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Plan Ahead to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Whether you have had weight loss surgery or are trying to lose weight in preparation for your bariatric procedure, a little advanced planning can go a long way toward avoiding an expanding waistline during the holidays. Here are a few helpful tips to keep the number on the scale from creeping upward as you make the social rounds this season.

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Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups: Help in Healing

Dr. Provost hosts twice-monthly support groups to ensure patients have lifelong success after their weight loss surgery and provide a safe environment in which to address the psychological and emotional issues surrounding their struggle with obesity. Get the details, and learn about the philosophy of Attitudinal Healing that guides the group’s discussions.

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Is Weight Loss Surgery a Cure for Diabetes?

Weight loss surgery can resolve Type 2 Diabetes, according to several studies. Learn about the risk of diabetes, the correlation between diabetes and a high body mass index, and the positive impact that procedures like gastric bypass surgery and Lap-Band® surgery can make on diabetes and other serious health conditions related to obesity.

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Keys to Success After Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery can help resolve numerous health issues, from hypertension to diabetes. But, to have long-term success, you need to be prepared for some permanent lifestyle changes. Regardless of which type of bariatric surgery you have, you will need to adopt a new diet, get regular exercise, and plug into ongoing support.

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When is Revision Surgery Necessary?

Weight loss surgery has a very strong track record of success for treating clinical obesity; however, bariatric surgery is not foolproof, nor is it a cure. A small number of patients are referred to Dr. Provost by other surgeons because the patient requires revision surgery due to complications from the original procedure. Others are referred […]

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Weight Loss Surgery and Your Family

Weight loss surgery doesn’t just affect your life, it can have an impact on everyone around you — your spouse, your kids, even your parents. After all, when you start to make major lifestyle changes, like eating smaller portions and getting more physical activity, it can disrupt the family’s normal routine.

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Gastric Bypass: 7 Rules for Managing Your Pouch

To keep weight off long-term, gastric bypass patients need to adopt and maintain new eating habits that work in tandem with their new stomach pouch. In this article, Dr. Provost offers several quick tips for managing your pouch, to ensure the benefits of weight loss surgery last for a lifetime.

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Lap-Band Surgery: Getting Adjusted

To lose weight successfully with the Lap-Band system, you need to have routine adjustments. In this helpful article, Dr. Provost answers common questions about Lap-Band aftercare, and explains what a difference proper Lap-Band adjustments can make.

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Exercise After Weight Loss Surgery

Is exercise after weight loss surgery really necessary? The answer is yes! By focusing both on smart eating habits and regular physical activity, you can maintain a healthy weight and ensure that you don’t take in more calories than your body needs each day.

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Recovery Time after Weight Loss Surgery

To ensure his weight loss surgery patients have lifelong success after their procedure and provide them with a safe environment in which to address the emotional and psychological issues surrounding their struggle with obesity, Dr. Provost offers a twice-monthly support group at his office. Get the details here, and learn about the philosophy that guides the group’s discussions.

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