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Weight-Loss Programs Covered By Medical

If losing weight is on your list of goals for this year, we have good news: Weight-loss surgery and the weight-loss programs associated with them are an effective way to shed pounds and get yourself on track toward a healthier, longer life. However, you may be asking if weight-loss programs are covered by medical insurance….

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Gastric Bypass Surgery: Is it as good as they say? What to expect one year out.

Gastric Bypass Surgery: Obesity is a medical condition that occurs as a result of excessive body fat. About 36% of adults in the USA are obese. In addition, about 18.5% of children in the USA are considered obese. By 2030 an estimated 20% of the entire world population will be obese. This is important because…

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The Best Post-Gallbladder Surgery Diet

Whether you’ve just had your gallbladder removed or if you’re scheduled to have it removed soon, it’s never too early to start thinking about life after surgery. While the human body can survive without a gallbladder, you’ll definitely need to make a few lifestyle adjustments, especially when it comes to diet.   To help you…

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What General Surgeries Does Olde Del Mar Offer?

At Olde Del Mar Surgical, we’re best known for our expertise in bariatric surgery. We’re led by Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul, an award-winning surgeon who has gained national recognition for his experience and dedication to the bariatric branch of medicine.    While bariatric surgery is a large part of what makes us stand out, we also…

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What is Hiatal Hernia Surgery?

A hiatal hernia occurs when a portion of the stomach protrudes through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm and through the muscles between the abdomen and chest. In some instances, surgery is the only way to address this issue.  Hiatal hernias are common in individuals who are over the age of 50 and in…

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How to Manage Loose Skin After Weight Loss Surgery

Is the thought of loose, saggy skin holding you back from moving forward with bariatric surgery? Loose skin is an unfortunate side effect of losing a significant amount of weight quickly.  Many people believe that loose skin is a purely cosmetic issue. However, excess skin can have medical implications, especially when it comes to chafing…

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What to Expect During Bariatric Surgery Recovery

When it comes to bariatric surgery, you may be surprised to learn that the procedure itself is often the easiest part of the process. It’s what comes next that will require work, discipline, and a willingness to change old habits to adapt to a new lifestyle.     Bariatric surgery recovery will be challenging, but it…

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Is BMI Accurate? Learn More About BMI and Other Health Measurements

If you’re interested in bariatric surgery, or if you’ve already undergone the procedure, you’re likely well-acquainted with your Body Mass Index (BMI). For the uneducated, BMI is a mathematical formula based on weight and height that’s used to calculate percentage of body fat. Use our BMI calculator to determine your own body mass index.   …

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Weight Loss Vitamins and Supplements: Do They Really Work

We see advertisements every day for weight loss vitamins and supplements that will help you “magically” melt away the pounds. In a country struggling with an obesity epidemic, many Americans are willing to do or try anything to lose weight. From fad diets to taking pills of various shapes, colors, and sizes, we’re a nation that’s…

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