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LAP-BAND – How Tight Is Too Tight?

Published on June 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Tackling Weight-Related Commorbidities Through Bariatric Surgery

Published on February 10, 2017

Obesity (BMI 30-40) and morbid obesity (BMI >40) are serious medical conditions that can have a significant impact on the quality and length of your life. Obesity affects every aspect of your life and can increase your risk of developing

Orbera Gastric Balloon – Noticeable Non-Surgical Weight Loss

Published on January 27, 2017

Surgical procedures like the vertical sleeve gastrectomy and the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass have proven to be safe and extremely effective at providing massive weight loss and have helped improved the lives of countless people. There are some people, however,

The Advantages That Gastric Sleeve Surgery Offers

Published on January 12, 2017

The variety of viable surgical weight-loss procedures available can be overwhelming when a person is searching for their best option. A vertical sleeve gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve surgery, is one of the most effective weight-loss procedures and comes