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Your Complete Guide to Bariatric Surgery Preparation

Are you considering weight loss surgery? Perhaps you’ve scheduled your surgery and signed on the dotted line. Congratulations on taking this step toward better health. Learn what’s involved in preparing for your bariatric surgery.
Sep 1st, 2023

Benefits of Robotic Surgery

Today’s surgical methods have come a long way from those even a few decades ago. Learn about the benefits of robotic surgery and the types of operations that we can perform with this type of surgery today.
Jun 5th, 2023

A Closer Look at Your Gallbladder and What Can Go Wrong

Your gallbladder plays a key role in your digestive system, helping to process the food you eat. But sometimes things can go wrong. Learn about the signs of gallbladder problems and why you should address them quickly.
May 1st, 2023

Stop Ignoring Acid Reflux and Do This Instead

Is your acid reflux out of control? You may be able to quell that persistent heartburn and burning acid rising in your throat with some lifestyle changes and new eating habits.
Apr 10th, 2023

Immediate Benefits of Gastric Sleeve

Has the time come to take a life-changing step to improve your health? Weight loss surgery such as the gastric sleeve procedure has many benefits, and it’s about more than losing weight.
Mar 14th, 2023

Recognizing the Early Signs of Sleep Apnea

Is it hard to get out of bed in the morning even when you’re looking forward to the day? If you think you get plenty of sleep at night but you’re chronically sleepy during the daytime, you may have undiagnosed sleep apnea.
Feb 13th, 2023

How to Manage Your Appetite After Gastric Bypass

Are you scheduled for weight loss surgery? You’ll need to develop new eating habits after a gastric bypass. Learn more about how to manage your appetite without resorting to unhealthy foods post-surgery.
Jan 9th, 2023

5 Surprising Benefits of Healthy Weight Control

Pick up two 10-pound weights and start carrying them through the house. That’s what 20 extra pounds feels like. Just imagine how that affects your health. Lower your risk of serious illness by controlling your weight.
Dec 12th, 2022

Should I Have My Gallbladder Removed?

Have your heartburn and gas turned into recurring problems? Perhaps nausea is a new symptom. You could have gallstones, and if you do, you need to know when it’s time to have your gallbladder removed.
Oct 11th, 2022

Do I Qualify for Weight Loss Surgery?

Are you thinking about weight loss surgery? Perhaps you’re envisioning a new you at a normal weight. Learn more about the requirements for undergoing weight loss surgery.
Aug 7th, 2022

What's Causing My Terrible Acid Reflux?

Do you have acid reflux? Is it getting worse? You want to know what’s causing it. It’s time to investigate why your reflux is so uncontrolled and what you can do about it.
May 1st, 2022

How the Gallbladder Works in Your Body

Your abdomen contains important organs, one of which is your gallbladder. Learn more about the function of your gallbladder and common symptoms of gallbladder disease.
Apr 3rd, 2022

2 Types of Hernias and What to Do About Them

That bulge and pain in your groin may be a hernia. Do all hernias require surgery or will they heal on their own? Learn about two common types of hernias and treatment for them.
Feb 1st, 2022

8 Symptoms of Acid Reflux

Has heartburn been a problem for you recently? You may have acid reflux. Learn the symptoms, some of which are not so common, so you can stop it in its tracks.
Jan 4th, 2022

Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous?

Do you snore at night and wake up tired? Your snoring may be a signal that you have a medical condition called sleep apnea. Learn how sleep apnea can affect your general health.
Dec 8th, 2021

I'm Really Struggling To Get My Excess Weight Off

If you’ve been overweight or obese for some time, you know how hard it is to try to lose those pounds. Weight loss surgery is a solution that can improve your health as well as help you slim down.
Nov 2nd, 2021

5 Ways Sleep Apnea Treatment Can Improve Your Life

Are you always tired when you wake up in the morning instead of feeling refreshed? Does your sleep apnea keep you feeling drowsy during the day? Learn how sleep apnea treatment can change your life.
Aug 4th, 2021

When to Consider a Duodenal Switch

Do you have a long-lasting weight problem that you haven’t been able to conquer? It might be time to consider a duodenal switch, a surgical procedure that results in significant weight loss.
Jul 7th, 2021

What to Expect During Your LINX Procedure

Has your acid reflux progressed in its severity so that you experience burning pain almost every time you eat dinner? The minimally invasive LINX® procedure can help end these painful symptoms.
Jun 15th, 2021

Does Your Bariatric Surgery Need a Revision?

