• Weight Loss Surgery - Finally Taking the Plunge
    Oct 02, 2014 | As advancements have continued to be made in weight loss surgery, it continues to be a popular choice for those who have struggled with their weight to no avail, regardless of the diets, programs, and other things they have tried. Weighing the risk of disease and even death related to obesity against a surgical procedure,... Full story
  • Weight Loss Surgery and Insurance Billing
    Oct 02, 2014 | Those who are considering undergoing weight loss surgery can be understandably overwhelmed by all the details surrounding a potential procedure. There’s the physical part of the surgery - preparing for it, undergoing it, recovering from it, and adopting a whole new lifestyle following it ... Full story
  • Why You Should Consider Weight Loss Surgery Options
    Oct 02, 2014 | Going through life with lots of extra pounds can be uncomfortable emotionally and physically. When it is time to seek out ways to effectively lose the weight while improving appearance, self-esteem, and health, there are options for weight loss surgery that can make the road ahead easier to traverse... Full story
  • When to Seek Out a Weight Loss Surgeon
    Oct 01, 2014 | One step forward, three steps back. That’s the typical story for folks who battle obesity on a daily basis. Losing weight isn’t always an easy prospect and sometimes no matter how hard a person tries, the efforts just aren’t successful. This is when a weight loss surgeon can offer expert guidance to help ensure those steps forward aren’t negated by backwards momentum.... Full story
  • What to Expect from Revisional Bariatric Surgery
    Oct 01, 2014 | Going in for weight loss surgery one time can be frightening enough. After all, most surgical options for weight loss are irreversible and they alter the body in an effort to help patients lose weight and keep it off. But, what happens when the first go around just doesn’t work quite right or have the desired effects?... Full story
  • What to Expect from a Weight Loss Clinic
    Oct 01, 2014 | Making an appointment at a weight loss clinic is a big step toward a healthier, leaner life. That doesn’t mean the step is easy to take or that you’ll walk through the door entirely sure what you’re getting yourself into. If you’ve decided you just can’t go it alone with losing weight, a weight loss clinic might have the right solution for you, but it can help if you know what to expect during your visit.... Full story
  • The Benefits of Lap Band Surgery
    Oct 01, 2014 | The impacts of obesity on the body can be devastating over the long haul. From heart disease and diabetes to loss of self-esteem and even the development of certain types of cancer, the consequences can be severe. If it’s time to get a handle on weight, there are options. ... Full story
  • 3 Reasons to Consider Bariatric Surgery
    Aug 28, 2014 | Surgery of any type is serious business that calls for major research before moving forward. If obesity is a lasting concern, however, there are some pretty compelling reasons to consider bariatric surgery to help make the pounds come off faster and stay away long-term. ... Full story
  • Recovery from Weight Loss Surgery
    Aug 28, 2014 | Weight loss surgery puts the tools for weight loss in the hands of people who are ready to take back control of their life, lose the weight, and get healthy. What most people who have come to this decision have realized, weight loss surgery is not a magic pill for getting skinny.... Full story
  • Peer Support Following Weight Loss Surgery
    Aug 25, 2014 | As a culture, we are relatively comfortable with seeking out emotional support in a variety of situations. Whether we have addiction issues, are going through a transition in life, or are struggling with grief or another issue that is posing an emotional challenge, we have been taught to turn to therapists and support groups to help us navigate through this time in our life. There is no difference when it comes to those who are undergoing weight loss surgery. While surgery of this kind is certainly a physical journey, it is much more than that. ... Full story
  • Choosing a Weight Loss Surgeon
    Aug 25, 2014 | So you’ve struggled with obesity for many years of your life and now - having been unsuccessful with multiple attempts at diets and currently struggling with a host of conditions that are related to your weight - you’ve decided that surgery is your best option for losing weight and getting healthy. Certainly, no one enters into the decision for weight loss surgery lightly. There are many decisions to make including whether or not you are up for the procedure itself, the recovery that takes place after, and the lifestyle changes that must be made in order to achieve and maintain weight loss goals. Ultimately, your choice of doctor will make the biggest difference in your surgery experience, recovery, and life following surgery.... Full story
  • Managing Diabetes with Weight Loss Surgery
    Aug 22, 2014 | Obesity, in and of itself, is a physical and emotional challenge. But what many people don’t remember is that obesity is also connected to an extensive range of conditions including high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes, just to name a few. Those who make the decision to have weight loss surgery often do so - not just because of the weight itself - but because of a condition that they have developed because of the weight. When weighing the decision to undergo a surgery - not a small thing - against the risk of living with a potentially damaging and life-threatening condition, many people find that surgery is the right decision.... Full story
  • Preparing for Bariatric Surgery
    Aug 22, 2014 | You’ve made the decision to have bariatric surgery - whether it’s the Lap-Band surgery, gastric bypass, or sleeve gastrectomy - and now it’s time to get ready for the big event. Like anyone else in your position, you are likely feeling a combination of excitement and anxiety. The most important thing at this time is making sure that you are knowledgeable about what is going to happen next. ... Full story
  • Supporting Weight Loss After Surgery
    Aug 20, 2014 | If you’ve made the decision to have weight loss surgery, you likely understand the details about the procedure you’re about to undergo including the preparation, the surgery itself, and the recovery process. What is crucial for weight loss surgery patients to understand, however, is that the road to weight loss does not begin and end with the surgery itself. The surgery is a tool to help patients lose weight. But what they do with that tool is up to them and will ultimately determine if they are successful.... Full story
  • Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for Me?
    Aug 20, 2014 | Those struggling with obesity understand the daily challenges that being overweight can bring to their daily life. There are mobility issues, a physical impact that includes the risk of developing a variety of co-morbid conditions, and, just as important, the emotional fallout from being overweight in a world that so values a lean, healthy body. By the time they are adults, many overweight people have tried dozens of diets and, in the end, wind up back where they were before because they are unable to manage the changes that need to be made to maintain long-term success. ... Full story

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