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I was 300 pounds and counting. When I looked into the future, all I could see was me getting larger and more secluded since I was SO embarrassed and uncomfortable. Being shy from birth didn’t help, but I hated going anywhere that there was a chance of a crowd even small settings were uncomfortable.

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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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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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Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedure

Dr. Provost addresses the pros and cons of the gastric sleeve

The vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), also known as the sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve, is gaining popularity as a surgical weight loss option for those seeking rapid results. Originally developed as a two-part procedure for patients considered too high-risk for gastric bypass surgery, the gastric […]

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery (also called Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, VSG, gastric sleeve, or “Sleeve”) is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size, through surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach. The open edges are surgically stapled together to form a sleeve or tube with […]

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