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September 18, 2023
PCOS & Weight Loss: How Losing Weight Can Treat the Symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

September is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) awareness month and according to Cleveland Clinic between 40%-80% of people with PCOS live with obesity. For women who suffer from PCOS and obesity simultaneously, research shows that weight loss can help to reduce or better manage their symptoms such as irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, high levels of male […]

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November 18, 2022
Losing Weight with Gastric Bypass Surgery

How does the gastric bypass help you lose weight? What are the health benefits? How long is the recovery? These three questions are always top of mind for our gastric bypass patients.  If you’re considering gastric bypass surgery to help you lose weight, here are a few important facts to know. Gastric Bypass Surgery Helps […]

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July 7, 2022
Loose Abdominal Skin After Bariatric Surgery

After losing a significant amount of weight with bariatric surgery, some patients may have loose skin – specifically around the lower part of the belly. This is not uncommon. Loose or sagging skin around the abdomen can occur when you lose weight and the skin does not have the elasticity it needs to shrink back […]

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July 7, 2022
Marijuana, Smoking and Weight Loss Surgery

Now that the state of New Jersey legalized the use of recreational marijuana for adults, several patients have asked how using marijuana can affect their weight loss surgery journey. To start, the use of marijuana should be discussed with your surgeon. Smoking, whether it’s cigarettes or marijuana, is a health risk that can lead to […]

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September 23, 2021
Tackling Childhood Obesity Together

Adult obesity and childhood obesity rates have continued to rise over the past 20 years. Because obesity can pose immediate and future health risks, parents and caregivers are looking for answers to how they can help their children live a healthier and happier life. .  In the United States, 1 in 5 children or about […]

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March 18, 2021
What Am I Eating? Creamy Vegetable Soup

My family and I have recently started making soup. Not only is it a healthy and hearty meal, but it’s a great way to keep my kids occupied and learning about nutrition now that we are indoors more often. One of our favorite soups is a creamy roasted carrot soup.  I start off by roasting […]

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March 3, 2021
Recovery After Weight Loss Surgery

“How long is the recovery after bariatric surgery?” is one of the most frequently asked questions I hear from patients when they’re thinking about weight loss surgery, whether it’s gastric sleeve or gastric bypass procedure. They want to know what to expect - both in the hospital and when they return home.  Below is all […]

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November 11, 2020
New Study Shows Weight Loss in Young Adults with Obesity May Lower Mortality Risk by up to 50%

  Losing weight in early adulthood, between ages 25 and 40, may help you live longer according to recent research out of Boston University’s School of Public Health. The study looked at whether losing weight after a history of obesity in early adulthood could show a reduction in mortality risk later in life.    The […]

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July 1, 2020
Weight Loss Surgery, Gas & Body Odor

After weight loss surgery, some patients report experiencing an increase in gas and a difference in their normal body odor.  While this is expected, it can make one feel self conscious and have an impact on your social interactions. If you are experiencing gas and body odor after bariatric surgery, you are not alone. Whether […]

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