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Establishing Healthy Eating Habits Early

Studies have shown that families of patients who have bariatric surgery can also have health benefits from their relative’s surgery. Often this is because when a person has bariatric surgery, they make lifestyle changes like eating healthier food and cooking at home often. Whether or not anyone in the family has had bariatric surgery, there […]

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Lifestyle Changes Sometimes Not Enough

Many people are under the misconception that obesity is caused by laziness or lack of willpower. The truth is that obesity is a complex disease with a wide range of factors ranging from genetics to environment to hormonal to lifestyle. At Provost Bariatrics, we know that in the vast majority of cases, people who are […]

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Provost Bariatrics Now Offers ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon, a Non-Surgical Solution to Help Lose Weight

We at Provost Bariatrics are excited to share that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved ORBERA™ to assist adult patients suffering from obesity – with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40 – in losing and maintaining weight. ORBERA is a safe and effective weight loss solution with 20 years of […]

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Obesity and Quality of Life

Does obesity impact your quality of life? For many, obesity is associated with decreased health-related quality of life (HRQL), as well as social problems.  Treatment with bariatric surgery not only allows for long-term weight loss and health improvements for most patients, but it also improves HRQL. A new study found that while the degree of discontent with quality […]

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Weight-loss Surgery and Diabetes

Bariatric surgery is not only effective at inducing weight loss, but improving obesity-related health conditions, as well. In a recent small study of obese patients, weight-loss surgery was better at keeping type 2 diabetes at bay than diet and exercise alone, researchers reported. They found that 3 years after weight-loss surgery, more than two-thirds of patients who had Roux-en-Y gastric […]

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Which Popular Weight Loss Programs Work?

Has your primary care doctor recommended a weight-loss program? Although many primary care physicians avoid the topic of weight, according to new research, patients advised to lose weight by their physicians lose more weight on average than those who don’t receive a recommendation. Using national data from the CDC, the study found physician advice was […]

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Men and Weight-loss Surgery

Did you know that men are much less likely to have weight loss surgery than women? A new study reports that 80 percent of patients who receive weight-loss surgery in the United States are female, despite equal rates of obesity among American men and women. The study cites that there are demographic, socioeconomic and cultural factors contributing to this major […]

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Dr. Provost Participates in National Bariatric Conference

This week the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) hosted its annual spring conference. The ASMBS is the largest association of its kind in the world. Dr. Provost is known nationally as an expert in bariatric surgery, and was asked to participate as a leader in a variety of ways at this week’s […]

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High BMIs Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

A primary reason Dr. Provost and his team are so passionate about treating obesity is we know the long-term impacts of obesity. It’s well known in the medical community that excess weight is a risk factor for many serious health problems. Obesity has been linked with several types of cancer, and some appear to be more closely-tied […]

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Bariatric Surgery and Joint Replacement

As we get older, many adults complain of joint pain. One reason joint pain is so common is that each pound of weight you carry puts about four pounds of pressure on your knees. For this reason, a person who is overweight or obese is likely to have even more joint pain.
This is a frustrating […]

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