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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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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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Gastric Banding vs. Gastric Bypass Procedures

Published on August 17, 2011

The obesity epidemic in America has led many people to turn to weight loss surgery. While diet and exercise are effective, weight loss surgery gets results faster, which may be a critical point for people who are morbidly obese and

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Weight-Loss Surgery: The MYTH of the Magic Bullet

Published on July 15, 2011

We’ve heard time and time again, especially in the main-stream media, of the perception that weight-loss surgery is seen as a “magic bullet” by those who choose it. We’re sure most people who have undergone weight-loss surgery would loudly disagree.

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Pregnancy After Weight Loss Surgery

Published on July 8, 2011

Among the most common questions we receive from women who have undergone or are planning to undergo weight-loss surgery is: Can I get pregnant after surgery? To their pleasant surprise, the answer is YES! In fact, getting pregnant after weight

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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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