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Dear Food, Our friendship isn’t working and I need to move on. Sincerely, The New Me

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 Posted in Bariatric surgery, Duodenal switch, Eating healthy, LapBand, post weight loss surgery tips, Realize Band, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, surgical weight loss, Uncategorized, Vertical gastrectomy, weight loss plan, weight loss surgery, Weight loss surgery results | No Comments »

“Food feels like my best friend.” We hear this so often from our weight loss surgery patients. Maybe you can relate. When you’re upset, anxious, despondent, angry, or bored the instant calm that food provides can feel like your greatest ...

Facts on the mini gastric bypass

Friday, October 1st, 2010 Posted in Bariatric surgery, Duodenal switch, LapBand, Realize Band, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, Vertical gastrectomy, weight loss surgery, Weight loss surgery results | No Comments »

Often leads to bile reflux, gastritis or esophagitis Potentially increases the risk of gastric cancer Not covered by insurance Abandoned as unsafe by virtually all weight loss surgery MD's Luckily, our patients have the option to pick from 4 great, safe surgeries with proven ...

Adjustable gastric band to sleeve conversions/revisions

Saturday, September 18th, 2010 Posted in Bariatric surgery, LapBand, Realize Band, surgical weight loss, Vertical gastrectomy, weight loss plan, weight loss surgery, Weight loss surgery results | No Comments »

As the popularity of adjustable gastric banding has increased in the United States, so have the problems associated with this approach to weight loss.  Issues with band slips, erosions and most commonly inadequate weight loss surgery results or weight regain ...

Getting Back on Track

Saturday, August 8th, 2009 Posted in Duodenal switch, Exercise, LapBand, Protein and calories, Realize Band, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, surgical weight loss, Vertical gastrectomy, weight loss plan, weight loss surgery, Weight loss surgery results | No Comments »

Throughout the surgical weight loss process you’ve developed some great eating habits.  Whether you have the LapBand, Realize Band, Vertical gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or the Duodenal switch, you’ve worked so hard to maintain them but whether you are months ...

New Facebook pages

Friday, July 3rd, 2009 Posted in Bariatric surgery, Duodenal switch, EsophyX, Hawaii, LapBand, Realize Band, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, Stomaphyx, surgical weight loss, Vertical gastrectomy, weight loss surgery | No Comments »

We have created two new Facebook pages; one for Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco and one for The Surgical Weight Loss Center of Hawaii. It's a great way to socialize with other patients, get the latest news, post your own experiences ...

Diabetes update

Friday, April 24th, 2009 Posted in Bariatric surgery, Diabetes, LapBand, Realize Band, weight loss surgery | No Comments »

The 1st World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes was held in New York on September 15-16th of this year.  Over 1,000 medical professionals from 46 countries attended.  Summarized below are some interesting points from the meeting in ...

Hilo clinic update

Monday, April 13th, 2009 Posted in Hawaii, Hilo, Kona, LapBand, Realize Band, Uncategorized, weight loss surgery | No Comments »

Our first clinic in Hilo last Monday was a success! We will be going to Hilo every other month on even months. On odd months, we will still be in Kona. If you live on the Big Island of Hawaii, ...

Is Food Really Your Friend?

Friday, February 6th, 2009 Posted in Duodenal switch, LapBand, Realize Band, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, Uncategorized, Vertical gastrectomy, weight loss surgery, Weight loss surgery results | No Comments »

“Food feels like my best friend.” I hear this from so many weight loss surgery patients. Maybe you can relate. When you’re upset, anxious, despondent, angry, or bored the instant calm that food provides can feel like your greatest ally. ...

Lapband Surgery

Friday, December 19th, 2008 Posted in Duodenal switch, LapBand, Realize Band, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, Vertical gastrectomy, weight loss surgery | No Comments »

There are two types of anatomical changes (restriction and malabsorption) created by weight loss surgery. Restriction limits or reduces the stomach volume and malabsorption separates the small intestines into two separate channels. For the past forty years each one of ...

Eating & Surviving the Holidays for Weight Loss Surgery Patients

Monday, December 8th, 2008 Posted in LapBand, Protein and calories, Realize Band, Stomaphyx, Vertical gastrectomy, weight loss surgery | No Comments »

PLAN ON NOT CUTTING BACK AFTER THE NEW YEAR: Anticipation of dieting or food restriction post weight-loss surgery sets you up for binge-type eating over the holidays. As you navigate the through the holidays, keep your long term goals in ...