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Teresa Celebrates First Year of Weight Loss Surgery Success

Teresa Malgren had gastric bypass surgery with Dr. David Provost in January 2013. Less than a year later, she is down more than 80 pounds and is celebrating her weight loss surgery success.

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Bariatric Surgery Has Long-Term Benefits for Diabetes, Heart Disease

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that bariatric surgery helps patients manage both type 2 diabetes and heart disease, even long-term.

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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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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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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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General Dietary Guidelines for Gastric Bypass and Gastric Band Patients

What you eat, how you eat, and how much you eat changes after bariatric surgery. Your surgery helps determine the amount of food you can consume, but you determine the quality of the food. This article offers general pre- and post-operative dietary guidelines.

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Choosing a Bariatric Surgeon

Choosing a bariatric surgeon is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. After all, not only are you looking for a medical professional with the experience and expertise to minimize the risks and maximize the likelihood of success concerning your bariatric procedure — you’re also looking for a doctor who will partner with you on a lifelong journey to health and wellness.

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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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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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