Chicken Salad Cucumber Bites Recipe

This Chicken Salad Cucumber Bites recipe is great for anyone looking for a healthy but tasty protein-based snack that is filling for bariatric patients. ...


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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Forum (RNY)
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Taking PPIs like Omeprazole long term and Osteoporosis risk

I had roux en y bypass in 2011. At the time my doctor put me on high strength omeprazole and never took me off. Several years later I just decided to lower the strength, and it worked fine. But I’ve been on it for 9 years. Recently I was tested…


Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Forum (RNY)
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What's on your (PHOTO FRIDAY) Menu?

^^ME! Morning Gang and Happy Friday! I have a really nice day day ahead, I think! I am working this morning, then meeting up with my mom, mid-day, for a quick hello because she'll be in the area, and back to work again. Then my BFF is coming over for…


Revision Weight Loss Surgery Forum
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I am going to be extremely honest!! I need help!! I had the sleeve done almost 3 years ago. I went from 297 to 184. In the past 9 months I have gained 20+ lbs. My Gerd is absolutely out of control. I take the highest dose of Protonix and…


Weight Loss Surgery Forums
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What are you doing for support during this time?

This has been such a difficult time for me within my WLS journey. I had my surgery in another state and have never really reached out for support here where I live now. I need it now more than ever! So I am wondering, besides here and in this forum,…

RNY | Apr 15, 2019 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.

Weight Loss Surgery Forums
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Endoscopy and Colonoscopy

I am having medical issues and so I have been scheduled for an endoscopy and colonoscopy at the same time in July. I have no idea what to expect. I know the surgeon will put me under but are there any after effects of either procedure? For some reason, I…


Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Forum (VSG)
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Hospital travel bag, how much do you take? Hot items that helped a lot?

Hi everyone, I'm supporting my daughter in this process and I'm wondering what you took to the hospital in your bag and what was the most helpful item you took? Thanks!


Weight Loss Surgery Forums
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Regain woes

I had surgery in 2010 and did fairly well, but after hitting maintenance and staying there for a few years, life got the best of me and I started to see an increase in my weight. I joined obesity help a few years after I had surgery and just never…


Duodenal Switch Forum (DS)
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What To Try next

i had my BPD/Ds in 2002 well last post i had put on 10 kg now its up to 14 kgs I was 140kgs and am now 89kgs i have tried to get this off im not sure what else to do i tried keto that didnt work not even…


Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Forum (RNY)
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Do you have any meal prep tricks?

Or do you have any that tips that help you save time or is something that keeps you on track? I am finding that I tend to get bored with meal prepping and I NEED to do it because it is helpful for me. I'd love to hear of any…


Duodenal Switch Forum (DS)
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Considering Options...

I am still preop and I am looking at all of my options... What was it that drew you to DS vs VSG or RNY? Any helpful info is greatly appreciated!



experiencing a lot of emotions and


When my parents came to visit us for the first time since all of this happened (COVID/Social Distancing), several weeks ago and it hit me hard to see my mom and dad tell my young kids that they couldn't give them hugs... I vocalized that it was hard for me to…

RNY | Aug 04, 2008 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.

Incision Scare

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SOOOOO, today is May 26th. Just finished my online award ceremony for my 4th grade students, BOO HOO, I miss being at school, on campus and i miss my classroom!!! I am now 11 days post-op and I have a hole in my belly. My stitches have been removed, unfornately…

VSG | May 15, 2020 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.

12 years plus a little


Okay.....well there is a pandemic going on and I am mostly staying home and all my classes like dance and swimming have been canceled.  I have really been enjoying food more....maybe a little too much.  And my weight is up.  I think my eating would be fine if I was…


Feedback please: My Labs / My symptoms


I'm 3yrs out.  50 old male.  Was 230.  Now 130. Struggling with chronic fatigue and balance problems. Labs Copper 20 (was less than 10) / affects iron absorption.  Currently doing copper infusions to bring up levels.  Hematologist says iron and hemoglobin will recover once copper back in line. I asked…

RNY | Mar 23, 2017 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.

Applying what I already know- Sugar


Gastric bypass helped me to lose over 120lbs in less than a year, I never felt hungry, partly because i had a much smaller stomach but I was able to still able to graze and get myself up to 1500-2000 calories. If you've just had the surgery you're probably thinking…

Margaret J.

Total fail


Tried posting my blog today and it was uploaded. Oh well 

Margaret J.

Starting over is better than giving up 5/19/20


It's been 32 years that the first thought of the morning has been "I wish I could be slim". Even as a kid I'd bargain with God to make me thin. Day after day I would wake up with the same thought. Of course, at 8 years old I had…

Margaret J.

13 years - Thank you Dr. Paya


What a difference 3 years makes! 3 years ago I was stuck at 174 lbs and wondering if I had undone my WLS. I completed the 5 day pouch test, refocused on following my nutritional rules and now I am down to 152 lbs. and still losing. This year I…


First day

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Hello, I am almost five years out. I was at 145 but now I regained at 164. So, I am going back to basics. And just keeping a log.  Goals for this weekend drink water. Also, write down what I am eating.  

RNY | Jul 01, 2015 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.

7 Things You Should Know Before Getting Gastric Sleeve Surgery

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Good Morning!  I made this video for anyone who is interested in getting Gastric Sleeve Surgery done.   https://youtu.be/diblnGq8daU   Regards! Dr. Alvarez

Dr. Guillermo Alvarez


Dr. Guillermo Alvarez

Bariatric Surgeon

One of the best decisions I’ve made! Dr. Alvarez and his team were fantastic. My entire family thought I was crazy for even considering surgery, let alone traveling over 2,000 miles from home and out of the country to have it done. I was scared. But I didn’t have to…


Dr. Scott Bovard

Bariatric Surgeon

About 2 years ago I met Dr. Bovard and he changed my world with the DS procedure . Dr. Bovard is hands down One of the best doctor around. He has given me a new life and has help show me the path that will make a healthier and happier…


Dr. Scott Bovard

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Bovard is hands down One of the best doctor around. He has given me a new life and has help show me the path that will make a healthier and happier Me. He is definitely my god sent hero. I will be forever in his debt. I Recommend him…


Dr. Guillermo Alvarez

Bariatric Surgeon

There are no words to express how this was the best decision for my health I have ever made. I have dieted my whole life, including pills, obsessive working out, WW, doctor-supervised, no carbs, Whole 30, etc. If it came across my table, I was all in. Unfortunately, same applied…




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