Category Archives: Weight Loss Surgery

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. … Continue reading

Vitamin Supplementation after Gastric Bypass Surgery

Because gastric bypass not only modifies the stomach pouch, but also the small intestine, patients who undergo the procedure may need to supplement their diet. Supplements may include some or all of the following vitamins & minerals: iron, vitamin B12, … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Avoiding Injury When Exercising After Bariatric Surgery

As you begin to lose weight and see the results of your post bariatric surgery lifestyle changes, it becomes very tempting to accelerate your exercise program. However it is critical that you maintain moderation and work toward your exercise goals … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Energy Expenditure Increases After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery often leads to a sustained weight loss, and now researchers have found that this is explained in part by how the operation enhances energy expenditure. Reduced caloric intake does not provide the entire explanation for the success … Continue reading

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. Going vegan overnight or … Continue reading

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. While we have procedure and practice-wide averages, the answer is … Continue reading

Regaining Weight after Surgery

While bariatric surgery provides an excellent tool to help you lose weight, training yourself to eat healthier food in lower quantities can be a challenge. In the first few months after surgery, most patients lose a significant amount of weight, … Continue reading

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