You had bariatric surgery to help control your weight. But life happens, and you may be in the 10- 20% or more of patients who need a bariatric revision. Here’s what you need to know.
May 1st, 2021

The Difference Between Heartburn and Acid Reflux

Do you sometimes experience heartburn’s fiery pain in your chest after you eat a big meal? Perhaps fatty food sets it off. If it’s chronic, you may have a more serious condition called acid reflux.
Apr 1st, 2021

Vitamins to Support Your Weight Loss

Are you thinking about weight loss surgery? Perhaps you’ve already scheduled it. It’s important to take vitamins both before and after the surgery to ensure proper nutrition and your best health
Mar 1st, 2021

How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Sex Life

Being diagnosed with sleep apnea may have given you an answer for why you’re so fatigued during the day. But did you know that it also affects your sex life?
Feb 1st, 2021

Help! I Need to Lose Weight

Christmas treats everywhere made it almost impossible to lose weight over the holidays, or even maintain your weight. Now is the perfect time to investigate weight loss surgery. A new year can bring a new you.
Jan 1st, 2021

Lifestyle Changes to Manage Acid Reflux

After you eat a big meal, do you often get a severe pain in your upper chest? Perhaps food comes back up into your throat and you feel a burning sensation. You may have acid reflux.
Oct 15th, 2020

Struggling with Obesity? 3 Weight Loss Surgeries to Consider

Is struggling with obesity a constant battle that wears you down? If diets haven’t worked for you, there are several options for weight loss surgery you can consider. Learn more about these procedures, which can help you get your life back.
Sep 9th, 2020

Daytime Sleepiness and Sleep Apnea

Do you find yourself nodding off in meetings? Perhaps you wake up in the morning still feeling tired. Your daytime sleepiness could be caused by sleep apnea.
Jul 10th, 2020

Risk Factors for Gallbladder Disease

If you’re having digestive problems, it could be a sign of gallbladder disease. The condition worsens if left untreated. Seeking relief quickly helps ensure you don’t develop complications.
Jun 24th, 2020

Acid Reflux vs. GERD: What Are the Differences?

Have you had a lot of heartburn lately? When heartburn becomes a common complaint, see a doctor. You may have acid reflux or a condition called GERD. Learn what you can do to prevent these problems before they cause serious medical complications.
May 12th, 2020

Do I Still Have to Diet If I Have Lap Band Surgery?

Diets haven’t worked and now you’re considering weight loss surgery. Lap band is the least invasive type of surgical procedure for weight loss. You eat less, but what you consume is most important.
Mar 3rd, 2020

The Link Between Obesity and Sleep Apnea

Is it hard for you to get a good night’s sleep? Feeling sleep-deprived can lead to overeating. You may have undiagnosed sleep apnea, a major risk factor for obesity.
Feb 3rd, 2020

When to Consider Bariatric Surgery to Protect Your Heart

If you’re obese, bariatric surgery offers a way to shed excess weight. But did you know it also offers significant protection against cardiovascular disease? Read on to learn when to consider bariatric surgery to protect your heart.
Dec 4th, 2019

Failed Weight-Loss Surgery? Learn Your Revision Options

If you’re disappointed with the results of your weight-loss surgery or you’ve regained some of the weight you initially lost, there’s still hope. Find out more about your revision options and how you can achieve long-term success.
Oct 2nd, 2019

When Does a Hiatal Hernia Require Surgery?

A hiatal hernia is a common condition affecting about 3 in 5 people at some point in their lives. Learn how to spot the symptoms before the problem progresses, and when it’s time to consider surgery.
Sep 24th, 2019

Remarkable Benefits of Robotic Surgery

If you need general or bariatric surgery, you’re no doubt trying to learn as much as you can about the procedure. Robotic surgery provides several advantages over traditional surgery. Here are the differences.
Aug 6th, 2020