Why Breakfast Matters for Weight Loss, Weight Regain, and Cravings

Breakfast Matters for Weight Loss Initial weight loss after bariatric surgery begins to slow sometime around 12 – 18 months following surgery. Patients that may have slowly picked up any of their bad eating habits again may not have seen any negative effects during the first year, but this is the time that the impact ...


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Plastic Surgery Forum
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Post-Plastics Swelling and Weight Gain

Hi everyone, I am 32 years old and had my first round of plastics last Tuesday, September 3 -- an arm lift and a breast lift w/ aug. I weighed 144 that morning and yesterday I weighed in at 158. I am GOBSMACKED omg. The compression garments help a lot…


Ontario Forum
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Panniculectomy requirements

What are the requirements to qualify for a panniculectomy under ohip in Ontario Canada


Weight Loss Surgery Forums
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Post-ops: What has helped you most to maintain your weight loss?

I have gained some weight in the past few months and I am finding it hard to get motivated. It probably doesn't help that I started a new medication that is known to cause weight gain. What has helped you the most to stay at your goal weight?


Weight Loss Surgery Forums
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Is it pretty standard to have "bathroom" issues post surgery?

Is it a common occurrence to have problems having a bowel movement after surgery? Is it something that one "just gets used to"? After surgery did you have to take laxatives? For how long? Thanks for anyone for offering insight!


Weight Loss Surgery Forums
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Who or what has been your inspiration for maintaining weight loss?

Years ago, I was a waitress at a popular restaurant near Universal Studios. I had a regular customer named Jerry and he was very morbidly obese. (I wasn't too overweight at the time myself.) When I first started waiting on him, he would order several portions-appetizers, at least 2 meals,…


Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Forum (RNY)
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Looking for an inexpensive multivitamin. Can’t find my Centrum chewable anywhere

I’ve been taking Centrum chewable orange burst multivitamins for the past 8 1/2 years (since my surgery on 2/11.) I can’t find these anywhere now. (I’ve searched all of the stores, online, etc.) I emailed Centrum & they said they’re still making them, but it doesn’t make sense as to…


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

Morning all! Happy Friday! Ok, I was ahead of myself yesterday... TODAY is the last day of the month. And tomorrow starts my birthday month (see QOTD, below, haha)!!!! I didn't end up going to the wine & cheese thing last night. We mutually agreed that it wasn't worth taking…


Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Forum (RNY)
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What’s on your Saturday menu?

Morning all. hope that everyone is well! I had a long night but that’s nothing new. I’m trying coffee for the first time in months. Since I’ve been off dairy the reflux is a lot better or the omeprazole(sp?) is doing its job finally. We’ll see if I tolerate it...I…

Melody P.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Forum (RNY)
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Cialis and Viagra

Can male gastric bypass patients take Cialis / Viagra after they have the surgery?


Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Forum (VSG)
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Surgery after sleeve

Anybody have a second surgery after sleeve for weight loss which one and what were the results



Lose Weight to Dress in 1950s Vintage Dress


As a vintage enthusiast, how do I encourage myself or my friends to lose weight? Good answer - pick some vintage dresses and find ways to exercise so as to dress in vintage fashion style! The 1950s summer dresses for women had an amazing selection of dresses which included causal…


12 days out

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So I am 12 days out from my revision to the bypass and I can honestly tell you I am so sore and exhausted I followed up with my doctor today and he said to go ahead and move to the soft stage wish I tried tonight with the ricotta…


VSG with a BMI of 31-35%? Results??

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I recently had VSG to lose 60 lbs I'd gained and could not lose over the past 6 years. I just turned 50 and felt this was going to be an excellent decision. I'm on week two-my BMI going in was in the lower range and I'm not seeing a…


Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty in Ontario/Canada?

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Does anyone know of clinics in Ontario or Canada that do endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty? I realize this is not covered by OHIP. thanks!


Going back to the beginning...


Well, I'm back here again where I started back in 2012. I started out at 276 prior to my surgery and got all the way down to 179. Over the last 5 years, I have slowly again and I'm now at 225. It seems my body doesn't like anything below…


Stomach spasm


Stomach spasms throughout day and night  and when sipping fluids. Day 4 of gastric sleeve. Coming out of surgery was awful with upper stomach pain. I am having stomach spasms throughout the day/night and also when I am having fluids. Is this common. It takes me 45 minutes to drink…

VSG | Jul 17, 2020 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.


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Got a surgery date of sep 1! 


Sleeve to bypass revision help


Hello, So I am feeling very conflicted I had gastric sleeve about 15 months ago and have been doing great with it. I currently weigh 190 and have not lost much at all in the last 9 months but tolerate aml foods well and no issues except that I have…

VSG | Apr 16, 2019 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.

So hopeful...


I'm finally in orientation this coming week for RNY sugery.... This has been such an unbelievably long journey for me but I'm so thankful to be here.


Low Ferritin WITHOUT Anemia

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I had gastric bypass in 2014. Has anyone experienced or know someone who has experienced a condition called "Iron deficiency WITHOUT anemia"? It is also sometimes called HWA (Hypoferritinemia without anemia). This is a condition where ferritin is low but hemoglobin, RBC and other related blood markers are normal .…

RNY | Jan 01, 2014 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.


Dr. Gaurav Sharma

Bariatric Surgeon

Theres not enough stars to rate this excellent surgeon. I am a little over a month post opt RNY. Dr. Sharma was my surgeon from Virtua Bariatrics and I am beyond the roof proud of his outstanding work on me. He goes in complete detail with everything you need to…


Dr. Michael B. Ujiki

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Ujiki is a surgeon and researcher. He’s a very nice doctor and always smiling. He is my surgeon and overall I am pleased with my bypass and the results. Dr. Ujiki is a busy surgeon but he cares for his patients and makes sure that his team does too.…


Dr. Joseph C Moran

Bariatric Surgeon

I had a roux-en-y bypass in 2009. A year later, I was diagnosed with an ulcer at the site of the anastomosis. I threw up quite a lot over the next years, but my parents both became demented and my health care became non-essential. I had two endoscopies in 2019.…


Dr. Yijun Chen

Bariatric Surgeon

I had my gastric sleeve surgery with Dr. Chen at UCLA COMET at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on April 23, 2019. I weighed in at 262 lbs. Today, over a year later, I am nearly 100 lbs down. Recovery was as expected with some soreness and fatigue, but I…

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