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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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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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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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If the cost of weight loss surgery gives you pause, you’re not alone. One of the biggest obstacles (and fears) many people face when considering weight loss surgery is the cost. While weight loss surgery might seem like a large expense, you can afford it.  In fact, there are a medley of payment options available…

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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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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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Weight loss vitamins and supplements on counters

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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Overweight woman walking on treadmill

With 2020 in full swing, gyms around the country will be packed to full capacity as people take action on their New Year’s resolution to lose weight and get in shape. If the statistics are to be believed, the vast majority of these people will give up on their fitness goals around mid-January and fall back into…

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  Gout is a painful form of arthritis that can make walking difficult. It is caused by a buildup of uric acid in the body. This leads to the formation of razor-sharp uric acid crystal deposits in the joints of the feet. A positive connection between gout and weight loss surgery now gives hope to…

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