Why You Need to Stop Smoking Before Weight Loss Surgery

Posted by Jason Radecke on Thu, May 16, 2019

Many people who smoke have heard the endless chorus of “you should quit,” but unfortunately that is easier said than done. Often the consequences of smoking can be overlooked by smokers because of the addictive properties, but for smokers who are interested in weight loss surgery, quitting is part of the journey. In order to qualify for a bariatric procedure, you must stop smoking before weight loss surgery. Here’s what you need to know about the challenges potential patients might face.

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How Tobacco Use Affects Your Weight Loss Journey

Posted by Jason Radecke on Wed, May 08, 2019

It is no secret that tobacco use can negatively affect your health and can lead to major, sometimes fatal, complications. It’s important to note that there is also a misconception about it when it comes to weight loss. While many think tobacco use can help you lose weight, this false assumption can negatively impact your weight loss journey. Much like a crash diet, the negative impact tobacco has on your overall health can actually make it more difficult for you to lose weight through sustainable and healthy avenues.

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The Top 3 Menopause Diet Must-Haves

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Mon, Apr 08, 2019

If you’re a woman going through menopause and weight gain has become a problem for you, you’re not alone! Many women find it difficult to lose and manage their weight while going through menopause. Just like any other stage of life, prioritizing nutrition is the key to meeting your weight loss goals. Here’s are a few tips on what you should include in your menopause diet to help prevent weight gain.

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How to Combat Menopause Weight Gain

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Tue, Apr 02, 2019

While it’s a normal part of life, menopause can make growing older difficult. Many women struggle to adapt as their body changes. Menopause comes with many side effects, but weight gain can be one of the most noticeable and stressful of them all. In this blog, we’ll help you understand what your body is going through and how to combat menopause weight gain.

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Menopause and Weight Gain: How it Affects Your Bariatric Surgery Results

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Fri, Mar 29, 2019

For many women, menopause can cause unexpected changes to their bodies. It is often accompanied by a few uncomfortable symptoms—including weight gain. While it’s a common part of growing older, many women have concerns about whether menopause will impact their bariatric surgery results. In this blog, we’ll go over how menopause and weight gain can affect your weight loss journey.

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The Pre-Op Bariatric Surgery Plan for Teens

Posted by Jason Radecke on Mon, Mar 18, 2019

Those interested in having bariatric surgery must understand that it requires a complete lifestyle change. It requires the patient to make many changes to their diet and exercise routines, pre and post-op, to achieve optimal, long-lasting results. While bariatric surgery is not recommended for teenagers under the age of 18, there are many things teenagers can do to prepare to have the procedure once they’re of age. Here is a bariatric surgery plan teenagers can follow in the meantime.

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Why You Should Wait to Have Teenage Weight Loss Surgery

Posted by Jason Radecke on Wed, Mar 13, 2019

Teenagers often experience changes with their body and difficulty managing their weight when they go through puberty. As a result, some teenagers seek out bariatric surgery as a potential solution. The surgeons at Riverside Surgical & Weight Loss Center do not operate on teens who are under the age of 18 unless there is a major medical issue that would require weight loss surgery. While many parents and their children wonder if teenage weight loss surgery is an option, here’s why it is recommended for those under the age of 18 to wait.

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Weight Loss Surgery for Teens: Is it Safe?

Posted by Jason Radecke on Fri, Mar 08, 2019

Weight loss surgery is a safe, trusted practice that has improved the lives of thousands of people. Despite it being safe, it is important for teens to know the possible risks of the surgery and post-op side effects that could happen. Weight loss surgery for teens is only recommended for those who are in serious medical need. Moreover, adolescent bariatric surgery should only be done at speciality medical centers that have accredited programs for adolescents.  

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Why Weight Loss Surgery After Pregnancy is Still an Option

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Mon, Mar 04, 2019

Weight gain is a completely normal and healthy part of pregnancy. It happens to every woman who gets pregnant. However, after childbirth many women find losing their pregnancy weight to be very difficult. Therefore, many choose to have weight loss surgery after pregnancy to get them back on track with their health journey. Here’s why bariatric surgery is still an option post-pregnancy:

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How to Recover from Pregnancy after Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Many women go on to have children after their gastric sleeve surgery. It’s absolutely safe (and sometimes safer) to have a pregnancy after gastric sleeve surgery, as long as you follow your doctor’s recommendations. But after the pregnancy, you may need some help with the recovery process. Here are three tips to guide you:

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