Blog Articles

Am I a Candidate for Lap-Band®?

Trying to lose weight to no avail can lead you to consider options like bariatric surgery. While weight-loss surgeries like Lap-Band® have impressive success rates, these procedures aren’t for everyone. Find out who’s eligible for Lap-Band.

Nov 3rd, 2020
How to Maintain Weight Loss through the Holidays

Every year, the holiday season arrives and catastrophically sets back weight loss progress for millions of people. With the right strategies, you can avoid holiday weight gain while still enjoying yourself.

Oct 7th, 2020
Is Weight-Loss Surgery Effective Long Term?

Weight-loss surgery is presently the best fix for persistent obesity, but it’s not a miracle cure, and it’s not a one-and-done deal. Learn about the long-term results of different weight-loss surgeries and how to make bariatric surgery work for you.

Sep 6th, 2020
Gastric Bypass vs. Gastric Sleeve: What's the Difference?

When researching weight loss surgery, the options can feel overwhelming and you may have a hard time deciding which surgery you should pursue. Here, learn about the main pros and cons of gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgeries.

Jul 22nd, 2020
Emotional Support and Bariatric Surgery

Though bariatric surgery can result in profound positive outcomes, it may also result in some unexpected emotional challenges. With the right support network, you can tackle those challenges head-on for the best results.

Jun 18th, 2020
Why is Losing Weight so Difficult?

You don’t need us to tell you that losing weight is hard, or that experiencing yo-yo weight is far from fun. What you do need to know are the underlying reasons why losing weight is so hard — here are three big ones.

May 28th, 2020
Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery

As your weight-loss surgery approaches, you’re probably wondering how to prepare. You’ll get comprehensive instructions from your surgeon, but these general guidelines can start you off on the right foot.

Apr 22nd, 2020
What to Expect During Your Gastric Sleeve Surgery

If you’ve qualified for gastric sleeve surgery, you’re probably wondering what’s next — how to prepare, what happens during surgery, and what the recovery process is like. Here’s what to expect.

Mar 4th, 2020
5 Things You Should Know About Your BMI

There are BMI evangelists and BMI haters. In reality, you shouldn’t be on either side: BMI is important and helpful, but it’s not the end-all, be-all. These five facts about your BMI can help you understand when to look to BMI for guidance.

Feb 1st, 2020
Myths You Need to Know About Lap-Band® Surgery

Bariatric surgery as a way of combating obesity is sometimes controversial and full of popular misconceptions. The Lap-Band® approach is one of several such procedures, and its use is surrounded by unfounded myths.

Jan 1st, 2020
6 Reasons to Make Weight Loss a Priority in the New Year

If you’re among the 70% of adults in the United States who are overweight or obese, you have a lot to gain by simply losing a few pounds. Here are a few good reasons why you should make weight loss a priority in the new year.

Dec 1st, 2019
Tips for Recovering From Weight Loss Surgery Quickly

If you recently had weight loss surgery, you may be wondering about the best ways to have a speedy and successful recovery. Dr. Robert Snow has several recommendations for making you feel better as soon as possible from any weight loss surgery.

Nov 1st, 2019
Myths and Facts About Surgical Weight Loss

You’ve undoubtedly heard some stories about surgical weight loss. Are they all true? How do you decipher the myths from the facts when it comes to weight-loss surgery? Read on to learn about some myths and facts surrounding bariatric surgery.

Oct 1st, 2019
Tips for Maintaining Your Weight-Loss Results

You’ve taken a huge step in your commitment to a healthier life by choosing weight-loss surgery, but now you face the challenge of keeping it off. Here are some important tips for maintaining your new lifestyle.

Jul 23rd, 2019
Surgical Weight Loss: Deciding Which Option Is Right for You

If you are very overweight and haven't dropped those pounds using diet and exercise, you may want to consider surgical weight loss. Learn about the many different types of surgical weight loss procedures available today and which one is right for you.

Jun 12th, 2019
When is Gastric Band Revision Surgery Necessary

For many of the men and women who have undergone gastric band surgery, it’s been the answer for successful weight loss. For some, results have stalled or been less than expected. A gastric band revision procedure may be the solution.

Apr 1st, 2019