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The Factors That Increase Your Likelihood of Becoming Obese

Published on January 29, 2018
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A combination of multiple environmental and genetic factors are leading to the obesity epidemic in the United States. This obesity paradigm is not as simple as eating too much or not getting enough exercise. Currently, approximately 40% of all Americans

We Can Provide You with the Care and Support You Need This New Year

Published on January 4, 2018
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The new year is finally here. One of the most popular new year’s resolutions is committing to a healthier lifestyle. That means exercising regularly ad watching what you eat. One of the biggest struggles that people encounter when trying to

Why Choose Western Surgical Bariatric Center?

Published on December 29, 2017
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If you have been interested in undergoing bariatric surgery, you have probably done some research and have discovered the overwhelming number of providers who offer or specialize in bariatric surgery. It can be hard to find a doctor who you

Gastric Bypass Surgery: Why Do I Need to Take Oral Supplements for Life?

Published on November 29, 2017
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Gastric bypass surgery is a non-reversible procedure that produces significant changes in your digestive system. Before undergoing gastric bypass surgery, it is extremely important that you understand that the procedure will require a number of major permanent lifestyle changes. One

Obesity, Bariatric Surgery, and the Health of Your Heart

Published on November 22, 2017
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The heart is a muscular organ, and when it is forced to work hard, its muscles grow larger like the other muscles in your body do when you work them out. However, having large heart muscles doesn’t mean that your

How Do I Know Which Procedure Is Right for Me?

Published on November 6, 2017
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At Western Surgical Bariatric Center, we offer multiple options for weight-loss surgery. We understand that it can be difficult to know which procedure is right for you. That is why we perform a thorough medical evaluation. We take time to

Gastric Bypass Surgery and Long-Term Mortality

Published on October 19, 2017
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People who are considering undergoing gastric bypass surgery understand that it is a major surgical procedure that has a significant impact on their quality of life. However, many of these people are curious about how effective the procedure is and

Being Overweight Can Worsen the Symptoms of Your Acid Reflux

Published on October 5, 2017
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Obesity can exacerbate a number of unrelated medical issues being experienced by a single individual. According to the website Everyday Health, obesity is recognized as a cause of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also referred to as acid reflux, and has

The Link Between Obesity and Urinary Incontinence

Published on September 21, 2017
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Bariatric surgery can do much more than just lower your body weight. The effects of obesity can produce a number of unwanted medical issues that can severely degrade your quality of life. Multiple studies have found that undergoing bariatric procedures

The Risks Associated with Waiting to Undergo Bariatric Surgery

Published on August 31, 2017
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In the minds of some people, bariatric surgery seems like the final option, one they can hold off on until they go beyond a certain BMI or a certain weight. Bariatric surgery may seem like a “cure” for obesity, but