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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I had a Duodenal Switch on October 10, 2018. From the time I can remember, I have always been a heavier-set person. Growing up in Las Vegas with a lower-class family, eating healthy wasn’t a priority, and a lot of the time, the cheapest choice was all we could afford. So early on in life, […]
Live Healthy MD is a lifestyle and wellness brand with a mission to cure the disease of obesity and change lives. Over the last year, we have worked tirelessly to define and fine-tune our brand. And we wanted to share it with you all because we want all of our patients to understand our mission […]
Growing up, I was always overweight. I don’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t always the “fat one.” It was so hard to watch my two siblings and cousins play sports and enjoy “normal” childhood activities. I wanted to do those things so very badly, but because of my weight, I was […]
We are happy to announce that we are now offering a free online seminar for prospective patients! Our online seminar provides all the details a patient may need before having bariatric surgery, including more information about the procedures we perform, the risks, and the benefits of Bariatric Surgery. We also elaborate on all the requirements […]
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. Dr. Jacome, Dr. Hill and I wanted to take a look back at the last year that shaped our practice and added to our professional experience. This infographic displays […]
My weight loss story began 7 years ago and I am still on it today. Since my surgery in April of 2012, I have struggled to lose the weight and keep it off. Many people will say that weight loss surgery is the easy way out, but I (along with the rest of the weight […]
All my life I have been on the heavier side. From the time I was a young girl, I would turn to food to deal with my emotions. I would turn to food when I was happy or sad or angry. Food was my comfort and quickly turned into my demon. Over the years, I […]
The first time I remember struggling with my weight, I was probably around nine years old. I remember as I sat in my third-grade classroom, my teacher started to ask for my classmates’ weights for a math problem. As they called out their weights, all averaging about 75 to 80 pounds, my heart pounded. I […]
I began struggling with my weight at the age of 19, shortly after my first pregnancy. Over the next 13 years, I would lose weight only to gain it back again. I tried everything to lose the weight and keep it off—fad diets, weight loss groups, prescription weight loss pills. And nothing ever stuck.
My weight loss story began when I was a young adult. At just 21 years old, I weighed 174 pounds. Then I got married and had three kids which resulted in a lot of weight gain over the next several years. I gained about 100 pounds over a period of 20 years.
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. Dr. Jacome and I wanted to take a look back at the last year that shaped our practice and added to our professional experience. This infographic displays the surgical statistics […]
Nutrition after bariatric surgery is the most critical component to achieving long-term weight loss success. In this bariatric nutrition guide, learn everything you need to know about bariatric nutrition pre-op and post-op and nutrition basics.