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Not Too Old for Weight Loss Surgery – Gary’s Story

Gary McCoy was concerned he might be too old for weight loss surgery when he first met with Dr. David Provost two years ago. But, at age 74, Gary was still a good candidate for bariatric surgery. He underwent the Lap-Band procedure, and two years later, Gary has not only maintained his weight loss, but also bikes up to 100 miles each week and recently took up scuba diving. Hear Gary share the story of his journey in this video interview.

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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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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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Lap-Band Surgery and Pregnancy

Lap-band surgery is often the best solution for treating obesity in women who plan to have children. Often, losing weight can resolve fertility problems, and the band can be adjusted to meet the unique needs of each patient. Mothers-to-be can get the nutrition they need during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, and the Lap-Band can later be tightened to kick-start weight loss again.

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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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Redefining “Satisfied”: Learning to Listen to Your Pouch

Patients who undergo weight loss surgery frequently have a history of emotional eating. They eat to manage sometimes difficult feelings, such as loneliness, boredom, anger, grief and insecurity. For some, emotional eating is a habit; for others, it’s an addiction.
If this describes your past experience, then you should be aware of the changes that take […]

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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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The Lap-Band Procedure

Dr. Provost explains how the Lap-Band works, and the benefits and risks to consider for this procedure.
The Lap-Band is an adjustable laparoscopic gastric band used for the surgical treatment of obesity. The band was approved by the FDA in June 2001, although gastric banding operations have been performed in other parts of the world […]

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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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