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Eat This Not That After Bariatric Surgery

Eat This Not That After Bariatric Surgery

Though bariatric surgery provides an excellent pathway to help you achieve weight loss, it involves another component — your diet. Take a moment to learn what you should and shouldn’t eat or drink after your procedure.
May 2nd, 2024
Does Gastric Bypass Really Work?

Does Gastric Bypass Really Work?

Are you a candidate for gastric bypass? If so, you might question its effectiveness. Does it really work? You’ll find your answer here.
Mar 2nd, 2024
5 Ways to Maintain Your Weight Loss Surgery Results

5 Ways to Maintain Your Weight Loss Surgery Results

Reaching your weight loss goal can be thrilling, but maintaining your results is challenging, even after weight loss surgery. We have some strategies to help you stay at your new weight so you can continue to thrive.
Nov 16th, 2023
What to Expect from Your Sleeve Retightening Procedure

What to Expect from Your Sleeve Retightening Procedure

If you’ve had a sleeve gastrectomy but don’t seem to be losing weight anymore, it may be time to consider a sleeve retightening procedure. Let’s look at why it might be necessary and what you can expect if the surgery is the right fit for you.
Oct 11th, 2023
Why Is Weight Loss More Difficult After 40?

Why Is Weight Loss More Difficult After 40?

Losing weight can be complicated at any age, but there are factors that make it more difficult as you age. Here’s what you need to know about weight loss and why it may feel harder to shed weight after age 40.
Sep 1st, 2023
Pros and Cons of Lap-Band Surgery

Pros and Cons of Lap-Band Surgery

Lap-Band® surgery is one of the many tools available to help you lose a significant amount of weight, but as with any surgery, there are pros and cons to consider when deciding if it’s the right weight loss option for you.
Aug 1st, 2023
Help! I'm Beginning to Regain Weight

Help! I'm Beginning to Regain Weight

Regaining some weight after bariatric surgery isn’t unusual, and about a quarter of patients struggle with considerable weight regain. But we can help. Here’s what you need to know about weight regain after bariatric surgery, and what you can do.
Jul 12th, 2023
5 Serious Problems that Obesity Can Cause

5 Serious Problems that Obesity Can Cause

If you want to be as healthy as possible, losing weight could help. Shedding pounds with lifestyle changes, medication, or surgery could reduce your risk of many medical problems, including these five.
May 1st, 2023
The Role of Insulin in Weight Gain

The Role of Insulin in Weight Gain

Insulin helps your body use the energy in food. But if you take insulin for diabetes or have insulin resistance, it can contribute to weight gain. Find out more about this hormone’s impact on your weight.
Mar 7th, 2023
Here's How to Prepare for Your Lap-Band Surgery

Here's How to Prepare for Your Lap-Band Surgery

When you schedule Lap-Band® surgery at our practice, we make sure you are 100% prepared beforehand. Learn about some of the steps you’ll need take before you have your surgical procedure.
Feb 10th, 2023
How To Choose the Right Weight Loss Surgery for You

How To Choose the Right Weight Loss Surgery for You

If you’re a candidate for weight loss surgery, you have a range of surgical options. Here are four steps you can take to determine which procedure will best help you reach your weight loss goals.
Nov 1st, 2022
When Should I Consider a Medical Weight Loss Program?

When Should I Consider a Medical Weight Loss Program?

If you are weighed down by weight-related health concerns, and you’re frustrated by your inability to successfully lose weight and keep it off, you may be a good candidate for medical weight loss treatment.
Oct 6th, 2022
How to Maintain a Healthy Diet After Lap-Band® Surgery

How to Maintain a Healthy Diet After Lap-Band® Surgery

Making smart eating and drinking choices after your Lap-Band® procedure can help you meet your weight loss goals. Learn about some of the smart steps you can take to ensure that you’re eating right post-surgery.
Sep 6th, 2022
Is Gastric Bypass Safe for Teens?

Is Gastric Bypass Safe for Teens?

Weight loss surgery is a serious medical procedure, but it can give some teens a safe way to reduce their risk of chronic disease. Find out more about when to consider surgery such as gastric bypass.
Jun 7th, 2022
5 Serious Health Problems Associated with Obesity

5 Serious Health Problems Associated with Obesity

Are you looking for a reason to lose weight? Here are five. These serious health problems may be caused or worsened by obesity. Fortunately, losing weight can go a long way toward protecting your health.
Mar 1st, 2022
3 Uses for Hormone Replacement Therapy

3 Uses for Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone imbalances can lead to a wide range of symptoms that can affect your quality of life, from hot flashes to weight gain to sexual dysfunction. Learn how hormone replacement could help you.
Feb 1st, 2022
Can I Regain Weight After Weight Loss Surgery?

