Bariatric Surgery


Skin removal surgery: What you need to know

People who accomplish weight loss of 100 pounds or more – whether surgically or not – achieve a significant milestone in improving their long-term health. But they often discover an unpleasant side effect. After such extreme weight loss, folds of loose skin often hang from the arms, legs, stomach and/or breasts. This extra skin is...
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Healthy snack ideas for kids (and adults!)

When the kids roll in from school, often the first words out of their mouths are, “I’m hungry!” So what’s a parent to do when it comes to balancing hearty young appetites with the pursuit of good health? Here are some tips:
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Most common vitamin deficiencies after bariatric surgery

One of the most common complications after bariatric surgery is vitamin deficiencies. 
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Keys to success after bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgeons are often given too much credit for the remarkable successes that patients demonstrate after bariatric surgery.
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Bariatric surgery and exercise

Physical activity is defined as movement of one’s body produced by the contraction of skeletal muscle which increases energy used above the basal level of activity (household, transportation, occupational and leisure time).
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Heart disease and bariatric surgery

When patients seek bariatric surgical care, often this is prompted by medical conditions that have developed as they experienced an increase in body weight and BMI (their medical comorbidities). Although patients may be familiar with many of these medical issues, one set of issues is often overlooked but is related to heart disease. Many published studies...
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Is obesity surgery right for me?

Obesity is a disease. In June 2013, the American Medical Association officially recognized obesity as a disease process, a fact so blatantly obvious that many patients who suffer from obesity were not surprised in the least. In South Carolina, the obesity rate is close to 30% of the population, which translates to roughly 1.4 million citizens...
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Ever danced with a bariatric surgeon?

Zumba, Latin slang for buzz like a bee, isn’t only fun to say, but is fun to do! It is a Latin dancercise, which includes several different rhythms (Merengue, Salsa, Cha-Cha, Cumbia, belly dancing and so much more). If you love fun, lively music and dance, it is a must try! It is a great...
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