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Tired of Acid Reflux? Check Out Our Free Seminars to Learn What You Can Do About It

Published on August 3, 2017
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Acid reflux is a chronic disease that affects millions of individuals annually. Many of those suffering from acid reflux are not fully informed on what the condition is, how it affects the body, and what treatment options are available to

Using Bariatric Surgery to Decrease Your Risk of Developing Cancer

Published on July 28, 2017
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The harmful effects of obesity extend beyond the direct physical effects on the human body. There are a number of major health issues that can be made significantly worse by obesity. In fact, individuals who are obese carry a noticeably

Our Self-Pay Option for Your LAP-BAND Procedure

Published on July 6, 2017
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At Western Surgical Bariatric Center, our goal is to provide as many people as we can with the care and procedures they need to maintain a healthier and more satisfying life. We understand that pursuing procedures like the LAP-BAND may

LAP-BAND – How Tight Is Too Tight?

Published on June 22, 2017
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One of the greatest benefits the LAP-BAND System offers is that it can be adjusted to be tighter or looser depending on the needs and comfort of the patient. However, there is a point where the system can be too

Will Pregnancy Complicate My LAP-BAND Procedure?

Published on June 5, 2017
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There are a lot of factors that determine your candidacy for the LAP-BAND. Pregnancy is something that will prevent you from being able to undergo the procedure, and becoming pregnant after your LAP-BAND has been put in place can lead

BMI and Obesity

Published on May 18, 2017
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You have probably heard of the term “body mass index” (BMI) from your doctor, on T.V., or online somewhere. It is one of those terms that you may not fully understand but are somewhat aware of what it relates to.

Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Published on May 5, 2017
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While sleeping, some patients may experience a common disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea. This serious medical disorder prevents a person from breathing while asleep. The decrease in oxygen can force the person to awaken abruptly. Obstructive sleep apnea is

Am I a Good Candidate for the Orbera Intragastric Balloon?

Published on April 21, 2017
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The Orbera intragastric balloon offers a non-surgical approach to moderate weight loss. Weight loss with the gastric balloon is a year-long process, which is why this approach is catered more towards those in search of a way to kickstart their

How to Adjust Your Diet Following Your Gastric Sleeve Procedure

Published on April 21, 2017
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After your gastric sleeve surgery, you will need to make dramatic and permanent changes in your dietary habits. Adopting these lifestyle and dietary changes will give you the best chance of long-term weight-loss success. Fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon Dr. John Weaver,

Exercising After Your LAP-BAND Procedure

Published on April 7, 2017
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Once you have fully recovered from your LAP-BAND procedure, you will probably be curious about how much of an impact your procedure will have on your everyday life and the tasks you perform on a daily basis. You may also