• Is Gastric Bypass My Only Option for Weight Loss?
    Jun 30, 2014 | When most people think of weight loss surgery, they think immediately of gastric bypass - the most well-known surgery and certainly the procedure that is most associated with extreme weight loss. It’s not surprising when you consider that gastric bypass was the original weight loss surgical procedure and the procedure that has received the most attention over the years.... Full story
  • Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?
    Jun 30, 2014 | If you are overweight and have been struggling for many years in an effort to find something - anything - that can help you drop the pounds, you understand the frustration of fighting a battle over which you seem to have little control. One diet after another, exercise routines, a history of stopping and starting, and jumping on board the next fad that takes the internet by storm; all with the hope that this next thing will be the miracle that somehow changes your life...... Full story
  • What Are the Benefits of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy?
    May 28, 2014 | Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (also known as Gastric Sleeve surgery) is a procedure that involves reducing the size of the stomach into a small tube or sleeve shaped like a banana. It is done using a video camera and long surgical instruments that are inserted into the body through small incisions made in the abdomen.... Full story
  • Finding a LAP-BAND® Center for Obesity Surgery and Treatment
    May 28, 2014 | LAP-BAND® is an abbreviation for laparoscopic adjustable gastric band. It is an inflatable gadget made from silicone and it is used in the treatment of obesity. It is usually positioned on the upper part of the stomach to leave a small ‘pouch’ for the stomach. This reduces the amount of food that is ingested which helps with weight loss.... Full story
  • Financing Weight Loss Surgery
    May 28, 2014 | Many individuals actually have a difficult time losing weight. The strict exercise regime and specific diet plans just don't seem to work for them. Obesity can become life-threatening since it can lead to other conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and restricted function since movement becomes difficult. ... Full story
  • Does Weight-loss Surgery Lead to Better Health?
    May 28, 2014 | Obesity troubles many individuals and causes many other health problems, as well. Losing weight may prove to be a difficult task and conventional methods may take too long or not work at all. Weight-loss surgery has been around for many years and has been perfected over time offering great results to every patient.... Full story
  • Top Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery
    May 23, 2014 | Bariatric surgery procedures help people who are seriously overweight lose weight, but there is more to weight loss surgery than weight loss. The decision to have weight loss surgery can impact your life in a number of ways.... Full story
  • 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Weight Loss Surgery
    May 22, 2014 | The decision to undergo weight loss surgery is not an easy one to make. While weight loss surgery can help you lose weight and live a healthier life, it isn’t a quick fix, and it’s not for everyone.... Full story
  • Does a Low Price Indicate My Weight Loss Surgeon is Less Skilled?
    May 21, 2014 | More often than not charges have very little to do with the quality of service being offered. This also applies in the world of weight loss surgery. No surgeon is identical to another for many reasons and neither are the prices they charge.... Full story
  • Bariatric Surgery is a Safe, Effective Method for Treating Obesity
    May 21, 2014 | Obesity is a condition that may seem easy to overcome by conventional methods like a healthy diet and exercise. These methods may however not work for some individuals. It can be very distressing trying to lose weight over a long period of time to no avail. ... Full story
  • 10 Reasons to Consider Having Weight Loss Surgery
    Mar 31, 2014 | Losing weight isn’t easy, no matter your starting weight. Traditional diets fail most of the time. Statistics show that at least 95 percent of dieters will regain all of their weight loss plus about 10 pounds after five years.... Full story
  • What are my weight loss surgery options?
    Jan 28, 2014 | Patients considering weight loss surgery may be confused by the various options available. What are the differences between the main weight loss surgery options and how do you know which is best for you? ... Full story
  • Will insurance cover my weight loss surgery?
    Jan 17, 2014 | Covering the cost of weight loss surgery is a top concern for many patients. While a patient may realize the potential health benefits of weight loss surgery, whether or not insurance will cover the cost of the surgery can be a deciding factor. ... Full story
  • Using your FSA to pay for weight loss surgery
    Jan 03, 2014 | A flexible spending account (FSA) is a tax-exempt financial account that can be set up through your employer to help cover the cost of medical co-lays, prescriptions and medical procedures. If your employer offers a flexible spending plan, you can set aside up to $2,500 of pretax income to use toward medical, dental and vision expenses. ... Full story
  • The gift of food: How to politely decline food during the holidays without offending
    Dec 23, 2013 | Holiday traditions in America vary widely from one family to the next, but there is one thing that seems to be a constant theme in every American home: food. ... Full story

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