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Tag Archives: Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Cuts Blood Sugar More Than Meds

Published on May 8, 2012

Most men and women suffering from obesity know how it feels to be judged by their physical appearance. The self-hating commentary coming from within many obese men and women is often repeated by the outside world.Almost every person today knows

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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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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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Health Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

Published on March 14, 2012

Sadly, it is quite difficult to stop gaining weight. Weight gain often starts slowly and may not be noticed at first, but eventually the pounds start accumulating. Chances are youve tried diet after diet that just didnt provide lasting results.

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The #1 Way to Maximize your Bariatric Surgery Success

Published on March 9, 2012

We read often about the health and weight-loss benefits of eating less and moving more. As a general rule, that statement can be effective. I also know that for most people who are 100 pounds or more overweight, “eat less

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Why Patient Success Stories Matter Most

Published on February 29, 2012

I am a very involved physician when it comes to my website and other online efforts. There are several reasons for this but the most important are: a) I want to make sure everything we transmit to the public is

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The Allure of the “Fad Diet”

Published on February 22, 2012

It’s that time of year again. The time when many New Year’s Resolution makers who chose weight loss as their goal, begin to abort the mission. For some, it’s because they tried to do too much, too quickly. For others,

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And the “BAND” Plays On

Published on February 15, 2012

There has been quite a bit of news recently related to a Los Angeles-area LAP-BAND program and associated deaths suffered by patients as a result of what some are calling the program’s aggressive and deceptive advertising agenda. Though I certainly

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Even After Bariatric Surgery, Sitting Still is NOT an Option

Published on January 29, 2012

Have you hit that late-January New Year’s Resolution slump? This is the time of year when the holidays are completely behind us and that laser-like health focus many have had since January 1st, begins to wane. It’s natural and it’s

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The Single Biggest Factor Determining YOUR Weight-Loss Surgery Success

Published on November 16, 2011

Before I tell you what it is, let me tell you what it isn’t. It isn’t how much weight you lose after bariatric surgery. The single biggest factor in determining your weight-loss surgery success is your commitment to a healthy

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