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A weight loss stall after bariatric surgery can be very frustrating, especially if you have experienced success thus far on your weight loss journey. You can feel defeated when the number on the scale doesn’t budge despite all the hard work you have put into your health journey.  8 Tips to Overcome a Weight Loss […]

Several studies have outlined the link between cancer and obesity. Although it is undetermined why obesity leads to an increased risk of cancer, it is believed to be due to the inflammation in visceral fat. Obesity increases the risk of 13 different cancers, which make up 40% of all cancer cases diagnosed in the United States […]

Ulcers after bariatric surgery are most common after the gastric bypass, although they may also occur after a gastric sleeve, a duodenal switch, or a gastric band. An ulcer is a sore in the stomach lining that, if left untreated, can cause pain, bleeding, or even result in perforation (a hole). The incidence of ulcers […]

With bariatric surgery comes the risk of developing nutritional deficiencies. Bariatric surgery alters the anatomy and digestive tract, playing a significant role in vitamin and nutrient levels post-operatively. These nutritional deficiencies after bariatric surgery can cause neurological disorders if left untreated.  A nutritional deficiency is most commonly a result of malnutrition caused by not eating […]

The idea of losing weight may seem so achievable, that is until life gets in the way. Finding time to incorporate healthy activities and self-care can be hard to balance between work, family matters, social obligations, and keeping the house in order. In this blog, we give you some tips for how to lose weight […]

Weight loss after bariatric surgery is centered around eating a healthy diet, with many patients wondering if they should be tracking calories vs. macros to optimize their journey. Nutrition after bariatric surgery is a key component to achieving long-term weight loss success. With all kinds of fad diets emerging, one of the most fundamental concepts […]

Obesity is the most significant health epidemic in the world with studies finding that obesity can shorten life expectancy by up to 10 years. Every year, around 2.8 million people die due to weight related health complications making obesity the 5th leading cause of death worldwide. The reality is that the obesity directly or indirectly […]

Weight fluctuations after bariatric surgery are more common than many patients are led to initially believe. Weight loss surgery can help patients lose a significant amount of weight; however, it does not come without changing lifestyle habits, including diet and exercise.  Weight fluctuating between +/- 5 to 10 pounds is completely normal and happens to […]

The most successful post-bariatric patients follow the guidelines of their bariatric care team when it comes to knowing what foods to avoid after weight loss surgery. The number one reason for a weight-loss stall or weight regain is poor eating habits. There are many “rules” surrounding the post-bariatric diet, and it can quickly become overwhelming. […]

Medications after bariatric surgery will vary significantly depending on the type of bariatric procedure you had as well as how rapidly your health improves. Obesity is associated with many health conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, cancers, and arthritis. Studies have found that around 80% of bariatric patients had comorbidities in the pre-operative state, and most of those individuals were/are […]

Obesity is a dangerous disease linked to over 60 medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, cancers, hypertension, and other serious illnesses. Combined with the health concerns associated with a higher body mass index (BMI), a relatively new study has found that obesity affects brain volume.  In this UK-based research study, the team at Biobank examined ~10,000 individuals […]

Talking to a loved one about obesity can be a difficult conversation. Obesity affects nearly 42% of the American adult population, so the chances that you know someone who is suffering from this disease is very high. In most cases, your loved one likely knows they are overweight and are aware of the complications of […]

The gastric bypass diet is very particular, with your bariatric care team having specific protocols for how you need to eat at various stages post-operatively. The gastric sleeve and gastric bypass diets are pretty similar in concept, so feel free to use this as a guide for either surgery. The gastric bypass diet phases consist […]

The gastric bypass, or Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, is the oldest and most commonly performed bariatric surgery procedure. It consists of cutting and stapling the stomach to create a smaller pouch while also re-routing the intestines.  Gastric bypass surgery helps patients lose weight by restricting the amount of food a patient can consume and creating a malabsorptive […]

An EGD after gastric bypass surgery is required in some cases when the patient is experiencing discomfort or unwanted side effects. Typically, 80% of our patients will have surgery and have no issues at all. Yet, about 20% of patients will have varying degrees of problems.  What is an EGD? Almost all bariatric surgeons will […]

