Protein: A Vital Piece in the Weight Loss Puzzle

When you think of protein, what comes to mind? A muscle bound body builder in a gym? A twenty ounce piece of beef in a steak house? Well, protein plays a very important role in all of our lives and when you are trying to lose weight, adequate protein consumption is a requirement.

Proteins are called the “building blocks of life”.

Inspiration

What inspired you to consider weight loss surgery? This question is probably very easy for you to answer. One person may answer “my health”, while another may quickly answer “because of my family”. Yet another might say “I just want to feel better”. Yes “wanting to look better” is another reason. None of these reasons are wrong and the lists of reasons or inspirations are endless.

MASTERY OF THE LAPBAND

< Patients that experience frequent sticking and vomiting despite the Lapband being not too tight have not mastered the proper eating techniques, and some of these patients will go on to pouch dilatation or a slip, requiring either revision, replacement or a conversion to a different procedure.

Myth #3. The Lapband requires too many adjustments. The surgeons at Tristate Bariatrics are all trained to perform adjustments during the surgery to implant the Lapband so that the number ofpThe Lapband is a safe and effective tool for weight loss. We continue to offer it as one of our surgical weight loss options.

Taking Medication after Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Alisha M. Fuller, FNP-BC Clinical Director

Taking Medication after Weight Loss Surgery What medications you take and how you take them will more than likely change after bariatric surgery. Taking medications that are not advised or in the wrong formulation, may lead to serious damage and cause adverse reactions in patients who have weight loss surgery.

Obesity

Michele Amundson, FNP-BC, RNFA

Obesity is a significant risk factor for comorbid conditions including hypertension, dyslipidemia, stroke and heart attack and certain types of cancers. It is associated with overall increased mortality and a decrease in lifespan. The benefits of bariatric surgery include weight loss which improves high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides,

Dining Out for the Post-Surgical Patient

Vincenza Garcia, RD, CDN

With our hectic lifestyles and busy schedules, dining out has become a part of life for many of us. Typically, dining out often means higher consumption of extra calories and fat from large portions and extra sodium. However, it is possible to dine out once you’ve had weight loss surgery,

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Sleeve Gastrectomy as a Primary Weight Loss Procedure

Many patients have recently become aware of the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as an option for surgical weight loss. The news has spread from various sources including: medical societies, insurance companies, internet articles, newspapers, and patient word of mouth. A most recent and very high profile acceptance of the sleeve gastrectomy as a surgical procedure for weight loss came from “CMS” which stands for “Centers for Medicare &

Realistic Expectations from Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery has been proven to be the only effective way to achieve and maintain significant weight loss for those suffering from severe obesity. Most diet and exercise programs and medications can be effective in achieving modest weight loss for the short term, but studies have shown that most people will regain their weight.

New Suffern, NY Office

On May 31, 2013 TRI STATE BARIATRICS opened a new office in Suffern NY. The office is located less than one mile from the Hospital. The grand opening was a Great success! May 31, 2013; Tri-State Bariatrics held their “Grand Opening” for their new office in Suffern, NY. The grand opening was a wonderful occasion.

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