Category Archives: After Weight Loss Surgery

Why Have Weight Loss Surgery Series – Diabetes

July 21, 2020

Diabetes has been definitively linked to obesity. In fact, due to the excess weight and obesity epidemic in the United States, it is estimated that by 2050, up to 33% of all Americans could have diabetes. Further, with even younger … Read More

Ensuring Proper Portion Control After Bariatric Surgery

July 7, 2020

Portion control is one of the hardest aspects of post bariatric surgery life. After surgery, you may only be able to eat 20% or so of what you ate before. In the early stages of postoperative life, patients quickly realize … Read More

Getting Back to Basics. How Best to Get Your Daily Hydration Quota

February 17, 2020

Before we get into the best ways to stay hydrated after bariatric surgery, it is important to understand how much water/liquid you actually need. There are varying recommendations out there, but the most common number you will find is 64 … Read More

Gastric Sleeve Q&A with Dr. Ballard

February 3, 2020

Q: Why is the gastric sleeve so popular? About a decade and a half ago, the gastric bypass was the most popular bariatric procedure in the United States, the Lap-Band® was just being introduced and the gastric sleeve was still … Read More

Tips for Preventing Hair Loss After Bariatric Surgery

January 20, 2020

Almost half of patients, both men and women will experience hair thinning after their bariatric procedure. This occurs due to the trauma of surgery, combined with reduced caloric and protein intake, both of which can enhance the resting cycle of … Read More