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Why is Losing Weight so Difficult? May 28th, 2020

Lose 10 pounds. Gain it back. Lose 15 pounds. Gain 17 back. What is the deal with weight loss?  If you seem to be stuck in a forever yo-yo cycle of weight loss and weight regain, you’ve probably struggled with feelings of exasperation and hopelessness. That’s completely normal; it can...

Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery Apr 22nd, 2020

Weight-loss surgery is a big deal: It’s exciting because you’re making a positive change in your life, but it can also feel scary. To help shake the nerves off, Dr. Robert Snow of Snow Bariatric Center recommends thorough preparation — both physically and mentally. Physically preparing for weight-loss surgery Everyone’s...

What to Expect During Your Gastric Sleeve Surgery Mar 4th, 2020

Gastric sleeve surgery is a weight-loss procedure for people who struggle with their bodyweight, which Dr. Robert Snow of Snow Bariatric Center usually reserves for patients who have a BMI of greater than 40 or who have 100 pounds of excess body weight. Dr. Snow may also recommend gastric sleeve...

5 Things You Should Know About Your BMI Feb 1st, 2020

Anyone who’s tried to lose weight before knows a thing or two about BMI. Doctors use it to get a snapshot of your health status, and it’s a great tool for measuring weight-loss progress. But some people either rely too heavily on this one marker or discount it completely —...

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

When chronic obesity is an issue, you may need to consider medical weight loss assistance in the form of bariatric surgery. This isn’t a single procedure, but rather a collection of related techniques that help you lose weight by limiting how much you can consume, changing the way your body...

6 Reasons to Make Weight Loss a Priority in the New Year Dec 1st, 2019

After the holiday season brings another year to a close, you can always rely on the new year to wipe the slate clean and give you a fresh start. This annual process of leaving unfulfilled intentions in the past makes it easier for pretty much everyone to envision brighter possibilities...

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

After weight loss surgery, it’s natural to be excited about returning to real life and showing off your new results. However, it’s important that you take the right steps and use caution.  Take a moment to learn more as Dr. Robert Snow of Snow Bariatric Center shares these six important...

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

Obesity is more than carrying around excess weight. Obesity, which is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, is considered a chronic disease. Unfortunately, nearly 40% of Americans fit into this category. If you’re one of them, we can help.  Dr. Robert Snow, at Snow...

Losing Weight Lowers Your Risk of These Common Conditions Sep 1st, 2019

The number on your scale not only says much about the current state of your health, but your future health as well. Being overweight or obese puts you at higher risk for a diverse array of diagnoses — some minor, others serious.  Dr. Robert Snow and our team at the...

What’s Included in Weight-Loss Surgery Aftercare? Aug 2nd, 2019

What’s Included in Weight-Loss Surgery Aftercare? You can expect to lose a significant amount of weight over a period of 18-24 months with weight-loss surgery. In addition to causing dramatic physical changes, your weight loss affects all aspects of your life. While you welcome the effects of your procedure, these...

Tips for Maintaining Your Weight-Loss Results Jul 23rd, 2019

Weight-loss surgery may be the best decision you’ve ever made for your life. Besides a slimmer waist, it can lower your high blood pressure and can even improve your arthritis. There are so many benefits. But if you’re not careful, you can easily undo all the positive changes. That’s why...

Surgical Weight Loss: Deciding Which Option Is Right for You Jun 12th, 2019

Trying to lose weight can be very frustrating. A combination of exercise and diet can help some people lose weight, but for others, it just isn’t enough. The good news is, there are a number of surgical weight loss options that can help you lose that stubborn weight and get...

Experiencing a Weight Loss Plateau? It May Be Time to Reset Your Gastric Sleeve Reset May 20th, 2019

You're doing your best to live a healthy lifestyle after your gastric band surgery. You’re going to the gym five times a week and you're watching what you eat. Maybe you’re even taking yoga or pilates. The point is, you’re being good. But the number on the scale isn't changing....

When is Gastric Band Revision Surgery Necessary Apr 1st, 2019

The gastric band procedure is a popular weight loss surgery for many reasons. Gastric band bariatric surgery is minimally invasive, can be reversed, and offers a 40-60% weight reduction with proper aftercare. Sometimes, however, results fall short for one or more reasons. Revision surgery gives you another chance at reaping...

Sleeve Gastrectomy and BMI: Let’s Talk Numbers Mar 15th, 2019

While we’re loath to start any conversation with scare tactics, when it comes to obesity, the numbers can’t be ignored. A person’s chances of developing life-threatening diseases jumps exponentially with each point over 30 in measuring body mass index (BMI). Luckily, there are solutions that deliver dramatic results, such as...

Added Benefit: Bariatric Surgery can Help Control Type 2 Diabetes Feb 4th, 2019

One of the first things you’ll likely hear when diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is that you need to make changes in your diet and exercise routine and, most importantly, lose weight. The link between excessive weight and type 2 diabetes has been clear for many decades. It’s easy to...