Myths and questions regarding bariatric surgery and weight loss As we start off the new year, it is understandable that many people struggling with ongoing weight problems are looking into getting serious about losing the weight and getting healthier once and for all. Here is a link to a recently published article in Prevention magazine in which Dr. De Maria, a past president of the American Society of … Read More

Who Needs Bariatric Surgery?

Insurance companies and most official guidelines today will tell you that in order to qualify for bariatric surgery, your body mass index (BMI) should be above 40 kg/m2, or it should be above 35 kg/m2 with some ongoing medical problem associated with the weight (e.g. diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea).  These guidelines were established in 1991 by the National Institute of … Read More

The cost of surgery, the cost of inaction

The future cost of your healthcare isn’t necessarily the first thing you think about when looking into bariatric surgery – most people have tried to lose weight in the past and now have looked to surgery in order to help them lose weight and get rid of their weight-related medical problems.  However, the cost of healthcare is a big priority for … Read More

The Difficulties Behind Succesful Weight Loss

In the February 2015 issue of Lancet, a very prominent British medical journal, an interesting article was published about obesity and its effects on the body.  This article speaks against the simple reasoning that once someone is obese, treatment to lose the weight is as simple as “eating less and exercising more”. There are many physiological changes that happen in … Read More