Posted - April 5, 2024

Obesity Related Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

While bariatric surgery can be highly effective for treating obesity-related conditions like type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea, it's important to note that it's not without risks. Like any surgical procedure, bariatric surgery carries potential complications, and it requires careful consideration and evaluation of the individual patient's medical history and risk factors. Furthermore, bariatric surgery is most successful when combined with long-term lifestyle changes, including dietary modifications and increased physical activity. These changes are essential for maintaining weight loss and maximizing the health benefits of the surgery. Learn More
Posted - March 11, 2024

Worth the Fight

Faced with the harsh reality of either making changes or living a life of declining health, Alecia decided to fight. As she puts it “I have two young kids that I need to be here for.” So what did she do? The first thing she did was contact her insurance company to see what options she had, “They had this program and I wanted the top doctor in North Texas. The doctor that came up was Dr. Ayoola." Learn More
Posted - January 4, 2024

Getting Back to Her Best

Active and athletic. That’s how Mandy Crowell describes herself. She also remembers growing up in a house where both parents worked and most of the meals were quick, easy and not all that nutritious. But it was the 80’s and “clean eating” just meant you used a napkin to wipe your mouth! So she never really learned good eating habits, but it didn’t really matter because she was young and busy playing sports. Learn More
Posted - November 29, 2023

What is the Cost of Obesity?

Take a moment to consider and it won’t take long to realize that obesity causes nearly as much harm to your bank account as it does to your health! Learn More
Posted - November 6, 2023

What is the Duodenal Switch? Is it Right for Me?

The biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) is a well-established weight-loss surgical procedure that provides excellent weight loss and long-term resolution of health conditions associated with obesity. This operation is usually, but not always, reserved for the extremely obese (with a BMI of greater than 50) because this surgery tends to result in more significant weight loss compared to other weight loss procedures. Learn More
Posted - October 3, 2023

Weight Loss Surgery – What Are My Options?

Each type of bariatric surgery has its own benefits and potential risks. It's important for individuals considering bariatric surgery to work closely with a medical team, including a surgeon, dietitian, and other healthcare professionals, to determine the most appropriate option based on their individual needs and health status. Learn More
Posted - September 7, 2023

Ever Heard of Diabesity? Here’s What You Should Know…

It's important to note that while weight loss can greatly improve the management of type 2 diabetes, it might not be a cure for everyone. Genetics, underlying metabolic factors, and the duration of diabetes can influence the extent to which weight loss can reverse the condition. Additionally, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular physical activity and a balanced diet, is crucial for long-term diabetes management and overall well-being. If you’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and are overweight, our weight loss solutions may offer you a path to a new, healthier life free from obesity and diabetes. Learn More
Posted - August 4, 2023

A Life Changing Moment

For Shelby, it goes back to the year 2020 and the coronavirus. Her husband, Kris, who was also overweight then, got COVID in December and wound up in the hospital ER for four days! At one point, they weren’t sure if he would pull through. Fortunately, he did. But then on Father’s Day, Kris started experiencing what he thought was a heart attack. Thankfully, it turned out to be esophageal spasms. After follow-up visits with a cardiologist, Kris was told that if he didn’t lose weight, it would kill him. That was the turning point for Shelby, and one that strengthened their resolve to finally win the battle with obesity. Learn More
Posted - March 30, 2023

The Scale Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

Our brains have been trained to measure success or failure based on numbers. From the very first days of schooling, we’re graded on how well we’re doing, so it’s no surprise that those attempting to lose weight can become obsessed with the number on the scale. But here’s the truth - even if the number on the scale isn’t budging, it doesn’t mean you’re not making progress in the right direction. Learn More
Posted - March 7, 2023

Jonathan and Katie’s Weight Loss Story

According to Katie, it was one day after realizing that despite the dieting, she’d put on more weight and she simply said “Screw it. I’m done. I’m having the surgery.” Jonathan wasn’t so sure, replying with a concerned “What?” But Katie had already been thinking about it - especially since her closest friend had just completed surgery with Dr. Ayoola. She still had doubts though. In her mind, she couldn’t help but replay all of the things she’d tried and failed at. Would she fail at this too? And there is still a stigma attached to weight loss surgery. Katie was worried about all of it - being judged as taking the easy way out and wasting money on an expensive procedure that might not work. But the thought of continuing to struggle by doing the same thing with no success persuaded her that surgery was the best option. Learn More

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