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Eating During Lap-Band® Surgery Recovery

When considering or preparing for the Lap-Band® surgery, one of the most common questions patients have is about what and when they can eat during recovery. In order to allow your stomach to heal p…
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What You Need to Know About COVID-19 and Obesity

Obesity is linked to a number of health risks, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and cancer. Experts are also finding that obesity is linked to severe COVID-19 complications and hospitaliz…
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Recovering from Bariatric Surgery

Undergoing surgery can be a nerve-wracking process no matter how simple the procedure is. There’s also the fear of what recovery will look like and the pain that may be associated with it. Learn mo…
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Tribute to Influential Founder

Professor Mitiku Belachew was born in June of 1942 in a small village near Ghion, Ethiopia. The exact date is unclear as his birth wasn’t registered until he entered school for the first time at th…
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How Does the Lap-Band® Program Work?

Are you looking for a little bit more information about the Lap-Band® Program before you decide to find a surgeon in your area to schedule a consultation? We get it! It can be a scary decision, but…
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High-Quality Foods to Eat After Bariatric Surgery

Eating high-quality, nutrient dense foods is important for everyone, but it’s especially important for individuals who have undergone a bariatric procedure, such as the Lap-Band® Weight-Loss Progra…
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Is Bariatric Surgery Safe?

There is a lot of misinformation surrounding bariatric surgery, and it’s likely that some of what you’ve heard is mere hearsay. But if you’re ready to pursue bariatric surgery to change your life f…
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Will I Need Supplements After Bariatric Surgery?

There are a few questions you must ask yourself before you pursue bariatric surgery, such as, How will my life change? Am I ready to make a lifetime commitment to a healthier lifestyle? Which baria…
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What Causes Obesity?

Each year on March 4, we recognize World Obesity Day. Recognized internationally, the day is designed to raise awareness about the obesity epidemic and provide individuals with obesity helpful info…
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The Link Between Heart Disease and Obesity

Obesity has an impact on the quality of life, but it can also make you more at risk for life-threatening disease like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. February is National American Heart Month….