The Do's and Don'ts of Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery Procedures

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Mon, Jul 08, 2019

The way you prepare for your weight loss procedure will directly affect the success of your surgery. It's more than just walking into a doctors office and telling them what you want. The journey to bariatric surgery takes months of preparation and determination. Want to learn more about what to expect when it comes to preparing for weight loss surgery? Here are the do’s and don'ts to ensure a rewarding surgery experience and a healthy start to your weight loss journey. 

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Can You Smoke After Bariatric Surgery?

Posted by Jason Radecke on Thu, May 23, 2019

We understand that if you are a smoker the idea of  “just quitting” is not as simple as it sounds, and can get very tiring to hear coming from others. The risks associated with smoking are often not enough to curb the addiction. However, if you are looking into going through bariatric surgery you will have to do just that. Smoking after bariatric surgery can increase your risk of complications post-op anywhere from 3x-4x the normal margin. In this blog, we’ll go over how smoking affects your weight loss surgery results and why you should avoid smoking after your bariatric surgery.

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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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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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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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Everything You Need to Know About Pregnancy After Weight Loss Surgery

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Fri, Feb 22, 2019

Bariatric surgery is all about taking steps to better your future. It’s exactly that outlook on the future that worries some bariatric patients who plan on becoming pregnant sometime after their surgery. The good news is that many women have had successful pregnancies after their surgeries. However, there are a few factors to keep in mind when you’re planning for your pregnancy after weight loss surgery.

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5 Key Recovery Tips for Seniors Post Bariatric Surgery

Posted by Jason Radecke on Mon, Oct 29, 2018

After bariatric surgery, your body will begin adjusting to changes. Depending on which procedure you choose, post bariatric surgery life calls for different lifestyle adjustments. It’s normal to be uncomfortable post-surgery, but the more you listen to your doctor’s instructions, the easier the recovery process will be. Older patients often worry that recovering will be more of a struggle for them. However, if you follow these five key recovery tips, you can ease the process significantly.

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How to Make a Bariatric Surgery Recovery Plan for Seniors

Posted by Jason Radecke on Thu, Oct 25, 2018

Going into surgery as a senior can be nerve-wracking. With so many factors to consider, it comes down to what’s right for you. Once you have decided that the rewards outweigh the risks, it’s time to make a bariatric surgery recovery plan.

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