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the back-flow of acidic or non-acidic stomach contents into the esophagus. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is characterized by symptoms, with or without tissue damage, that result from repeated or prolonged exposure of the lining of the esophagus to acidic or non-acidic contents from the stomach. GERD is very common, affecting up […]

As bariatric surgeons, our goal is to improve the long-term outcomes for our post-bariatric surgery patients, including decreasing the need for a weight loss surgery revision. Bariatric surgery results in a physiologic reset within the body that helps patients lose weight and maintain that weight loss long term.  However, in some circumstances, a patient may […]

Weight loss surgery is considered an elective procedure, defined as a surgery that “may be delayed for months without threat to life or organ damage.” Yet, surgeons and medical professionals recognize the dangerous effects of obesity, urging insurance plans to change their policies to support bariatric coverage. Due to the decreased quality of life and […]

The obesity epidemic in America is a growing concern for our country. Over 40% of the American population is considered obese. Obesity can significantly increase a patient’s healthcare costs and negatively impact overall quality of life. Studies show obesity can reduce a patient’s life expectancy up to 10 years and significantly increases the risk for many […]

Obesity is quickly becoming the most consequential health epidemic in the United States. Obesity is defined as the accumulation of body fat to the point where it becomes detrimental to your health. The effects of obesity on your health are substantial. As an individual’s weight increases, so do the risks of developing significant medical issues […]

One of the most common questions in the field of bariatrics is asking, “can your stomach pouch stretch after bariatric surgery?” Patients want to understand what they can expect regarding stomach size long-term after a gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, or duodenal switch.  Despite height and weight, almost all adults have the same stomach size. Before […]

There is a strong link between obesity and hypertension. Many studies have related obesity and hypertension, placing patients at an increased risk of long-term health effects.  Essential hypertension is a type of high blood pressure resulting from lifestyle habits, not a medical condition. Essential hypertension is often caused by obesity and an unhealthy lifestyle. Hypertension is the […]

Donating blood is a great way to support sick people who need a blood transfusion. If you donated blood before having bariatric surgery, you might be wondering if you can continue donating blood after weight loss surgery.  What to Know About Donating Blood after Weight Loss Surgery About 70% of the body’s iron supply is found in […]

As the most prominent communication and information-sharing platform, social media greatly influences the diet culture, sometimes sharing unrealistic weight loss expectations. Social media diet culture and trends are constantly moving and changing, with users sharing “newer” and “better” diets to follow. Although not all are necessarily bad, basing your weight and food intake on someone […]

Bariatric vitamins are required for all post-op bariatric patients to prevent vitamin deficiencies. All weight loss surgery procedures cause a restrictive effect, meaning your stomach pouch size is smaller, so you can not intake as much food to keep your vitamin levels up. Likewise, the gastric bypass and the duodenal switch produce a malabsorptive effect […]

Finding confidence after bariatric surgery isn’t hard in the first few months post-operatively. One of the many benefits of bariatric surgery is the confidence you will gain after losing weight. The first few months after surgery are euphoric—the weight is coming off, and you feel much healthier. In many cases, patients will maintain most of […]

Portion control after bariatric surgery is a word that is frequently heard in the weight loss industry. Like any doctor or nutritionist will tell you, you cannot successfully lose weight without limiting the amount of food you consume during each meal. Although the right portion size is different for every individual depending on your height, […]

Weight loss surgery is an invasive procedure that requires a recovery period. However, it may not be as extensive as you think. In this blog, we will discuss what to expect from the bariatric surgery recovery process. The recommendations we make in this article apply to all of the weight loss surgery procedures and largely apply […]

Hormones play a significant role in every bodily function including how you respond to stress on the body, causing many hormonal consequences of bariatric surgery. Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate processes in our body. The hormones leptin, ghrelin, insulin, sex hormones, and growth hormones influence our appetite, metabolism, and body fat distribution and are […]

With more than half of society considered obese and roughly 20% in a weight range that would qualify them for weight loss surgery, much attention has been focused on treating obesity more as a medical problem and less of a social concern. Obesity has become one of the most significant public health risks and affects […]

