Posted - June 28, 2012

Weight Loss of the Future

It is hard to tell sometimes whether advances in technology are going to help us or hurt us, particularly in regards to weight loss. For one thing, the rise of telephones, machinery and computers have reduced the need to move around continuously, leaving many of us sitting in desk chairs at work all day instead of on our feet and using our hands. Learn More
Posted - June 25, 2012

The American Junk Food Intervention

From New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recent ban on large sodas to the Institute of Medicine’s strategies for reducing the “Weight of the Nation,” this year’s headlines have been full of ideas for how to slim down American waistlines. These focus more attention on the obesity epidemic as we work to reverse its progress, opening the eyes of many Americans to the real threat that our country’s steady weight gain poses. Surgeries for weight loss in Dallas and beyond have helped countless Americans control obesity, but slowing weight gain throughout the country will require widespread changes in how all of us think about and consume food. Learn More
Posted - January 11, 2012

Less Common Obesity Related Conditions

Most people associate heart disease and respiratory ailments with obesity, but there are less common conditions affected by weight as well. Genetics are responsible for some risks, but additional factors and obesity itself can also be at fault. While receiving a sleeve gastrectomy in Dallas can improve or eliminate many of these health risks, it is important to be aware of some of the less common risks that obesity can put you at risk for. Learn More
Posted - September 22, 2011

Lose Weight to Improve Memory

If you've been feeling like you forget things easily these days, it might not be your imagination. A recent study of obese people who were considering the gastric band or other weight loss surgery revealed that prior to surgery many overweight people had slightly lower than normal cognitive abilities than expected. Learn More
Posted - July 30, 2011

Weight Loss Surgery and Type 2 Diabetes

Studies show that weight loss surgery can cure type-2 diabetes, and this has brought a great deal of hope to many people who suffer from the obesity-related illness. Over 80% of people who have gastric bypass and 60% of those who have gastric banding are able to stop taking their diabetes medication within weeks of surgery. Learn More
Posted - February 14, 2011

The Long-Term Effects of Weight-Loss

For some people, weight loss surgery seems like the golden ticket to a different life as the person they know they can be. Successful results from bariatric surgery can see people losing as much as 25 to 30 percent of their original body weight over the first two years following surgery. Yet for some, results can be much different. Ten to twenty percent of weight loss surgery patients lose less than their intended goal for weight loss and possibly gain back the weight they lose. Learn More
Posted - January 11, 2011

Improved Mental Health with Weight Loss Surgery

Laparoscopic gastric banding, also commonly referred to as Lap Band Surgery, is a type of weight loss surgery that is generally considered the least invasive of the bariatric surgeries. The concept is simple and involves placing a silicone band on the upper part of the stomach. Over time, the band is continually adjusted to make the stomach opening and stomach pouch smaller, therefore limiting the amount of food a person is able to consume. Learn More

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