Weight Loss Surgery Basics

Stay Successful After Your WLS

15 Tips to Stay Successful After Your WLS

December 5, 2018 · 0 comments

Everyone knows that weight loss surgery isn’t just a one day or one year journey. It is a lifelong one. Here are 15 things you can do to reach your goal for weight loss and stay successful after your WLS. 15 Tips to Stay Successful After Your WLS Eat mindfully

Best Ways To Get Back On Track

5 Ways To Get Back On Track After Bariatric Surgery

November 12, 2018 · 0 comments

Have you been overindulging? Are your “cheats” becoming more frequent or have your portions gotten bigger?  Are you eating food from your kid’s plate and not really “counting” it?  Have you been slacking on exercise?  Or are you exercising, but not seeing results?  Be honest with yourself. Even seemingly small

Candy Cane Deformity

Candy Cane Deformity in Post Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

October 15, 2018 · 0 comments

Candy Cane Deformity I was sitting in my office, the other day, when suddenly I hear a patient in our lobby coughing continuously.  I thought to myself, I bet she has the Candy Cane deformity. Sure enough, she was my next patient, a patient of my fathers’ who had an

Long Term WLS Post Ops

Update for Long-Term WLS Post-Ops: Potential Issues To Watch For

September 10, 2018 · 0 comments

As our knowledge and understanding of obesity as a disease progresses, it’s becoming more evident that the disease process is chronic and relapsing. This is one of the main reasons for medical therapy failure in the intermediate and long run. Surgery affects multiple hormonal pathways and therefore allows for more

Laparoscopic Revision

Laparoscopic Revision Surgery of Failed Bariatric Procedures

September 5, 2018 · 0 comments

Bariatric surgery has been shown to be a safe and effective long-term treatment for obesity. Over the past 25 years, there has been an increase in the number of primary bariatric operations in the United States. As a result of this trend, revisional bariatric procedures are expected to increase. The

6 Month Supervised Diet

Understanding & Completing the 6-Month Supervised Diet Before WLS

August 27, 2018 · 0 comments

Prior to weight loss surgery, your insurance company or provider may require a 6-month supervised diet. Many insurance companies will not consider a request for weight loss surgery unless a patient has previously participated in a medically supervised weight loss program. The purpose of this requirement is to show a

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Does Bariatric Surgery Change Taste Buds Post-Operatively?

August 13, 2018 · 0 comments

It’s so rewarding to be a part of an individual’s journey through weight loss surgery and to be able to share in their excitement as they improve quality of life so quickly after surgery. Through the excitement, I still like to remind my patients that bariatric surgery does not produce

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The Real Deal on Common Misconceptions About Weight Loss Surgery

August 8, 2018 · 0 comments

Weight Loss Surgery could be more accurately called "Metabolic Surgery" due to its mechanism of action. The most powerful effects of weight loss surgery are by changing and re-formatting the manner in which the body uses energy and utilizes food. (I discuss this in detail in one of my articles

Hormone Changes after Weight Loss Surgery

Managing Hormone Changes After Weight Loss Surgery

August 6, 2018 · 0 comments

Rerouting your intestinal tract is going to change some of your hormones—including reducing your hunger. Bariatric surgery, such as gastric sleeve and gastric bypass, reconfigure the anatomy of your gastrointestinal tract (stomach) which recalibrates your energy balance and fat metabolism. The most pronounced change is the reduction of the intestinal

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