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History of Bariatric Surgery

Published on November 12, 2010

Many people think that bariatric surgery is a new concept because of the recent increase of media coverage about it. However, bariatric surgery was first performed in 1954. The first bariatric surgeries were the intestinal bypass. The intestinal bypass literally

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One bite every 10 minutes!

Published on September 2, 2010

Lately there have been some questions posed to me by patients and Diane LeMont, our program psychologist, about Dr LePort’s recommendation that patients who have had bariatric surgery try to eat their meals very slowly, over at least 30 to

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Life Style Changes

Published on July 29, 2010

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you always got” Anonymous This adage basically sums up the truth about weight management after weight loss surgery. If you return to your old lifestyle, the excess weight you have

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To Adjust or not adjust

Published on July 9, 2010

Lap band surgery has become more and more popular among the patient population desiring surgical weight loss. The band is does not require re-routing of the intestines, which appeals to many people. Unfortunately patients who have lap band surgery will

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Making the decision for surgery

Published on July 7, 2010

Making the decision to pursue weight loss surgery is often very difficult. Many patients are afraid of the risks, or think they should be able to lose weight on their own. Once they make the decision to go forward with

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The 5 G’s of Inappropriate Eating- Or Goal Thrwarting Eating for Surgical Weight Loss Patients

Published on May 27, 2010

The 5 G’s of inappropriate eating is good advice for anyone trying to lose or maintain weight loss. These tips are especially important for surgical weight loss patients, as these bad habits can sabatoge weight loss and sometimes even cause

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Frequently asked questions

Published on May 18, 2010

One of the most frequently asked questions by patients is ” Will my insurance cover bariatric surgery?” The good news, is that most insurance carriers do have a surgical weight loss benefit in the policy. It is sometimes frustrating to

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Flip Side

Published on May 12, 2010

I think one of the most rewarding aspects about our practice is the ability to see the results. I can’t tell you how many times i have heard from patients how happy they are that they no longer need their

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Deciding which bariatric surgery is right for you

Published on April 22, 2010

Many factors come under consideration when a patient decides to undergo bariatric surgery. Once the patient makes the decision to undergo a procedure, the next question for many is, Which procedure is right for me? I found the following information

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Aetna Now Covers Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Published on April 20, 2010

Aetna has just sent out an announcement stating that they have changed their position on the sleeve gastrectomy and will now cover the procedure. This is good news, as once some of the major insurance companies start covering the procedure,

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