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Tag Archives: Weight Loss Surgery

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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It takes more than a Band Adjustment to be a Success

Published on March 17, 2011

Bariatric Surgery is a very effective tool to use to help alleviate morbid obesity. Our physcians perform gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric band.These are all very good operations. However, the operation is merely a tool to be used

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Celebrities and Bariatric Surgery

Published on February 16, 2011

When someone is obese or morbidly obese, that person may face a number of major health issues, including increased chances for heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and other cardiovascular issues. Weight loss surgery options have increased in popularity, helping many people

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Bariatric Surgery- The Easy Way Out?

Published on February 4, 2011

One of the biggest myths about bariatric surgery within the general public, is that it is “the easy way out” Nothing could be further than the truth! Bariatric surgery requires hard work. You will need to make big changes in

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When Choosing a Bariatric Surgery Program: Go With Your Gut

Published on January 16, 2011

If you’ve researched (or are in the process of researching) more than one program or surgeon who performs bariatric surgery, you know that a Center of Excellence designation is vitally important to the care you receive and the outcome you

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Human Interest Story

Published on January 8, 2011

The hospitals we work with, Orange Coast Memorial and Fountain Valley Regional are always looking for interesting stories for their news letters and other media projects. I am aware of many of our patient’s circumstances, but obviously can’t know about

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Gift of Health

Published on December 23, 2010

At this time of year, many people struggle to find the right gift for friends and loved ones. I had a thought! Why not give them the gift of health? Encourage them, or yourself to look into surgical weight loss

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Diabetes and Obesity

Published on December 10, 2010

“Because diabetes follows a progressive course, often starting with obesity, and then moving on to prediabetes, there are multiple opportunities to intervene early and prevent this devastating disease before it is too late” Deneen Vojta M.D.of United Health Care. Being

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FDA Advisory Committee’s New Recommendation

Published on December 9, 2010

The advisory committee for the FDA met last week to discuss changing the recommendation for patients desiring adjustable banding ( lap band) Currently the criteria requires that patients have a BMI of 40, or BMI of 35 with a serious

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How to Enhance Prolonged Satiety

Published on November 24, 2010

The following tips came from Allergan who makes the lap band about enhancing satiety. 1. Eat a diet low in simple sugars and fats 2. Eat foods with fiber 3. Eat foods high in protein 4. Avoid drinks that contain

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