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Chronic Fatigue? Gastric Sleeve May Be the Answer

Excessive sleepiness can make life difficult, especially when you’re trying to lose weight. Learn about the link between obesity and chronic fatigue and why gastric sleeve surgery may be the solution you need.
May 1st, 2023

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is pretty common and many people don’t even realize how complicated the condition can get. Learn why you shouldn’t ignore acid reflux symptoms and when to consider weight loss surgery as a treatment option.
Apr 1st, 2023

Why Sleep Makes a Difference in Weight Control

If it seems like you can’t lose weight or gain weight too easily, your sleep may be to blame. Learn how sleep apnea and other sleep disorders affect your weight control and what you can do about it.
Feb 1st, 2023

When to Consider a Gastric Sleeve to Manage Hypertension

If you’re obese and not able to control your blood pressure levels with medications, it may be time to consider the benefits of gastric sleeve surgery. Learn how this type of weight loss surgery can lower your risk for hypertension complications.
Jan 1st, 2023

Meal Prep Ideas to Make the Most of Your Gastric Sleeve

If you didn’t do much meal prep before your gastric sleeve surgery, you’ll become a master after your procedure. Learn some quick meal prep ideas to support weight loss and protect your health after bariatric surgery.
Nov 1st, 2022

Serious Health Consequences that Are Linked to Diabetes

An estimated 37.3 million Americans have diabetes and are at increased risk for nerve damage, heart disease, and other serious health consequences the condition can cause. Learn why weight loss surgery might be part of your treatment plan.
Oct 4th, 2022

Help! My Spouse Belches All the Time

If you cringe every time you hear your spouse belching at the dinner table, it’s time to encourage them to seek medical attention. Learn what causes belching and how bariatric surgery may be a treatment option to consider.
Sep 1st, 2022

Sleep Apnea Waking You Up at Night?

Sleep apnea disturbs the sleep of an estimated 30 million Americans. If you’re often tired or frustrated by frequent wakeups during the night, it may be time to consider weight loss strategies or bariatric surgery.
Aug 1st, 2022

Will a Hernia Heal on its Own?

Hernias can be a painful condition that limits what you can do physically. Learn more about the different types of hernias and why you’ll probably need surgery to repair one.
Jul 1st, 2022

Try These Tips to Prevent Acid Reflux

If you’re bothered by persistent heartburn or a sour taste in your mouth, it’s time to do something about acid reflux. Learn ways you can prevent acid reflux and how bariatric surgery can help.
Jun 1st, 2022

3 Types of Weight Loss Surgeries to Consider

When your weight puts you at risk for chronic illnesses that compromise your health, it may be time to consider bariatric surgery. Learn more about the different types of weight loss surgeries available to find one that’s right for you.
May 1st, 2022

What’s the Best Diet for Me?

Diet advice is available just about everywhere you look - magazines, websites, and television commercials. If you’re not sure what to believe about choosing the right diet, here are some tips to get you started.
Apr 1st, 2022

Lifestyle Tips for Living with Diabetes

Living with diabetes requires diligent care and lifestyle changes that support stability in your blood sugar levels. Learn some lifestyle tips that you can start using today to keep your Type 2 diabetes under control.
Mar 6th, 2022

Are Lap-Band Results Permanent?

The Lap-Band® weight loss system offers weight loss results that improve your health and your appearance. Learn more about how this treatment works and how long your results can last.
Feb 6th, 2022

Orbera Intragastric Balloon: How Does It Work?

Dropping weight isn’t an easy task. Some people need a bit of extra help. If you need to lose weight but aren’t ready for surgery, you may be a candidate for treatment with the non-surgical Orbera Intragastric Balloon.
Jan 4th, 2022

All About the Gastric Sleeve

If you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes or other obesity-related conditions, you may benefit from gastric sleeve surgery. Find out how a gastric sleeve works and if it’s the right type of bariatric surgery for your weight loss goals.
Nov 7th, 2021

Sleep Apnea Increases Your Risk for These Six Conditions

Don’t discount the effects of sleep apnea on your health. The breathing disruptions sleep apnea causes can be long-term and serious. Learn more about the complications this sleep disorder can cause and how bariatric surgery can help.
Aug 22nd, 2021

I’m Struggling to Lose Weight

If stepping on the scale is a constant disappointment, you’re not alone. There are many people who struggle to lose weight and keep it off in the long term. Find out what might be interfering with your weight loss and how bariatric surgery can help.
Jul 8th, 2021

Understanding Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy can have long-term consequences if not prevented. Learn how bariatric surgery can help reduce your risk for physical disability, blindness, and other diabetes-related complications.
Jun 8th, 2021

Are 1 of These 5 Things Causing Your Acid Reflux?

