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January 30, 2019

Obesity: What are we doing to fight this deadly epidemic?

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions and is now the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, according to a study by Cleveland Clinic, beating out tobacco use, diabetes and high blood pressure. More than 2.8 million people die every year as the result of being overweight or having obesity, according to statistics presented […]

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June 6, 2018

The impact of gastric bypass on morbidity and mortality rates in young adults

For overweight young adults, extra pounds can take a significant physical and mental toll on your well-being over the years. Unfortunately, these young adults often develop weight-related problems due to being overweight as children or adolescents. Carrying extra weight for decades can result in an increased risk of developing many serious and chronic health issues. […]

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June 3, 2018

BMI of Texas Patient Loses 210 Pounds after Sleeve Gastrectomy & Receives American Heart Association Lifestyle Change Award

San Antonio, May 2018 – As businesses and residents in Bexar County explore ways to improve health and wellness, a San Antonio man was recently recognized by the American Heart Association (San Antonio) for his dramatic lifestyle changes. Chris Sander, who lost more than 200 pounds after undergoing weight loss surgery, credits the doctors and […]

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June 5, 2017

The long-term benefits of bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery is well known for helping patients lose a large amount of weight and keep it off for a long period of time. Did you know there are a number of other long-term bariatric surgery benefits that can have a significant impact on your longevity, as well as your quality of life? Enhanced diabetes […]

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May 8, 2017

What to expect for your life AFTER weight loss surgery

Weight loss surgery can result in some significant mental and physical changes. Although you’ll be excited about the prospect of a healthier body, you should also be aware of What to expect after weight loss surgery. A recovery period You’ll need to give your mind and body time to adjust after weight loss surgery. Depending […]

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September 14, 2015

The fascinating pros and cons of different weight loss surgeries

If you have struggled to lose weight for years, you may be at your wits’ end comparing different weight loss options. Have you considered surgery? As long as you meet the requirements for weight loss surgery – including being 18 years of age or older and having a high body mass index and obesity-related health problems – […]

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June 24, 2015

5 Male Celebrities Who Have Had Life-Changing Weight Loss Surgery

When considering weight loss surgery options, it’s helpful to take a look at the success stories of those who have gone before you. With this in mind, here are five celebrity weight loss stories featuring men who had bariatric weight loss surgery and never looked back: Randy Jackson Used Gastric Bypass to Combat Diabetes (Image […]

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May 12, 2015

What will your life look like after weight loss surgery?

If you’re thinking of working with weight loss surgeons to achieve a healthier weight, you’re on the right track to a happier, healthier life. According to MedlinePlus, life after weight loss surgery includes these benefits: Significant weight reduction Improved health Better quality of life Prolonged lifespan Before deciding to move forward with weight loss surgery, […]

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January 21, 2015

6 Overlooked Ways Gastric Surgery Can Save Your Life

Many people considering gastric surgery focus only on the weight they’ll lose once the surgery’s over. And while weight loss is the key goal, there are other, often overlooked benefits of the procedure that results can save a person’s life, and make it worth living!   Easing depression – Research has shown a seemingly never-ending […]

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