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Constipation after Weight Loss Surgery

5 Reasons You Are Experiencing Constipation after Weight Loss Surgery

After bariatric surgery, many patients will complain of constipation. Aside from discomfort, constipation can become worrisome, especially if you were previously used to having regular bowel movements.  Constipation is defined as having fewer than three bowel movements in a week, feeling the need to strain during bowel movements, or having hard stools. This can result […]
Tips to Quit Smoking before Weight Loss Surgery

Tips to Quit Smoking Before Weight Loss Surgery

Prior to having weight loss surgery, you will need to quit tobacco use if you are a smoker. Before and after bariatric surgery, tobacco use can increase your overall surgical risk, affect the healing process, and lead to serious health concerns.   In general, smoking after bariatric surgery has a 30% increased risk of complications. Similarly, […]
Quit Smoking before Bariatric Surgery

Why You Must Quit Smoking Before Bariatric Surgery

If you are considering have weight loss surgery and are currently a smoker, you will have to quit before beginning your journey. Not only does smoking lead to serious health concerns, but tobacco use before and after weight loss surgery can increase your overall surgical risk and healing process.   We all know that smoking is […]
Steps to a Restful Night's Sleep

Steps to a Better Night’s Sleep for Better Health

Sleep is the foundation of nearly every aspect of your health, from your focus, your mood, your energy levels, and your correlation to diseases. So not only is it essential to get enough sleep each night, but it is also important to get good quality rest so your body can heal and repair itself.  If […]
How Sleep Impacts your Health and Helps with Weight Loss

How Sleep can Help You Achieve Optimal Health and Weight Loss

Getting a good night’s rest is an essential aspect of achieving overall wellness. Sleep is the time when your body can heal and repair itself and impacts many of your bodily functions, including your mood, mental clarity, immune system, weight, and overall health. The Science of Sleep While you sleep, your body cycles through four […]

Which Bariatric Surgery Procedure is Right for Me?

There are three main weight loss surgery procedures in the field of bariatrics that help patients lose weight and maintain their weight loss long term. These include the gastric bypass, the gastric sleeve, and the duodenal switch. If you are considering having weight loss surgery, you may be unsure about what procedure is best for […]

Bariatric Surgery: The Gastric Bypass vs. The Duodenal Switch

In the field of weight loss surgery, there are three standard bariatric procedures that help patients lose weight and keep the weight off. The oldest procedure is the gastric bypass, although the gastric sleeve has gained popularity in recent years due to its perceived simplicity. Yet aside from the bypass and the sleeve, a third […]

Bariatric Surgery: The Gastric Bypass vs. The Gastric Sleeve

The Gastric Bypass and the Gastric Sleeve are two weight loss surgery procedures that effectively reduce weight. Aside from the obvious weight loss benefits, the Bypass and the Sleeve also effectively create a metabolic and hormonal effect that results in the improvement and cure of many weight-related medical problems, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, high […]

Introducing Doctors Specialists — Bariatrics and Surgical

After nearly 2 years of contract negotiations, we are excited to announce that we will be merging with a large hospital system known as Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) on February 1st. This merger will allow us to continue serving the Augusta and Dublin bariatric communities, just with added capabilities and resources. Although Live Healthy […]
Hiatal hernia and acid reflux bariatric surgery

The Link Between a Hiatal Hernia and Obesity

If you have ever researched bariatric surgery, you have probably heard the term “hiatal hernia.” A hiatal hernia occurs when part of the stomach slides into the chest through a hole in the diaphragm called the hiatus. When this happens, it places the stomach in an unnatural position, causing a range of problems from reflux […]