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How Does Lap-Band® Help You Lose Weight?

When you’re severely obese, it’s important to your health to cut the excess weight. Diet and exercise don’t always work, which is why bariatric surgery may be the key. Keep reading to learn how the Lap-Band® can help you shed the pounds for good.

Sep 1st, 2021
How Should I Eat After Bariatric Surgery?

Weight loss surgery is a great tool for shedding excess pounds, but how do you keep them off? The way you eat is very important to postsurgery success. Keep reading to learn how to eat after bariatric surgery.

Aug 1st, 2021
Gastric Sleeve Results: What to Expect

Are you sick of feeling uncomfortable in your own skin? If so, weight loss surgery can help. The gastric sleeve is a safe way to lose weight and regain confidence. Keep reading to learn more about this surgery and what to expect after your procedure.

Jul 11th, 2021
How Long Does it Take to Recover from Weight Loss Surgery?

So you’ve finally scheduled your weight loss procedure — now what? It’s important to know what happens after you go home in the weeks after your surgery. Keep reading to learn what you can expect when recovering from a weight loss procedure.

Jun 8th, 2021
How Obesity Affects Your Overall Health

Being overweight not only hurts your self-esteem, it also has dramatic effects on your health. If you're worried about possible complications of obesity, keep reading to learn how you can avoid them.

May 6th, 2021
Where Do You Fall on the BMI Scale?

Being overweight increases your risk of certain health problems. Your body mass index (BMI) is an important indicator of problems down the road. Keep reading to learn more about where you should be on the BMI scale.

Apr 12th, 2021
Which Weight Loss Procedure is Right for Me?

When you're severely overweight, your self esteem isn't the only thing that suffers — so does your health. But getting rid of extra pounds can feel impossible. That’s where weight loss surgery comes in. Find out which one is for you.

Mar 10th, 2021
Understanding Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

Are you considering weight loss surgery? There are many surgical options, so how do you know which one to choose? Keep reading to learn more about endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty.

Feb 9th, 2021
The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Excess Weight

Of all the reasons to lose weight, not many people think of a good night’s sleep. However, excess body weight can seriously impact your sleep at night, whether you realize it or not. Learn how your body weight might be causing sleep apnea.

Jan 13th, 2021
Does Insurance Cover Weight Loss Surgery?

Looking into weight loss surgery can cause some serious sticker shock. Luckily, your health insurance might pick up the bill — at least some of it. Find out what it costs to get weight loss surgery and how you can get your insurance to cover it.

Dec 9th, 2020
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