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Archive for April, 2011

Importance of Protein

Published on April 29, 2011

Protein is an essential nutrient of the body. Eating enough protein is especially important after bariatric surgery to help preserve lean muscle mass and promote healing. It also increases satiety, which helps patients feel full longer and makes them less

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Lap Band Slippage

Published on April 19, 2011

We have recently seen some patients with lap band slippage that needed to have their lapband removed or repositioned. Several of the patients had experienced a bad flu or other episode of severe vomiting a few weeks before the band

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Bariatric Advantage Vitamins

Published on April 11, 2011

Many of you have purchased the 90 day starter kits of the Bariatric Advantage vitamins. We have now set up an arrangement with BA that allows you to order your vitamins directly from them and have them delivered to your

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6 Month Medically Supervised Diet

Published on April 7, 2011

Many insurance companies are now requiring patients to show proof of participating in a medically supervised diet, before they will authorize surgical weight loss. The amount of time varies with different insurance companies. This frustrates and stalls many patients. If

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