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How to Get Around Bariatric Exclusion

(Updated Sept. 13, 2022)   Obesity is easily one of the greatest threats to the health of America. Costs associated with obesity in this country are nearing an estimated $200 billion every year, including direct costs such as surgeries and medications, and treatments of certain diseases. Indirect costs (including loss of work from short-term absences…

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Bariatric Lunch Ideas

Bariatric surgery, in combination with increased physical activity and a healthy diet, gives obese and morbidly obese patients the best chance to lose up to 60 percent of their excess weight and keep it off. For many, the change in diet is the hardest part of this three-pronged and highly-successful approach. Bariatric lunch ideas don’t…

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Bariatric Breakfast Ideas

When it comes to weight loss surgery–whether it’s gastric sleeve, duodenal switch, gastric bypass, and so on–there are some common questions. But none seem more prevalent than the concern about what you can and can’t eat. After all, food is one of life’s greatest joys! But these bariatric breakfast ideas will show that you can…

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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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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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