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  • RNY or VSG – Which Bariatric Surgery Type is the Right Choice?

    RNY or VSG – Which Bariatric Surgery Type is the Right Choice?

    Which surgery is best is a question that is not answered the same for everyone. Our doctors and surgeons tell us the pros and cons and make recommendations, but it is our decision to make and it’s a big one. Here is a terrific blog posts that lays out the main reasons people choose one […]

  • 10 Habits to Success after Bariatric Surgery

    10 Habits to Success after Bariatric Surgery

    Journal your food – Try apps like Baritastic or MyFitness Pal Eat protein first – start eating protein early in the day, and eat the protein first at every meal Drink lots of water – Sip, sip, sip – 64+ ounces Eat slowly – Learn more Routine: schedule meals and snacks Portion all foods Prepare […]

  • Tips for Sleevers Approaching Surgery

    Tips for Sleevers Approaching Surgery

    Advice from post-op patients It seems so long ago! First, comfy clothes are a must. I had a few casual knit dresses I wore for the first week or so. I didn’t want anything binding on my stomach. I wish I had followed through with my plan to organize all the paperwork in a binder. I […]

  • Before and After Bariatric Surgery – A Patient’s Point of View

    Before and After Bariatric Surgery – A Patient’s Point of View

    On March 30, 2016, the direction of my life changed. I was given a second chance to be healthy, and it’s working. I had gastric bypass surgery and threw myself into the process. A year and a half later I am 130 pounds lighter and my physical health has drastically improved.