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Preparing Relationships for Your Weight Loss Surgery

When you are considering weight loss surgery, there are many changes to learn about and prepare yourself for. Learning as much as possible to help you pick the right surgery is crucial. You need to understand the changes that will take place in your body and how it will affect what you eat, drink, and […]

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Bariatric Surgery: A Tool for Weight Loss Success

Imagine a person going through their day on a meager 1,200 calories with at least two rounds of intense exercise, all while carrying an extra 100 pounds or more on their body. A lot of people might look at this person and think they aren’t trying hard enough to lose weight. They might also think […]

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Vitamins: Knowing the A’s thru Z’s for your Weight Loss Surgery

For anyone who has had or is planning on having weight loss surgery, vitamins are essential to your health. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) provided recommendations in 2008 to help you make sure that you are getting the right vitamins. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts that you will want to […]

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Are You A Surgery Candidate?

Is Surgery for You? People who may benefit from bariatric (weight-loss) surgery include: Those with a body mass index of 40 or higher A body mass index of more than 35 with significant obesity-related health problems, such as type II diabetes. Those who have tried other medically managed weight-loss programs without success. Those who are […]

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Our Patients Never Cease to Amaze: Shauna’s Story

Bariatric surgery patient, Shauna Lazano, talks about her success with weight loss surgery at St. Mark’s Hospital. She also gives advice to those who are contemplating bariatric surgery or are looking for solutions for obesity.

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