A new video series explores the factors that have created a “perfect storm” for the obesity epidemic. Learn how to maintain a healthy weight, whether or not you choose weight loss surgery.
Women in their 20s and 30s who have weight loss surgery surgery are often surprised to find they are pregnant very soon after surgery. Although an improved love life may be a partial explanation, research indicates that bariatric surgery can actually increase a woman’s chances of conceiving.
Junk food and fast food may be as addictive as hard drugs, which might explain why obesity rates continue to rise. Learn how to kick the habit, and how our new Pouch Rules class can help you get back on track if the pounds start to creep on again!
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that bariatric surgery helps patients manage both type 2 diabetes and heart disease, even long-term.
Weight loss surgery can be more effective than standard treatments for type 2 diabetes, according to new research findings.
Two new clinical trials have demonstrated that bariatric surgery brings about dramatically greater improvement of blood sugar control in obese diabetics than standard medical intervention. One of the studies was conducted in the United States and the [...]
Yes, you can enjoy eating out after weight loss surgery! Many pre-op patients are concerned about how bariatric surgery might effect their social life. The good news is, you can still dine out with family and friends—and you don’t need to order from the children’s menu or show one of those silly cards explaining that [...]
Lap-Band fills are critical to the success of gastric banding surgery. Learn why this part of the the follow-up protocol is so important, how often it’s necessary, and what to expect during a Lap-Band fill procedure.
People who are overweight gain up to 5 pounds on average during the holidays. Find out how weight loss surgery can help you overcome obesity and nip holiday weight gain in the bud.
Patients who undergo weight loss surgery frequently have a history of emotional eating. They eat to manage sometimes difficult feelings, such as loneliness, boredom, anger, grief and insecurity. For some, emotional eating is a habit; for others, it’s an addiction.
If this describes your past experience, then you should be aware of the changes that take [...]