Can I Regain Weight After Weight Loss Surgery?

Although bariatric surgery can lead to significant weight loss, you must continue to make smart choices to keep the weight off. Learn about weight regain after surgery and what you can do to address it.
Dec 12th, 2021
When to Consider Weight Loss Surgery

When to Consider Weight Loss Surgery

Do you wonder if weight loss surgery is the right choice for you? Learn about some of the considerations we take into account when deciding whether to recommend this highly effective treatment.
Oct 10th, 2021
Tips to Prepare for Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Tips to Prepare for Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery can help you lose a lot of weight and improve your health. Get nine expert tips on how to prepare yourself physically and mentally for this procedure.
Aug 19th, 2021

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Feb 20th, 2024

Ghrelin. The Key to Weight Loss?

Ghrelin is a hormone produced, in part, by the fundus in upper part of the pre-bariatric surgery stomach. It is of particular interest because it is known to regulate hunger.
Mar 3rd, 2021

Proper Portion Sizes After Weight Loss Surgery

Having weight loss surgery is only the beginning. Anyone who has visited us for a preoperative consultation will be reminded of this more than once. Not because we are trying to convince you that bariatric surgery is not the right option,...
Feb 17th, 2021

Prebiotics and Probiotics – Are They Worth It?

Prebiotics and probiotics have been around forever. The foods we eat – yogurts, fermented foods and much, much more all contain varying amounts of beneficial bacteria and foods that support them.
Feb 3rd, 2021

Adolescent Diabetes on the Rise

This article is very interesting because it offers some perspective on the degree to which our children and adolescents have succumbed to the silent killer – a disease that causes all sorts of problems throughout the body : type 2 diabetes.
Mar 20th, 2017

Papillary Thyroid Cancer and Obesity

We wanted to highlight this article because the link between certain forms of cancer and excess weight is becoming every clearer. Indeed, the study referenced in this article has made the connection...
Mar 1st, 2017

Exploring The Rising Costs of Obesity

In this article, the rising costs of obesity are explored as they relate to the entire population of the United States. The article postures that we as a nation bear the brunt of the $150-190 billion a year cost of obesity through higher health...
Feb 16th, 2017

What is Dumping Syndrome?

Dumping Syndrome is a fairly common result of gastric bypass patients eating high fat or high sugar foods after surgery. Dumping can also happen as a result of drinking water or other liquids during a meal rather than between meals.
Jan 25th, 2017

Head Hunger – Are You Really Hungry?

Have you ever found yourself looking in the fridge or eating shortly after a large meal, almost as if you hadn’t just eaten? We all have once in a while and for most of us, this phenomenon is called head hunger.
Jan 8th, 2017

Learn More about Our New Medical Weight Loss Program

Medical weight loss, also known as physician supervised weight loss, is a non-surgical option for those who do not qualify for bariatric surgery, those who wish to lose between 10 and 30% of their excess body weight or bariatric surgery patients who...
Dec 17th, 2016

Fitness Apps to Get Your Child Moving!

Disclaimer: Before having your child begin any exercise, please check with your child’s pediatrician or your primary care physician to ensure you’re choosing a safe and effective exercise routine.
Aug 15th, 2016

The Link Between Obesity and Cancer

According to the 2011-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survery, 68.5 percent of adults in the United States has excess weight (Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25-29.9 kg/m2),...
Aug 6th, 2016

What is Mindful Eating?

It wasn’t until the cat nudged my leg that I realized my plate was empty. I had been in a trance of sorts. I was watching while uploading a picture of my breakfast to Instagram, mindlessly devouring my plate of eggs.
Jul 17th, 2016

Understanding Protein Powders

Suppose you went to the grocery store and asked for ground beef. The butcher gives you a package and says it’s a great buy at their new special pricing. Great deal right?
Jul 8th, 2016

Eating Out After Bariatric Surgery

One of the questions we’re often asked is whether you can eat out after bariatric surgery. The answer is, “Yes, but use caution.” Eating out can be a source of an extra hundred, or even thousand calories at each and every meal.
Jun 28th, 2016

Taming Your Wild Appetite

Did you think that weight loss surgery would help you solve your wild “appetite” issues for a life-time?
Jun 23rd, 2016

What is the BMI?

