How Can Smoking Affect Bariatric Surgery?

How Can Smoking Affect Bariatric Surgery? Did you know that tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, followed by obesity? You may be even more shocked to learn that current research suggests that between 12.9 to 38% of bariatric candidates are regular tobacco users. Unfortunately, bariatric surgery risks double …

Top 5 Apps for Bariatric Surgery Patients

Top 5 Apps for Bariatric Surgery Patients Today, technology is more intuitive and helpful for pre- and post-op patients of bariatric surgery than ever before. This includes many convenient resources that are accessible at the tips of your fingers through your smartphone, tablet, or computer! You may have found yourself browsing for apps that focus …

6 Tips on Telling Your Loved Ones You’re Getting Bariatric Surgery

6 Tips on Telling Your Loved Ones You’re Getting Bariatric Surgery If you’ve decided to undergo weight-loss surgery, you’re definitely not alone. In 2017, 228,000 patients in the U.S. elected to have some form of weight-loss surgery, including gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. You know that this surgery will help you get control of your …

Managing Food Cravings and Your Relationship with Food After Weight Loss Surgery

Managing Food Cravings and Your Relationship with Food After Weight Loss Surgery After weight loss surgery, your relationship with food, and the way you eat will be different than it was before your operation. Because you will be eating a healthier diet, you may also experience food cravings for fare that is longer a part …

The Importance of Your Liquid Diet

The Importance of Your Liquid Diet Weight-loss surgery can give you a new start on a healthy lifestyle. Following the preoperative and postoperative diet guidelines will help ensure your success. A liquid diet is one of the first steps for helping you heal and recover after surgery. The Purpose of a Liquid Diet Your diet …

Expectations After Weight Loss Surgery

Expectations After Weight Loss Surgery If you’re scheduled to have weight loss surgery, you are probably already anticipating the results and your new lifestyle changes. But during the first few days of your weight loss surgery recovery, what can you realistically expect? What should you prepare for? Your recovery will vary depending upon the type …

Self-Care in the Hospital: Tips for Recovering from Weight Loss Surgery

Self-Care in the Hospital: Tips for Recovering from Weight Loss Surgery The length of your weight loss surgery recovery depends upon the type of surgery you chose. Typically, patients spend one to three days in the hospital before being discharged home. While you are in the hospital, take advantage of the time for self-care as …

What to Expect During Your Hospital Stay

What to Expect During Your Hospital Stay It is normal to be nervous anytime you are headed to the hospital and about to undergo a surgical procedure. Set your mind at ease. You have selected a team of doctors and a hospital that is ready to care for you. Depending upon which weight-loss procedure you …

Navigating the Pandemic, Social Detachment, & Keeping a Strong Immune System

Bariatric Patients: Navigating the Pandemic, Social Detachment, & Keeping a Strong Immune System Life after bariatric surgery is often seen as a new beginning since a complete change in lifestyle is often required. These lifestyle changes themselves are sometimes difficult to implement and follow through with, but now we find ourselves faced with the added …

Tips for a Surviving a Liquid Diet

Tips for a Surviving a Liquid Diet Your liquid diet may be one of the biggest challenges you face on your weight loss journey. Liquid diets are vital to the recovery process, and although they can be unpleasant, they help your body successfully heal, prevent obstructions, and give your wounds time to scar properly. After …