Your weight, your diet, and your lifestyle all contribute to your risk for acid reflux. Learn what’s at the heart of acid reflux and how you can reduce your risk through lifestyle changes and bariatric surgery.
May 10th, 2021

Gastric Sleeve Surgery and Hypertension

Your weight plays a role in your overall health, including your blood pressure. If you’re obese and have hypertension, gastric sleeve surgery might be a solution for managing your blood pressure and improving your overall health.
Apr 12th, 2021

Complications of Sleep Apnea

Snoring isn’t the only risk you face with obstructive sleep apnea. Learn how this nighttime breathing disorder can increase your risk for heart disease, stroke, and other serious health complications.
Mar 8th, 2021

Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Reducing the size of your stomach with gastric sleeve surgery can provide both immediate and long-term health benefits. Learn how a gastric sleeve works and how you can benefit from this popular bariatric surgery.
Feb 9th, 2021

Immediate Health Benefits After Losing Your First 10 Pounds

Could a small weight loss really make a difference? Learn how losing just 10 pounds of excess weight can revitalize your physical health and sexual stamina while reducing your risk for diabetes, joint disease, and other chronic conditions.
Jan 1st, 2021

Gastric Sleeve Surgery and Type 2 Diabetes

Losing weight is an important part of controlling Type 2 diabetes. If you’re not able to lose weight on your own, you may benefit from a gastric sleeve, an effective type of weight loss surgery.
Dec 1st, 2020

Can Gastric Sleeve Surgery Improve Your Energy?

Persistent fatigue, difficulties exercising, and acid reflux are just some of the side effects of obesity. Learn how gastric sleeve surgery can help you lose weight, boost your energy levels, and cut your risk factors for chronic diseases.
Oct 7th, 2020

When Does Your Acid Reflux Need Medical Attention?

The burning and belching associated with acid reflux isn’t only uncomfortable, it can lead to long-term health complications. Learn more about the warning signs of chronic acid reflux and how bariatric surgery can help.
Sep 17th, 2020

The Many Benefits of a Gastric Balloon for Weight Loss

If you’re looking to lose weight and adopt healthier eating habits without the risks of surgery, the gastric balloon procedure may be right for you. Learn how the gastric balloon helps you shed unwanted pounds without incisions, scars, or downtime.
Aug 21st, 2020

How Do I Know If I Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea does more than just interfere with your ability to get a good night’s sleep. If left untreated, it can lead to a number of serious health problems. Here’s how we can help.
Jul 29th, 2020

How Weight Loss Decreases Complications of Diabetes

Being overweight puts excess stress on your joints and your overall health. Learn how bariatric surgery can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related complications, so you can live a healthier, more active life.
Jun 22nd, 2020

8 Symptoms of Acid Reflux

Persistent heartburn and a sour taste in your mouth are just two of the most common symptoms of acid reflux. Learn more about the other signs that may indicate you have acid reflux and how bariatric surgery can help.
May 6th, 2020

Is Gastric Banding Surgery Safe?

Gastric banding is an effective way to lose an excessive amount of weight safely. Find out how this type of bariatric surgery works and if it’s a safe option for your or your loved one.
Apr 16th, 2020

How Surgery Can Fix Tough to Treat Acid Reflux

Bariatric surgery is highly effective in relieving symptoms of a variety of health conditions, including chronic acid reflux. Learn how weight affects your risk for reflux and how surgery can help.
Mar 9th, 2020

The Difference Between Gastric Bypass and Gastric Banding

The many choices available today in bariatric surgery can make it difficult to choose the right option for you. Learn more about the differences between gastric bypass surgery and gastric banding to make the right choice on your weight loss journey.
Feb 21st, 2020

It’s Not Just Snoring: The Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Your snoring may be the first warning sign you have underlying health issues, like sleep apnea. Learn how disrupted sleep can lead to chronic disease and even how your weight may be playing a role.
Dec 1st, 2019

How Gastric Sleeve Surgery Reduces Chronic Pain

Obesity and chronic pain often go hand-in-hand. If you need help losing weight to relieve chronic pain, you may qualify for the popular gastric sleeve surgery. Learn more about the gastric sleeve procedure and how it can ease your pain.
Nov 1st, 2019

Losing Weight Lowers Your Risk for These Chronic Conditions

Shedding extra weight can go a long way in protecting your overall health. When you’re finding it difficult to lose weight or struggling with an obesity-related disability, it’s time to consider the benefits of weight loss surgery.
Oct 1st, 2019

Help Your Type 2 Diabetes Through Weight Loss Surgery

Left untreated, Type 2 diabetes can cause significant disabling side effects. If obesity has caused your diabetes, bariatric surgery can help you lose the weight and dramatically reduce your symptoms or even eliminate them altogether.
Jun 1st, 2019

Does Weight Affect Sleep Apnea?

As you gain weight, your risk for obstructive sleep apnea increases. If you already have sleep apnea and then gain weight, your apnea significantly worsens. In other words, the two are closely associated. Learn how your weight affects sleep apnea.
Apr 3rd, 2019

How Gastric Banding (aka Lap-Bands) Works

When you are extremely obese and it endangers your health, gastric banding is a surgical intervention that can help you lose weight fast. Understand how the Lap-Band procedure works so you can determine if it might be right for you.
Mar 1st, 2019

9 Tips to Prepare for Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Weight loss surgery can dramatically change your life in many positive ways. But before you go in for your gastric sleeve surgery, there are some things you need to do to prepare yourself.
Feb 1st, 2019

The Gastric Balloon: Fad or Game-Changer?

There are numerous types of weight loss surgery, but a recently revised device, the gastric balloon, is gaining in popularity. Is it worth considering or is it more of a passing fad?
Jan 14th, 2019

How Gastric Bypass Can Cure Type 2 Diabetes

Gastric bypass, which alters your gastrointestinal tract, does more than promote weight loss. It can halt or reverse Type 2 diabetes, in addition to improving blood pressure and cholesterol. Learn how this surgery can help you.
Dec 11th, 2018