Posted - November 29, 2022

What to know about using insurance to pay for weight loss surgery

For so many, weight loss surgery is like being handed keys to a new life! The years of struggle, shame and futility are finally a thing of the past. It’s a beautiful thing! But navigating the process of actually getting bariatric surgery can be a struggle all its own. Learn More
Posted - October 25, 2022

A Workaholic Finds Her Way to Living a Healthier Life

On December 21, 2021, Susanna had a sleeve gastrectomy. “Everyone told me how much pain I’d be in after surgery,” but as it turned out, she barely felt a thing. “I told Dr. A if I didn’t have three scars in my stomach, I wouldn’t believe you did anything!” But he did. And it worked quite well for Susanna. She’s lost 67 pounds and has found her stride living as a bariatric-surgery patient. For her, it’s been way more mental than physical. Learn More
Posted - October 3, 2022

Lauren’s Journey to a New Life

When asked how the first year was, Lauren happily recalls “I had zero complications. No food aversions. I was actually a little ahead of the pace typically seen by DS patients.” What wasn’t quite as easy was dealing with the underlying issues that had plagued her for so much of her life. “I’m a stress-eater. I turn to food for comfort.” Lauren shares that dealing with it was by far the most difficult part of her weight loss journey. She needed to find a positive way to deal with stress in her life. Fortunately for Lauren, working out became her refuge. She started with running - eventually running two 10Ks and lots of 5Ks. More recently, Lauren has really gotten into weight-lifting at the gym. She calls it her “passion”. Well, whatever it is, it’s working for her. She’s now lost 215 pounds!! Almost reluctantly she says “I’m a completely different person after surgery” - reluctant because she knows she’s still the same ‘person’, but now she’s living a much better, healthier life. Learn More
Posted - August 29, 2022

A Second Chance

Not wanting to follow down the same path, Melanie decided she needed to find a solution - one that would actually work! As luck would have it, multiple colleagues in her office were patients of Dr. Ayoola and she’d personally witnessed them transform their lives through weight loss surgery. “I saw how much better their lives were after surgery and they raved about how wonderful Dr. A was!” Well, that was enough for Melanie. She decided to book a consultation with him and she’s never looked back. Melanie says “From that day of my first consultation, I knew I could trust him with my life.” Learn More
Posted - August 4, 2022

Are You Sabotaging Your Own Weight Loss Success?

One of the most common forms of self-sabotage is self-defeating, negative self-talk. Being quick to criticize yourself reinforces negativity and leads to even more self-sabotage and becomes a difficult cycle to break. We like to tell our patients that weight loss is NOT about perfection, it’s about commitment. You’re going to have those days when you don’t eat well. There will be days when the mere thought of exercise makes you shut down. But that’s ok. That’s expected. That’s normal. It’s when you let that momentary slip up fester into negative thoughts of “I just can’t do this” or “I’m a failure”. This is when it becomes sabotage. Learn More
Posted - July 21, 2022

5 Things You Need to Know When Considering Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss surgery—also called bariatric surgery—is a major decision, which is why it’s so important to understand the risks and benefits so you can make an informed decision about whether or not the procedure is right for you. Check out these 5 things we share with every patient who come to us looking to have surgery: Learn More

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