• What is the Recovery Time for Bariatric Surgery?

    Deciding to undergo bariatric surgery can be an important first step in your weight loss journey and can result in the reduction of 70% of your excess body weight within the first 2 years of undergoing the procedure. You may qualify for this life-transforming procedure if you are an individual of weight, have been unsuccessful at losing weight through diet and exercise alone, and have co-morbidities such as severe sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

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  • Will My Hernia Go Away on Its Own?

    A sensation of localized weakness in your abdominal or groin region, or a slight bulge in the same area may be an indication that you have developed a hernia. It is quite a common condition with more than 1 million hernia repairs being performed every year in the US alone.

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  • 3 Common Misconceptions About Bariatric Surgery

    Did you know that according to research studies published in leading medical journals, bariatric surgery is more effective than diet and exercise alone in helping severely obese individuals lose weight? Despite the obvious benefits of bariatric surgery, there are still several misconceptions regarding this life-changing procedure. Let us look at a few of these misconceptions to separate fact from fiction

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  • Healthy Eating Habits that Can Change Your Life

    Most people tend to think of disease in terms of absolutes – either you absolutely have the disease (such as high blood pressure, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorder, etc.) or you are perfectly healthy - but it is usually a long journey between not having a disease and having it. Healthy eating habits may help prevent or reverse disease processes that begin long before the actual manifestation of the disease.

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  • Are You at Risk for Gallstones?

    Gallstones are dreaded deposits of hardened bilirubin, cholesterol, and bile that can block your bile ducts causing severe abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, vomiting, high fever, and a potentially fatal infection. They usually occur when your body chemistry is thrown out of sync for a variety of reasons.

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