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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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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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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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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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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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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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