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New Report Addresses Complications from Weight Loss Surgery

Complication rates for U.S. bariatric surgery patients are generally low, but a new report shows that the quality of care has a direct impact on the risk of weight loss surgery.

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Texas Weight Loss Surgeon Dr. David Provost Travels to India

Texas weight loss surgeon Dr. David Provost traveled to Hyderabad, India last week to lecture on bariatric surgery and perform live cases to an audience of surgeons for LivLife Hospital’s Faculty Insights program.

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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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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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Weight Loss Surgery: Do You Qualify?

Most insurers adhere strictly to NIH guidelines regarding weight requirements for bariatric surgery, as determined by your body mass index (BMI). Weight loss surgery candidates generally have a BMI > 35 combined with high-risk comorbidities.

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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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Weight Loss Surgery: How Old is Too Old?

Weight loss surgery has only become popular as a treatment option for morbid obesity over the past 15 years. In 2010, more than 220,000 patients had weight loss surgery in the U.S., compared to only 18,100 bariatric surgeries in 1995. The majority of bariatric patients are in their 30s and 40s, but many older individuals […]

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