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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 […]

Mentally Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery

August 12, 2020

Many patients focus on the psychological adjustments they will have to make after surgery. After all, we are all having bariatric surgery in order to achieve goals; one of which is to improve our diet and general lifestyle over the long-term. As the typical patient understands, improving these parts of […]

The Food and Diet Industries Compete for Your Attention – And What To Do?

January 17, 2020

It isn’t just the food industry trying to catch your attention with low-fat, low-sugar or other miracle-fix promises. How many people pick up that grocery store checkout magazine with the newest fad diet on the front cover? Come to think of it, almost all our magazines, social media site and […]

When Fast Food Is OK After Bariatric Surgery

September 6, 2019

You might think that, as a weight loss surgeon and advocate for healthy eating, I’ve lost my mind saying that fast food is OK after weight loss surgery. It goes counter to everything we’ve learned since we decided to have surgery, right? Not exactly. To be sure, fast food should […]

When to Use Probiotics With Weight Loss Surgery

July 5, 2019

Everyone’s gastrointestinal tract has a natural balance of “good” and “bad” bacteria. This mixture of bacteria contributes to the system by aiding in digestion and immune support, among other things. During some weight loss surgery procedures, the digestive tract undergoes a large change, but no matter what procedure you choose, […]

Time to Bail on the Scale: Other Ways to Track Progress

March 31, 2019

If you ever search online for photos of weight loss, dieting, or body image, you might be quite shocked (or not) to see a flood of images of the scale — or worse, the scale chained to a person’s ankle. This imagery, as cartoonish and “silly” as some may think, is […]