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How Does the LAP-BAND System Work?

Published on January 31, 2019

The LAP-BAND system has proven to be a highly effective tool in the fight against obesity. The LAP-BAND has helped countless individuals on their journey to living healthier lives since it was first approved by the FDA back in 2001.

Why Is the Gastric-Bypass Procedure Performed Laparoscopically?

Published on October 12, 2018

The gastric-bypass procedure can be very intensive. In order to minimize the trauma caused to the body by the procedure, the gastric-bypass procedure is performed laparoscopically. A laparoscope is a special tool made from fiber optic cables that is equipped

Treating Pre-Obese Patients with the Gastric Balloon

Published on August 23, 2018

In order to be considered obese, a person must have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. While people with a BMI of 28 or 29 may not be technically be considered obese, their current lifestyle indicates that

The Relationship Between Obesity and Depression

Published on July 19, 2018

There are times when your physical appearance and general health can cause issues with your mental health. A very common example of this is the relationship between obesity and depression. The medical condition of obesity or morbid obesity does not

How Bariatric Surgery Can Help to Reduce Your Healthcare Costs

Published on May 24, 2018

When most people think about the benefits of weight-loss surgery, they tend to only consider the health and quality of life benefits that the procedure provides. While these two things may be the primary benefits, there are other areas of

Preparing for Your Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Published on May 4, 2018

A lot of people tend to feel anxious prior to their gastric sleeve procedure. This is completely understandable. While we may not be able to completely keep your mind off of the surgery, there are some things we can do

Your Dedication Can Make All the Difference

Published on April 10, 2018

One of the biggest questions people have when it comes to bariatric surgery is “How effective is the procedure?” While we can provide a general idea of what to expect from the procedure, there are a number of other factors

What Is the Point of Weight-Loss Seminars?

Published on February 28, 2018

Choosing to undergo bariatric surgery is a big life decision and one that shouldn’t be made in a rush. You’ll probably have a lot of questions about the different procedures available and what to expect before, during, and after your

An Easy and Affordable Way to Get the Nutrients and Supplements You Need

Published on February 28, 2018

Life after bariatric surgery can take some time to adjust to. Your body will be going through a lot of changes, and you will need to make some significant changes to your lifestyle. One of these changes is the need

The Factors That Increase Your Likelihood of Becoming Obese

Published on January 29, 2018

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