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5 Smart Ways to Prepare for Weight Loss Surgery

If you're finally getting ready for weight loss surgery, you have a long road ahead. Before going under the knife, you must prepare for your life after. Read on to learn how to prepare effectively for your weight loss procedure.
Nov 1st, 2022

The Link Between Obesity and GERD

GERD is a disease that causes your stomach contents to flow back into your esophagus. Several circumstances bring on this condition, including obesity. Keep reading to learn how losing weight helps you control your reflux symptoms.
Oct 4th, 2022

Who Is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Obesity creates a long list of health problems, but losing the extra pounds is complicated and frustrating. If you’re at your wit’s end, it’s time to consider weight loss surgery. Keep reading to find out if you’re a candidate for bariatric surgery.
Sep 1st, 2022

Understanding the Two Main Steps in Gastric Bypass

Obesity is one of the main causes of chronic disease. If you’ve tried losing weight without success, gastric bypass could help you finally get healthy. Keep reading to understand the main steps in gastric bypass surgery.
Jul 1st, 2022

Does Insurance Help with Weight Loss Surgery?

If you’re looking at bariatric surgery to get rid of excess weight and become healthier, you might be wondering how you’ll pay for it. Read on to find out if insurance covers bariatric surgery.
Jun 1st, 2022

Is GERD Keeping You Up at Night?

Is your sleep suffering because of reflux? You may be experiencing a condition called GERD. Obesity can increase your risk, so losing excess weight is essential. Keep reading to learn more about GERD, and what you can do to ease your symptoms.
Apr 1st, 2022

Considering Gastric Sleeve Surgery? Here's What You Should Know

When you’re in need of significant weight loss, your options are numerous. So how do you decide? When looking into bariatric surgery, the gastric sleeve is a good option. Keep reading to learn what you need to know before deciding on this procedure.
Mar 1st, 2022

Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous?

Snoring isn’t just a nuisance to your partner — it can actually be dangerous to your health. While snoring isn’t always a concern, it’s important to know when it’s a problem. Keep reading to learn why sleep apnea can be hazardous to your health.
Feb 1st, 2022

How Weight Loss Can Improve Your Gerd Symptoms

If you’re overweight and suffer from acid reflux, it could be due to a condition known as GERD, which leads to painful reflux after eating. But did you know that losing weight can help? Keep reading to learn how GERD is affected by weight loss.
Jan 1st, 2022

Will I Lose All My Excess Weight with Lap-Band® Surgery?

If you’re thinking of weight loss surgery, there are a lot of options out there. But if you’re looking for a good option with a high success rate, the Lap-Band® may be for you. Keep reading to learn how much weight you can lose with this procedure.
Dec 1st, 2021

How Do I Know if Bariatric Surgery is Right for Me?

When diet and exercise hasn’t worked to lose weight, you may feel like you’ll never get the perfect body. However, bariatric surgery could be just the ticket to a thinner you. Read on to learn if you would be a good candidate for weight loss surgery.
Nov 1st, 2021

The Importance of Exercise After Weight Loss

So you’ve recently lost weight; now you’re done, right? Unfortunately, weight loss requires maintenance to ensure you keep the pounds off. Part of that maintenance is regular exercise. Read on to learn why exercise is critical after losing weight.
Oct 1st, 2021

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

Losing Weight Lowers Your Risk of These Common Conditions

What if no matter what you try, or for how long, the scale refuses to budge? If your struggle with obesity has been long and arduous, it’s time you investigated some weight-loss options that are safe and super successful.
Sep 1st, 2019

What’s Included in Weight-Loss Surgery Aftercare?

Weight-loss surgery can produce dramatic, life-changing results, but long-term support is a critical part of your journey, too. Our aftercare program helps you win your lifelong battle with obesity.
Aug 2nd, 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

Sleeve Gastrectomy and BMI: Let’s Talk Numbers

When it comes to bariatric surgery of any kind, there are some general rules of thumb about body mass index (BMI) thresholds. But these rules aren’t as hard and fast as you might think.
Mar 15th, 2019