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Steve Sheds 100+ Pounds in 9 Months after Gastric Bypass Surgery

Steve dropped nearly 110 pounds in 9 months after gastric bypass surgery. Here, he describes how his struggle with obesity began, and the questions he had for Dr. David Provost before making the decision to have weight loss surgery.

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Overcoming a Weight Loss Plateau After Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss can be a breeze in the weeks and months immediately after bariatric surgery. Since the procedure limits the amount of food you can comfortably consume, and hormonal changes keep hunger pangs to a minimum, the pounds virtually melt off. But, just when you feel like you’ll reach your goal in record time, something happens: you hit a weight loss plateau.

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New Weight Loss Surgery and Diabetes Studies Show Profound Results

Weight loss surgery can be more effective than standard treatments for type 2 diabetes, according to new research findings. 
Two new clinical trials have demonstrated that bariatric surgery brings about dramatically greater improvement of blood sugar control in obese diabetics than standard medical intervention. One of the studies was conducted in the United States and the […]

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Lap-Band Fills: What You Should Know

Lap-Band fills are critical to the success of gastric banding surgery. Learn why this part of the the follow-up protocol is so important, how often it’s necessary, and what to expect during a Lap-Band fill procedure.

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Holiday Weight Gain: How Weight Loss Surgery Can Help

People who are overweight gain up to 5 pounds on average during the holidays. Find out how weight loss surgery can help you overcome obesity and nip holiday weight gain in the bud.

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Can You Really Stretch Your Pouch?

Weight loss surgery patients and those considering weight loss surgery – particularly gastric bypass surgery – are often concerned that they might “stretch” their pouch again after undergoing the procedure. Bariatric patients who are several years out from their surgery also wonder whether they may have stretched their stomach pouch, since they no longer have […]

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Avoiding Seasonal Weight Gain after Weight Loss Surgery

As the summer months begin winding down and fall weather is just around the corner, seasonal weight gain can become an issue for those who have had weight loss surgery. For many, the fall kicks off a long succession of seasonal delights, like football parties, tailgating barbeques, and of course, Halloween candy. Here are six suggestions for staying fit during the shift to fall weather and the prospect of the holidays looming up ahead.

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Gastric Bypass vs. Lap-Band Surgery

In this informational video from the Weight Loss Surgery Channel, Dr. David Provost explains the benefits and risks of Lap-Band surgery and of gastric bypass surgery. To learn more about each procedure and make an educated decision about which bariatric surgery is right for you, we invite you to attend one of our informational meetings.

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Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedure

Dr. Provost addresses the pros and cons of the gastric sleeve

The vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), also known as the sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve, is gaining popularity as a surgical weight loss option for those seeking rapid results. Originally developed as a two-part procedure for patients considered too high-risk for gastric bypass surgery, the gastric […]

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Dr. David Provost, MD

Dr. David Provost is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and sits on the Board of Directors for the ASMBS Foundation.

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