Weight loss surgery adds a lot of stress to your life and can ultimately lead to addictions after bariatric surgery if you are not managing your mental health properly. Many bariatric patients suffer, or have suffered, from psychological conditions such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, and difficulty handling the social stresses of being overweight. Bariatric surgery […]

We talk a lot about life after bariatric surgery on our blog, yet there are still some side effects of bariatric surgery that we haven’t really covered. After any form of extreme weight loss, whether through bariatric surgery or diet and exercise, your body will begin to react in different ways. Weird Side Effects of […]

Bariatric surgery impacts a woman’s menstrual cycle by helping women lose a significant amount of weight and better regulate their hormones and bodily functions. Studies have found that bariatric surgery is the most effective method of treating irregular periods in obese women resulting in a 35% decrease in irregular menstrual cycles. Bariatric Surgery Impacts a Woman’s Menstrual […]

Healthy eating after weight loss surgery is critical to long term weight loss success. Food is fuel for your body. Scientific and medical research have shown that healthy nutrition can decrease your risk of developing specific medical conditions. When you understand the science behind the food you eat, choosing nutritious foods is easier. Yet changing old […]

Calcium and vitamin D deficiencies are common after bariatric surgery due to the malabsorptive nature of the procedures. Bariatric surgery alters the anatomy and digestive tract, playing a significant role in vitamin and nutrient levels after bariatric surgery. In particular, bariatric surgery impacts bone density due to malabsorption, alteration of the intestinal tract, weight loss, […]

The topic of chronic headaches after bariatric surgery has come up pretty frequently, and we want to give you a frame of why people get headaches after bariatric surgery and some remedies you can use, and how we typically treat these. One of the critical things about headaches is whether or not you have them […]

Weight loss surgery is an invasive procedure that requires a recovery period. However, it may not be as extensive as you think. In this blog, we will discuss recovery after gastric sleeve surgery and what to expect. The recommendations we make in this article are what we generally tell our patients; however, this may not be […]

Following a vegan diet may improve your overall health and long-term quality of life, which can become quite attractive when considering incorporating this new form of eating into your lifestyle. Yet before you jump into eating a plant-based diet, there are a few things to consider.  Here are ten things you can expect when switching […]

Veganism and following a vegan diet has become trendy, whether for health reasons, environmental concerns, or ethical motivations. Whatever the reason, it is entirely safe and healthy to follow a vegan diet after bariatric surgery. You may have to be a little more creative and careful with the foods that you pick. On a vegan diet, […]

The vegan diet has become a popular form of eating in more recent years. With celebrities and influencers touting the health benefits of a vegan diet, you may be curious about what it means to be vegan and why everyone follows this trend.  A vegan diet, otherwise known as a plant-based diet, is a way […]

Eating too fast can make you gain weight after bariatric surgery and can be bad for your overall health. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle after surgery is not just about how much you eat, but the pace at which you eat. Throughout the bariatric process, we will teach patients to have a healthy relationship with food and […]

Before weight loss surgery, most bariatric surgeons will require their patients to have an upper endoscopy with a gastroenterologist to review the anatomy of their stomach and esophagus. A gastroenterology appointment before weight loss surgery is really about risk management. By sending you to a gastroenterology consultation to evaluate your esophagus and your stomach, we […]

Understanding how much to eat after bariatric surgery depends on many factors. However, one piece of advice given to anyone who goes through weight loss surgery is to eat protein. Protein is a huge part of your diet after weight loss surgery, and knowing how much to eat after bariatric surgery is a significant factor in […]

Today we’re going to talk about drinking after weight loss surgery and some of the negative impacts alcohol can have on weight loss surgery and your post-op care. Alcoholism has its own set of issues and complications, and we won’t be going into that specifically. But we will be talking about how to handle drinking after […]

Eating after bariatric surgery has many different components, so truthfully, there is no perfect plan for everyone to lose weight. There are many diets and programs for weight loss, and of course, our bodies will respond differently to each. However, one main component for weight loss can apply universally for anyone trying to lose weight: […]

