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Archive for April, 2012

Weight-Loss Surgery: Separating Fact from Fiction

Published on April 27, 2012

Though bariatric surgery isn’t new to the weight-loss discussion, I still find the perception of it among the public remains fraught with misconceptions and misguided information. And of course, the main- stream media can sometimes seem to help and hurt

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Eliminating Shame from the Bariatric Surgery Decision

Published on April 20, 2012

As I surgeon, I’m often fascinated and sometimes disheartened by the lack of empathy some patients receive from others (medical professionals, colleagues, family members and friends) when it comes to their decision to undergo bariatric surgery. Yes, as with any

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Failed Bariatric Surgery, A Reality for Some.

Published on April 9, 2012

With recent news of Carnie Wilson’s decision to undergo a LAP-BAND procedure following her gastric bypass surgery 12 years ago, the risks and benefits of “follow-up” bariatric surgeries are being discussed in the media with renewed interest. While I appreciate

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Proper Nutrition Matters, Even After Bariatric Surgery

Published on April 2, 2012

We hear often that bariatric surgery is a “quick fix” or an “easy way out.” Well, we’ve discussed time and again in this blog just how untrue those statements really are. Bariatric surgery patients MUST commit to hard work if

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