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November 20, 2019
Can You Re-Sleeve the Stomach?

Gastric sleeve patients often wonder if they can stretch out their sleeve if they eat too much, and if so, is there a way to “re-sleeve” the stomach? Stretching out your Sleeve    Before answering the first question - can you stretch out your sleeve - let’s discuss the stomach and its function.  The stomach […]

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November 18, 2019
How to Navigate the Holiday Season

    Navigating the holiday season can be difficult, however, with a little planning you can celebrate without stress. Here are a few tips to help you make it through the holidays and still achieve your weight loss goals.     Eat slowly: Savor every bite. The holidays are a time to semi-indulge, but do […]

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October 23, 2019
Why is it So Hard to Lose Weight?

When most patients come through our doors, they’ve tried countless diet and exercise programs but still have not been able to lose weight or keep it off.  They often feel frustrated and depressed, and rightfully so. When I meet with a patient for the first time I let them know that I believe in them. […]

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March 19, 2019
How Soon After Weight Loss Surgery Can You Drink Alcohol?

                                          Part of NJBC's Bariatric FAQ Series When can I drink alcohol After Weight Loss Surgery? Many weight loss surgery patients ask when after surgery they can pour themselves a glass of wine and socialize […]

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February 14, 2019
Exercising After Weight Loss Surgery

                               Part of NJBC's Bariatric FAQ Series  When can I …  get back to my fitness routine? After bariatric surgery, we recommend walking...and doing so immediately. While you’re still in the hospital, patients are encouraged to walk around with the assistance […]

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January 8, 2019
Treating Type 2 Diabetes With Bariatric Surgery

Type 2 diabetes is a long term metabolic disorder in which afflicted patients have elevated sugar (or glucose) in their blood.  It is the most common form of diabetes, accounting for approximately 95% of all cases according to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Type 2 diabetes occurs because of a condition called […]

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December 18, 2018
Weight Regain and the "Pouch Reset" Diet

Occasionally,  we see gastric bypass and gastric sleeve patients who, after some time post-surgery, has started to regain weight.  Understandably patients are concerned, and often their  concern is that they can eat more than they did immediately after surgery.  This frequently leads to questions about the “pouch reset” diet. Even with gastric bypass or gastric […]

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December 4, 2018
Getting Back to Work After Weight Loss Surgery

                                               Part of NJBC's Bariatric FAQ Series   When can I…..?  Is the start of many questions patients ask about recovery after bariatric surgery.  Whether you are scheduled for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass […]

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October 30, 2018
Managing Excess Skin After Weight Loss Surgery

                                           Part of NJBC's Bariatric FAQ Series   Having loose or “hanging” skin after weight loss surgery, whether Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass, is a very common concern among our patients, and rightfully so.  It […]

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August 13, 2018
Physical vs. Emotional Hunger: Understanding the Difference

  Hunger- It’s something we feel every day, but how much do we know about hunger, the different types and ways to tackle it? At our support group meeting NJBC dietitians discussed ways to identify physical hunger versus emotional hunger, what triggers hunger and strategies to tell the difference between the two.     Imagine […]

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