Bariatric physical therapy is crucial to the whole process of weight loss surgery. Research shows that patients who undergo bariatric surgery need a consistent source of physical activity counseling, which we believe can be fulfilled by a physical therapist. This blog will delve deeper into physical therapy and the importance of activity in your weight loss journey.  […]

I have many patients come to me, and they say they feel as though the gastric sleeve is right for them based on their weight loss goals. When I ask the patient what they think the gastric sleeve is, I sometimes get crazy explanations. Most commonly, I hear from them that they believe it is […]

When you need to lose 100+ pounds, getting started on a weight loss plan can be daunting. Most of our patients tell us that the weight gain happened over a period of several years, but it is one triggering event that acts as a “wake-up call” to their health. They might’ve held a little extra […]

For bariatric patients, a low-carb diet is the most recommended way of eating to lose weight and maintain your weight loss after bariatric surgery. Hopefully, you have learned the importance of a low-carb diet at your bariatric program. However, if you are searching for resources online about getting started, this is a great place to look.  […]

After bariatric surgery, strenuous exercise can be very challenging depending on your mobility. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t lead a healthy life. Thankfully, there are ways you can lose weight without exercise after bariatric surgery and without following an intense workout routine. We put together the following advice to help you lose weight when […]

There is a strong link between obesity and pregnancy complications which can lead to long term health concerns for both the mother and the baby. Women who are overweight and looking to become pregnant may be at risk of pregnancy and delivery complications. These complications come when a mother is considered overweight before becoming pregnant. […]

Bariatric providers require patients to take a bariatric multivitamin after weight surgery, along with other vitamins, to ensure optimal health. After bariatric surgery, the digestive tract will be altered, reducing the amount of vitamins and minerals absorbed by the body. Therefore, to avoid malnutrition, patients will be required to take vitamins for life after their […]

Diabetes is a condition in which the body is unable to produce insulin properly. This causes excess levels of glucose in the blood. The most common types are type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Maintaining your blood sugars in a safe range may minimize the symptoms you experience. Short-term symptoms of high blood sugar can include frequent thirst […]

Getting enough sleep each night is critical to your overall health and impacts many of your bodily functions—including your mood, mental clarity, immune system, and disease risk factor. Furthermore, sleep also plays a vital role in managing your weight as it influences your hormones and metabolism.  Yet, not only can a lack of sleep lead […]

Cheat Days have become a popular trend amount dieters and fitness enthusiasts alike. Life after bariatric surgery comes with many changes, the most significant being a change in your eating habits. Transitioning from a diet high in carbs and fatty foods to the typical post-op diet low in carbohydrates and high in protein can be […]

Metabolism is the chemical process of converting calories into energy, otherwise known as how fast your body will burn the calories you consume. Having a high metabolism correlates to a better ability to lose weight and keep weight off.   Several biological and physiological factors (gender, age, body composition, genetics) contribute to the rate at which […]

Exercise is essential for keeping your body moving and functioning, especially after bariatric surgery. Several studies show that the body was designed to move and works best when it is active; otherwise, a sedentary lifestyle can weaken the muscles, heart, and lungs and lead to bone deterioration, joint stiffness, and more. Unfortunately, many people lack the motivation […]

Loose skin after weight loss surgery is inevitable if you have lost a significant amount of weight. Although there are many benefits to bariatric surgery, including improved health, longer life expectancy, more mobility, fewer health complications, and extreme weight loss, of course, there is the risk of having loose skin after weight loss surgery. With […]

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and obesity are strongly correlated. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition in which an individual has excess fat stored in the liver cells. As the name suggests, this type of fatty liver disease is not caused by excessive alcohol consumption but instead is a result of excess weight. Non-alcoholic […]

It is not unusual to become overwhelmed and confused when sifting through the latest nutritional data to improve your health after bariatric surgery. However, when it comes to improving your diet, sometimes the little steps can make a big difference. Here are five foods that you can substitute for healthier options to improve your overall […]

