Category Archives: Preparing For Bariatric Surgery

Breaking the News About Your Decision to Have Bariatric Surgery

Millions of Americans qualify for bariatric surgery, and many have researched surgical options for weight loss. However, while bariatric surgery is the single most effective long-term solution for patients suffering from obesity, only a tiny fraction of qualifying patients ultimately …

The 4 Things We Wish Every Patient Knew Before Bariatric Surgery

One of the best things someone can do before bariatric surgery is to prepare themselves as much as possible. This can be done by talking with your healthcare provider, attending educational classes, talking to someone else who has been through …

How to Shorten the Bariatric Surgery Insurance Process

If you have started your research into bariatric surgery insurance coverage, you may have found it has one of the longest preapprovals of any surgery. While there is a clear and wide-ranging medical benefit to treating obesity surgically, insurance companies …

BMI: What Does It Mean and is it Useful?

If you have had a conversation about your weight, the Body Mass Index (BMI) has probably been discussed. As you may know, your BMI comes from a formula that compares your weight to your body’s surface area. The product of …

Why Weight Loss Surgery Is Not the Easy Way Out

A common reason patients postpone their weight loss procedure revolves around their misconception of weight loss surgery being “the easy way out.” This can be exacerbated by the stigma that surrounds weight loss surgery and obesity more generally. Oftentimes, when …

How A Psychologist Can Help with Bariatric Surgery

Some insurers require a psychological evaluation prior to surgery.  Many patients don’t realize the importance of this.  In turn, they do not take advantage of the professional assistance they can receive from a qualified mental health professional. In fact, many …

Why Wouldn’t I Qualify for Bariatric Surgery?

When patients finally arrive in our office ready to commit to the life change that is bariatric surgery, they are often raring to go and want to have surgery as soon as possible. Years of dieting, exercising, weight loss programs …

Bariatric Surgery Myth – Bariatric Surgery Is All I Need

Bariatric surgery is an incredibly effective and safe way to help you lose a significant amount of weight – in some cases up to 70 or even 80% of your excess bodyweight. However, the surgery itself does not make this …

Why Have Weight Loss Surgery Series – Diabetes

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 …

Surgical Association of Mobile is a 2020 Nappie Nominee!

With great excitement, we are happy to share that Surgical Association of Mobile has been nominated for Best Specialist Practice in the Lagniappe’s annual Nappie Awards! Our team is grateful for this recognition and nomination as one of the top …

← Older posts