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  • Preparing for Your Loved One’s Weight Loss Surgery
    Oct 17, 2014 | Weight loss surgery can certainly be a scary prospect if you are undergoing it yourself. But when a loved one is preparing for such surgery, it can be even more unnerving for those who want to offer their support but don’t know what is appropriate.... Full story
  • Ask The Expert: Dr. Nick Answers 10 FAQ About Weight Loss Surgery
    Oct 16, 2014 | Have you been considering weight loss surgery to help you reach your weight loss goals and live a healthier lifestyle? If you’ve given any thought to weight loss surgery, you probably have some questions about the procedures available. Here are answers to 10 frequently asked questions about bariatric surgery from Dr. Nick. ... Full story
  • Fatty Liver Disease and Obesity
    Oct 14, 2014 | Most of us understand how much pressure obesity puts on the body as a whole. This type of extra weight causes the body to work much harder than it was meant to just to perform simple functions. As a result, the organs of the body can suffer significant damage, including the liver.... Full story
  • Changing the Way You Sleep Through Weight Loss Surgery
    Oct 14, 2014 | There are so many side-effects that occur as a result of obesity, including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatty liver disease, acid reflex, and even cancer and infertility. And, of course, there is the fallout in day-to-day life - the lack of mobility and the activities that often have to be skipped because of the inability to move freely and/or the lack of energy that so often accompanies obesity. One other way that obesity affects daily life is its impact on sleep. Many people with obesity also suffer from sleep disorders including sleep apnea, a dangerous condition that can even be life-threatening.... Full story
  • Comparing Weight Loss Surgery and Liposuction
    Oct 14, 2014 | Those who struggle with obesity have likely considered every procedure, diet, and more to help them lose the weight. For most of us, there’s not a fad diet we have not tried, a surgery we have not considered, or an exercise plan we have not undertaken. In the end, for whatever our own personal reasons, we have not been able to find success in losing the weight or we have not been able to maintain these new standards for health.... Full story
  • Heart Disease and Obesity
    Oct 14, 2014 | Carrying extra weight puts enormous pressure on your body, causing it to work harder to perform routine functions. Everything is working overtime including your heart. So it’s not surprising that heart disease is a common condition associated with obesity.... Full story
  • The Outcome of Your Weight Loss Surgery
    Oct 02, 2014 | A struggle with weight is a very personal journey with very personal circumstances. So it’s not surprising that weight loss surgery can impact each person very differently. Patients who enter into the decision to pursue weight loss surgery hopefully do so with the knowledge that such surgery is not a quick fix and that work must be done on their end to not only... Full story
  • 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

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