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Patients: Not the Only People Who Require a Lifelong Bariatric Education

Published on June 15, 2012 by

In many of my posts, I often discuss that the most powerful tool that patients can have in their fight against obesity is education. It’s true. Clinical studies have proven that when patients are educated about the range of factors that can accompany obesity, they are more likely to make healthier choices that help them […]

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Weight-Loss Surgery: Separating Fact from Fiction

Published on April 27, 2012 by

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 the flow of accurate information on the subject, all at the same time. There have […]

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Eliminating Shame from the Bariatric Surgery Decision

Published on April 20, 2012 by

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 surgical decision, bariatric surgery has risks. But when I think about all of the procedures […]

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Telesupport Group Meeting

Published on November 27, 2010 by

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 […]

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Published on November 16, 2010 by

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 […]

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Published on May 9, 2010 by

I am pleased to announce that there are two websites available for support for our patients who have had bariatric surgery. The websites are www.lapband.com and www.realizemysuccess.com. Although we offer 10 support groups a month in a variety of four different locations, many people do not have time, or do not live close enough to […]

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Importance of follow up

Published on May 12, 2009 by

One of the most important aspects of continuing to be successful after bariatric surgery is follow up. Scheduling routine appointments with your surgeon will help make you more accountable. It is also important forour practice to see our patients on a regular basis. Our program is certified with the Surgical Review Corporation as a Center […]

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