our loved ones can support us and how important that is to our success. Those close […]

Dealing With Excess Skin After Weight Loss Surgery

February 17, 2022

If you’ve done any research about weight loss surgery, you’ve probably come across some startling photos of people with large amounts of excess skin. If you are considering weight loss surgery, the fear of unsightly loose skin may understandably make you reluctant to pursue it. Thankfully, there are several tips and tricks […]

How Journaling Helps Bariatric Patients Be Successful

December 2, 2021

When embarking on the journey of weight loss surgery, the plethora of information can seem overwhelming. Monitoring fluid intake, exercise, food tolerance, etc. is a lot! Keeping a weight loss journal is one of the best ways to ensure that we stay on track for the long run! One of […]

Bariatric Surgery Revisions and Conversions

July 5, 2021

When a patient gains weight after their primary bariatric procedure – usually several years after surgery, if ever, we evaluate whether it is simply a lifestyle issue, where the patient is not compliant with their post-operative lifestyle, or whether the procedure needs to be converted or revised to offer better […]

The Importance of a Pre-operative Psychological Evaluation

June 21, 2021

Many patients don’t realize the importance of their psychological evaluation before bariatric surgery and, in turn, do not take advantage of the professional assistance that they can receive. In fact, many patients believe that the need for a psychological evaluation means that there may be something wrong with them. That […]

Tips to Maintaining Your Weight Loss Long Term

February 1, 2021

Losing excess weight is only part of the weight loss journey. Some people may find that keeping the weight off is even more difficult than losing it in the first place.  Once a patient loses weight, they must commit to lifestyle changes to maintain their goal weight. After substantial weight […]

Tips To Prepare You For Your Bariatric Consultation

November 4, 2020

If you’re considering bariatric surgery and you’re waiting for your preliminary consultation at our office, congratulations! You’ve made an incredible first step toward changing your life and your health. Realizing that you may not be able to do it alone and confronting your weight issues head-on are not easy and […]

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