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Archive for November, 2010

Telesupport Group Meeting

Bariatric Support Centers International offers a free tele- support group twice a month. This support group is held on the first Monday and third Thursday of each month. It is held at 5:00 pm on Mondays and 11:00 am on Thursdays. (pacific time) For those of you who find it difficult to get to one […]

How to Enhance Prolonged Satiety

The following tips came from Allergan who makes the lap band about enhancing satiety. 1. Eat a diet low in simple sugars and fats 2. Eat foods with fiber 3. Eat foods high in protein 4. Avoid drinks that contain calories 5. Eat fruit rather than drinking fruit juice 6. Avoid grazing!

History of Surgical Associates

Surgical Associates is the name of our group of bariatric surgeons in Fountain Valley California. Our surgeons have collectively performed more than 8000 bariatric surgeries since 1999. The amount of experience a bariatric surgeon has is directly related to the complication rate and success rate of the patients. Our group has been recognized by the […]


Thanksgiving is one of the most challenging holidays for people who are trying to lose weight and post surgery patients. Remember, the true meaning of Thanksgiving is recognizing all we have to be grateful for, family, friends and home. There are ways to make Thanksgiving dinners that do not sabatage your weight loss goals.Try Cooking […]

History of Bariatric Surgery

Many people think that bariatric surgery is a new concept because of the recent increase of media coverage about it. However, bariatric surgery was first performed in 1954. The first bariatric surgeries were the intestinal bypass. The intestinal bypass literally bypassed the middle section of the small intestines. It was successful for weight loss, but […]

American Diabetes Month: Get Tested!

November is American Diabetes Month, a time to communicate the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of diabetes prevention and control. For the past 20 years, diabetes rates have been increasing rapidly and it is quickly becoming Americas new health epidemic. It is listed as the 7th leading cause of death in the US and […]

What is Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome is the name of a group of health problems that occur together. These problems can lead to big health concerns like heart attack, stoke or diabetes. Your doctor may diagnose you with Metabolic Syndrome if you have at least 3 of the following risk factors. Large waistline- 35+ for women and 40+ for […]

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