Like any major surgical procedure, there is a risk of blood clots after bariatric surgery that could lead to serious health concerns if not addressed early on. A blood clot is a clump of blood that forms in the arteries (which carry blood away from the heart) or the veins (which carry blood to the […]

Being healthy isn’t something reserved simply for those with a high bank balance. While you do have to invest in yourself, managing your weight, lowering stress levels, and treating your body well don’t have to take a toll on you, your work, or your family. In fact, some things, such as changing careers to lower […]

If you are having weight loss surgery, you may be interested in how you can enhance your recovery after weight loss surgery so you can get back to normal activities and ensure optimal safety and success. This blog will address some of the things we tell our patients – the do’s and don’ts after weight […]

There is a significant link between obesity and cancer that many people do not appreciate. Diabetes and heart disease have links to obesity that many people understand. But cancer, a word no one wants to hear, is rarely discussed as a complication of obesity. Did you know, obesity increases your risk of 13 different cancers?   […]

Weight loss surgery is a popular treatment option for obesity and has shown to have many positive outcomes for a patient’s health, life expectancy, and overall quality of life. However, there are still some myths and misconceptions surrounding bariatric procedures that keep some patients from taking the step to begin their bariatric journey. 1. Weight […]

Many patients have bariatric surgery with the intent to lose weight and feel full faster. Due to the restrictive nature of the gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and duodenal switch resulting from the surgeon making the stomach smaller, most patients will achieve weight loss by limiting their caloric intake. There is also a decrease in the […]

Diabetes affects nearly 463 million people worldwide. In America, where the standard American diet consists of high carbohydrate foods, diabetes affects about 10% of the population, with 90% of all cases being type 2 diabetes.  Given the rising trend in the rates of obesity, it appears the incidence of diabetes will continue to rise. Bariatric […]

The primary goal of diabetes treatment and management is to manage the blood sugar/glucose levels better while avoiding drops in the glucose levels to the degree that the patient develops symptomatic hypoglycemia.  Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death worldwide and is the most expensive long-term disease to treat. In the US, where the […]

The primary goal of diabetes treatment and management is to keep the blood sugar/glucose levels as close to a normal range as possible (around 100 mg/dl) while avoiding drops in the glucose level to the degree that the patient develops symptomatic hypoglycemia. The techniques to accomplish this center around lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, weight loss, […]

Diabetes is a hormonal condition in which an individual experiences consistently high blood sugar levels. When the glucose levels in the blood are persistently too high, this can ultimately impact the body’s organs and tissues, resulting in long-term damage.  Understanding Insulin Diabetes is due to either the pancreas not producing enough insulin or the body’s cells not responding properly […]

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an endocrine (hormonal) disorder characterized by frequently high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period of time. Our glucose (sugar) levels in our blood are tightly regulated by insulin (a hormone made by the pancreas), which is designed to keep our blood sugar level in a reasonably narrow range. When the glucose levels in […]

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 […]

A common misconception surrounding weight loss surgery is that it is a permanent fix. Although surgery can help patients lose weight at an otherwise faster rate than they would with diet and exercise, it will not keep the weight off forever—patients must maintain a healthy lifestyle.  As a bariatric surgeon, I have seen many patients […]

The journey to weight loss surgery is long and requires a lot of effort, possibly even a lot of money, so regaining weight after surgery can feel entirely defeating. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, more than 50 percent of patients will end up regaining a small percentage of their excess body […]

For most people, the 4th of July celebrations involve grilling out, drinking beer, soaking up the sun, and sharing laughs with family and friends. As glorious as this may sound, holidays can lead to anxious feelings for bariatric patients, though, as they are typically surrounded by food.  As we come together to celebrate the red, […]

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, […]

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 […]

If your insurance does not pay for weight loss surgery, the costs can become worrisome for you and your family. Medical bills are the third largest cause of debt in the United States, aside from divorce lawyer fees and job loss.  With weight loss surgery being an elective procedure, it is easy to decide not […]

A detox can help you feel refreshed, boost your energy, and reset your body as the summer months are upon us. And, luckily, detoxing at home can take many different forms. Here are some easy ways you can remove toxins from your body at home. 

