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Body Contouring Surgery: Maria’s Story

Body Contouring Surgery was the next step in Maria’s journey after life-saving bariatric surgery. As soon as she was medically cleared to exercise following her weight-loss surgery, the 46-year-old single parent hit the gym hard. She started four to five days a week, for up to three hours each session. Eventually, she increased her workouts to six days a week. …

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The Dangerous Risks of Child Obesity

Childhood obesity has many dangerous risks to both health and emotional well-being. One surprising impact of the pandemic was an increase in weight gain and weight-related health issues among children. September is Child Obesity Awareness Month. It is important to understand the dire consequences of this growing epidemic that was already a problem before the pandemic. The economic impact of …

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The Facts About Male Obesity and Health

Men and women are about equal when it comes to rates of obesity. However, obesity can take a higher toll on men. To understand men’s health overall, it’s important to understand the facts about male obesity. Men’s Health Month in June hopes to increase awareness of preventable health problems for men. Also, the goal is to encourage early detection and …

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The Benefits of Weight Loss and Heart Disease

Patients who have bariatric surgery or weight-loss surgery can improve their heart health and reduce their risk for heart disease. In 9 out of 10 patients, weight-loss surgery can improve blood sugar and heart function. Surgery can lower blood pressure, cholesterol and reduce sleep apnea. Also, the American Heart Association supports weight-loss surgery for obese people who cannot lose weight …

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Support is the Key to Post-Bariatric Surgery Success

By Dr. Stephen Fleischer One of the critical elements for success of weight-loss surgery is post-bariatric surgery care. As a result, we are there for our patients as they make the decision to have life-saving surgery. After surgery, the Surgical Healing Arts team is committed to supporting our patients through lifetime lifestyle changes to ensure post-bariatric surgery success. Just some …

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The Health Impacts of Obesity

The health impacts of obesity are to the mind and body, resulting in a lower quality of life.  One study by the Rand Corporation shows that obesity has a higher link to chronic illnesses than living in poverty. The illness risk with obesity is much higher than smoking or drinking!  In addition, annual obesity-related healthcare costs in the United States are nearly $150 billion. That’s about …

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Obesity and Atrial Fibrillation

Obesity and atrial fibrillation (AFib) are related, and that is the bad news. The good news is that losing weight and weight loss surgery can improve AFib.  AFib is an abnormal heart rhythm where the heart is not getting the right signals to work properly. That means the heart is not pumping blood as it should. AFib is a type of arrhythmia that can cause a rapid, irregular heartbeat. Blood can pool …

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Healthy Weight Management Awareness Month

January, which follows two months of holiday eating, often results in promises to change. As a result, it’s no surprise that it is also Healthy Weight Management Awareness Month.  This new year also brings with it reported weight gain after months of quarantine and worry during the pandemic. The Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance at UT Physicians attributes pandemic-related weight struggles to working …

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BARIATRIC SURGERY AND HAIR LOSS

“Doc, I’m losing my hair?!” – I hear this often, and while hair loss after bariatric surgery can be very distressing, luckily it is only temporary. It can come as a surprise to patients that after going through this life changing surgery and starting to see the results of their work and lifestyle changes at around the two month mark, …