We’ve seen it on TV, heard about it on the radio and read it online. Pretty much every diet and fitness medium references the Body Mass Index or BMI. The Body Mass Index has become the standard by which we measure obesity – by comparing height to weight...
Jun 13th, 2016

A Beginner’s Guide to Meal Planning

When it comes to eating well, meal planning is one of the easiest things you can do to set yourself up for success. The beauty of it is there are no rules and, you can’t really mess it up.
May 17th, 2016

Support Group @ Northside

The Northside support group begins promptly at 6:30 and runs until 7:45. Attendees are welcome to arrive as early as 6:10 to visit with one another prior to the start of the group.
Dec 12th, 2015

Overcoming and Preventing the Weight Loss Plateau

Have you had bariatric surgery? Has your weight loss slowed or stopped? Are you no longer seeing results, and don’t understand why? Well… you most likely need to learn how to stop weight-loss plateau.
Dec 11th, 2015

Holiday Gifts for the Bariatric Patient

With the holidays quickly approaching we thought it would be a good idea to post some holiday gift ideas for our bariatric patients. Below is a list of some good ideas that most bariatric patients would benefit from having and would help them throughout...
Dec 9th, 2015

Ban the F-Word: Fat-Shaming

The fight to end fat-shaming always seems to be instantly met with resistance. The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) took on a high-profile issue with the “Dr. Ken” show, starring real life doctor Ken Jeong.
Nov 9th, 2015

Chicken Crust Pizza

Author: Sassy Southern Yankee Recipe type: Low Carb Pizza Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 35 mins Serves: 4
Oct 27th, 2015

Fall in Love with Vegetables

When thinking of fall, many think of cool air, crunchy leaves and football. It’s also time to start thinking of the variety of fall vegetables available, such as carrots, pumpkins, squash, sweet potatoes and kale.
Oct 21st, 2015

Homemade Albondigas Soup

Ingredients For the meatballs – albondigas: 1/2 pound ground beef 1/2 pound ground sausage or uncooked chorizo with the casing removed
Oct 15th, 2015

Grain Free Baked Chicken Nuggets

Ingredients 3 chicken breasts or 6 chicken tenderloins (deboned chicken thighs) ~ the tenderloins are a cheaper option 4 eggs lightly beaten
Oct 15th, 2015

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ingredients: 1 acorn squash 2 stalks of celery 1 onion – diced 1 tsp salt
Oct 15th, 2015

How Much Sugar Do Americans Consume?

When we think of losing weight, we immediately think calories. Yes, we need to consume fewer calories to lose weight; however eliminating the right calories can make a big difference too.
Sep 18th, 2015

How Family and Friends Affect Bariatric Surgery Success

A great support system is critical to the long-term success of a post-operative bariatric surgery patient. Part of a patient’s responsibility, starting even before surgery, is to plan for and create the support structure that will help them reach their...
Sep 6th, 2015

Dieting for Sustainable Weight Loss

A diet means different things to different people. However the most common mistake made by dieters revolves around the degree to which they cut their calories.
Aug 24th, 2015

Liquid Meal Replacements – Doing It Right

Many diets promote liquid meal replacements. These shakes or juices are often a substitute for breakfast or dinner, while lunch remains a normal solid food. The concept of replacing a solid meal with liquid certainly has its benefits as it relates to...
Aug 13th, 2015

Statins Study

Researchers investigate the effects of statin treatment on the risk of type 2 diabetes and deterioration of blood sugar control
May 16th, 2015

Anti-inflammatory Mechanism Of Dieting And Fasting Revealed

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that a compound produced by the body when dieting or fasting can block a part of the immune system involved in several inflammatory disorders such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis,...
Mar 15th, 2015

8 Foods That Aren’t As Healthy As You Think

The food industry is a juggernaut trillion-dollar industry that spends $4.6 billion on marketing in the United States. There has been a relative tipping point in our society,...
Feb 27th, 2015

Hunger after Bariatric Surgery

Hunger is one of the most difficult hurdles you, as a post bariatric surgery patient, will have to face. Bariatric surgery can help reduce the number of calories that you can consume at any given sitting...
Feb 22nd, 2015

Lack Of Exercise ‘twice As Deadly’ As Obesity

Just 20 minutes of brisk walking a day may be all it takes to lessen a sedentary person’s risk of early death, says a new study. The researchers also found the risk of early death due to lack of exercise is double...
Feb 16th, 2015

An Hour Of Exercise A Day Almost Halves Risk Of Heart Failure

It may be a no-brainer that exercise is good for your heart, but a new study conducted by Swedish researchers has found that as little as 1 hour of moderate exercise or 30 minutes of vigorous exercise a day could be enough to reduce the risk of heart...
Feb 4th, 2015

Changes after Bariatric Surgery

Change doesn’t come easy for many of us. We know we need to make changes, but potentially turning our world upside down, even for our own health, is often more than we care to think about.
Jan 26th, 2015

Expectations for Weight Loss Surgery

As bariatric surgeons, one of the hardest expectations to manage before bariatric surgery is long-term weight loss potential. Of course, this is also the question we are asked most often.
Jan 15th, 2015