For most individuals, summer in the south means backyard barbecues, outdoor festivals and fairs, and lots of time with family and friends. This can also mean battling the urge to eat whatever and whenever you want when surrounded by all the temptations. As an individual interested in losing weight or who has just had weight […]

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 […]

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 […]

The carnivore diet, also known as the zero-carb diet or all meat diet, is not to be confused with the ketogenic diet. If you’ve followed other diets to lose weight only to put it back on again later on, maybe the carnivore diet is what you need to achieve your weight loss goals and build lean […]

Incorporating physical activity into your daily routine has many benefits, including aiding in weight loss, alleviating joint pain, and improving your mood. If you are new to working out, you may feel intimidated and unsure where or how to begin. In this blog, we will go into everything you need to know about how to […]

Over the last several years, a growing trend has been medical tourism, with many patients seeking bariatric surgery in Mexico. Yet, aside from the appropriate aftercare that we discussed in last week’s blog, traveling internationally for weight loss surgery carries a considerable risk for your health and your wallet.  All surgeries carry a risk, and […]

At a cost of $15,000 to $20,000 for bariatric surgery, it’s no wonder that many Americans whose insurance does not cover weight loss surgery are seeking other options. Over the last several years, a growing trend has been medical tourism, with many patients seeking bariatric surgery in Mexico. The chance to save $10,000 or more […]

Before weight loss surgery, all patients must adhere to a two-week liquid diet no matter the type of bariatric procedure being performed. The thought of drinking only liquids for two weeks sounds horrible and quite intimidating. But in this blog, we hope to educate you on the purpose of the liquid diet, the dangers of […]

We have all heard of calories, but do you know what they actually do? Calories are what make our bodies run; they are the gas to our tank. Calories are needed for our organs to function and for our brains to work; they are what allow us to live. Remember, from last week’s blog, A Guide to Reading […]

Nutrition facts are on any packaged food item and even pertain to produce and meat products. Nutrition labels are essential to providing valuable information on the quality of food you are eating and making informed, healthy food choices—which is especially important after bariatric surgery. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) created the nutrition label to […]

The national obesity problem affects all generations—20 percent of adolescents and 40 percent of adult Americans are obese. In most cases, obesity starts with genetics and is exacerbated by poor diet, little or no exercise, and poor sleep habits. Beating obesity can happen, though it won’t happen overnight.

For over 15 years, I have worked with people who want to lose weight and avoid weight regain. For the same number of years, I have heard the most baffling words from these same people: “I don’t know how.” 

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 […]

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 […]

Contrary to popular belief, having weight loss surgery IS NOT the easy way out. If you talk to any successful bariatric surgery patient, they will tell you about the amount of determination AND effort it took to have a better quality of life and healthier lifestyle.

Weight loss surgery seems like a potentially radical or even a scary option for losing weight. However, when you take a closer look at the risks and benefits of bariatric surgery, most experts and patients usually conclude that the reward is much greater than the risks when the procedure is performed by an expert bariatric […]

Weight loss surgery is becoming a popular choice for many overweight and obese individuals. Within our own practice, we have seen a growth of over 30% in surgery volume when comparing 2019 to 2020.

Did you set a New Year’s Resolution? If you’re like most people who set resolutions, the chances are good that you’ve already thrown it in the trash along with last year’s calendar. Studies make it crystal clear that almost 200 million Americans declare resolutions related to money, health, career, self-improvement, family, and love. 

As the obesity rate continues to rise in America and in other parts of the world, the prevalence of bariatric surgery has significantly risen as well. We saw this especially in our own practice as we grew 30% in surgery volume even during the year of COVID-19. Dr. Jacome, Dr. Hill and Dr. Blaney wanted […]

This holiday season, we are so grateful for our Live Healthy MD family and our patients. Although this past year has been a wild ride, we have found ways to be together, share laughs, and live healthy.

Despite what you may think, all “healthy” foods are not created equal. The food industry has spent billions of dollars on marketing certain foods that they claim to be “healthy”. And unless you are doing your own research on food nutrition and food science, you are likely falling prey to this form of information dissemination.