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New Study Shows 'Fat Shaming' at Doctors' Offices

Obesity is a top health concern, with more than a third of American adults now classified as obese, according to the CDC. It is an important topic that should be addressed with one’s healthcare provider. However, body weight can also be a sensitive subject for many patients. Are doctors doing a good job of addressing…

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Gastric Balloon Safety Questions

You may have heard on the news that the FDA has opened an investigation into the safety of saline-filled gastric balloons, specifically ReShape and Orbera. 5 deaths have been linked to the balloons, and an additional 2 are being looked at. While all medical procedures have some element of risk, we look at these events…

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Screening is Crucial for Colon Cancer Survival

Of cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be. Screening can find precancerous polyps—abnormal growths in the colon or rectum—so they can be removed before turning into cancer. In the early stages of…

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International Surgeon Meeting

Last week Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul met with other obesity experts from around the globe at the XVI World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) in Hamburg, Germany. (IFSO) is a federation made up of national associations of bariatric surgeons, currently consisting of 40 member associations. The organization…

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Bs and Ts – eating after bariatric surgery

Our dietitian Aparna sees all our patients as a mandatory part of any weight loss program. If you have any specific food questions she is a great resource. Nevertheless, we recognize, over the years that certain foods are difficult after weight loss surgery, because the stomach pouch is so small, and conversely, its very important…

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