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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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Eating Out after Weight Loss Surgery

Yes, you can enjoy eating out after weight loss surgery! Many pre-op patients are concerned about how bariatric surgery might effect their social life. The good news is, you can still dine out with family and friends—and you don’t need to order from the children’s menu or show one of those silly cards explaining that […]

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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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A New Way to Celebrate Special Occasions

If somebody is having a birthday, we’re inclined to bake them a cake. A coworker gets a promotion? We might bring homemade cookies to say congratulations. Anniversary coming up? Preparing a rich and sumptuous dinner often seems an appropriate way to celebrate. But after weight loss surgery, big meals and baked goods are no longer the best choices if you want to achieve your weight loss goal. Here are three suggestions for how you can say “thank you,” “congratulations” or “I love you” while still watching your waistline.

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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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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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What to Expect After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery—also known as a vertical sleeve gastrectomy—is one of the newest forms of surgical weight loss. Although it is less commonly performed than other weight loss surgery procedures, it is gaining popularity because it is less invasive than a full gastric bypass and does not involve inserting a foreign body or require repeated […]

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Weight Loss Surgery: A New Year’s Resolution for Your Health

Having weight loss surgery is not a decision to be made impulsively, but the commitment to undergo bariatric surgery may be one of the best New Year’s Resolutions you can make if you are unable to manage your obesity.

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