Adolescent Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss can be a struggle that begins early in life. Many who are able to lose weight with diet and exercise may put the weight back on, leading to a lifelong battle with their health. With new advances in medicine, bariatric surgery for teenagers can help young people successfully lose weight and keep it … Read more

What Is Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Candidates for a gastric sleeve are generally considered “clinically obese” according to accepted measures for a healthy weight. In most cases, a prospective patient has a Body Mass Index between 30 and 40 or is facing specific issues that require rapid weight loss, such as…

How Is Obesity Related to Depression?

If you’re overweight or obese, you’re probably already aware of the health risks that come along with it such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. What many people aren’t aware of is that obesity and depression can go hand in hand. What Is…

Am I A Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: This involves stapling your stomach to make it smaller and connecting it to your small intestine. This helps you eat and absorb less food that ends up turning into fat Gastric binding or Lap-Band: A reversible procedure that involves putting a silicone…