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How Much Weight Will I Lose With Gastric Bypass?

How Much Weight Will I Lose With Gastric Bypass?

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Date: November 2, 2020

A common question that many people have on their minds before they go in for surgery is “How much weight will I lose with gastric bypass?” This question depends on several factors, and in order to understand why such great weight loss is possible, one must understand how the procedure works.

Top 8 Questions To Ask Your Bariatric Surgeon

Top 8 Questions To Ask Your Bariatric Surgeon

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Date: October 30, 2020

If your surgeon is uncomfortable answering any of these questions, find another one! Reputable surgeons are ready and willing to answer any question you may have about the surgery or about the surgeon.

What’s The Difference Between Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery?

What’s The Difference Between Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery?

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Date: October 28, 2020

In the past century, there have been quantum leaps made in the field of surgical medicine. Surgery went from a somewhat barbaric practice to a state-of-the-art, controlled, and sterile process with minimal pain and lowered recovery times.

Does Your Personality Change After Bariatric Surgery?

Does Your Personality Change After Bariatric Surgery?

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Date: October 26, 2020

Bariatric surgery is a big step for anyone who decides to go through with it. It’s a big financial commitment, but it also requires a significant change in lifestyle. For those who decide to take the plunge and stick with the post-op program, though, rapid weight loss is expected.

What Is a Portacath & What Is It Used For?

What Is a Portacath & What Is It Used For?

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Date: October 19, 2020

If you have to get IV treatments done on a regular basis, particularly for cancer treatment, you may have a device implanted called a portacath. This device makes it much easier for doctors to administer IV treatments and collect blood samples.

What Are the Symptoms & Causes of Bile Duct Obstruction

What Are the Symptoms & Causes of Bile Duct Obstruction

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Date: October 12, 2020

Bile duct obstruction, or biliary obstruction, is a very painful condition that could lead to serious problems. It occurs when one or more of the ducts that carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder, or from there to the small intestine, gets blocked up.

Tips for Avoiding Discomfort After Your Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Tips for Avoiding Discomfort After Your Gallbladder Removal Surgery

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Date: October 05, 2020

Gallbladder removal surgery, or cholecystectomy, is a surgery that thousands of people undergo every year. It’s commonly done due to gallstones, which are hardened deposits of cholesterol or bilirubin from the bile produced by the liver.

How do I prepare for weight loss surgery?

How do I prepare for weight loss surgery?

Author: Clarity Surgical
Date: September 28, 2020

Preparation is an important part of any surgery, and weight loss surgery is no exception. Not only will being properly prepared make it easier for you to rest and recover properly following your surgery, but it can also reduce your risk of experiencing complications during the procedure itself.

How Long Is Incisional Hernia Surgery Recovery Period

How Long Is Incisional Hernia Surgery Recovery Period

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Date: September 21, 2020

Hernias are never fun, and incisional hernias are no different. They’re less of a worry these days with the advent of laparoscopic procedures, which reduce the incisions down to a few small ones for a large variety of procedures. But that’s a cold comfort if you’re experiencing one right now.

How Much Weight Can You Lose with Lap-Band?

How Much Weight Can You Lose with Lap-Band?

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Date: 2020-09-14

The Lap-Band procedure is a popular choice for people who want to lose large amounts of excess weight, even if they’ve been unable to do so with diet and exercise.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Bariatric Surgery?

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Bariatric Surgery?

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Date: 2020-09-07

Recovery from bariatric surgery usually takes a little bit of time. At least two weeks need to be allocated toward the recovery from bariatric procedures.

How to Choose the Best Weight Loss Solution?

How to Choose the Best Weight Loss Solution?

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Date: August 31, 2020

When it comes to bariatric surgery, there isn’t one solution that is right for every patient. In fact, there are two main weight loss solutions that are effective in helping patients achieve rapid long-term weight loss.

Gastric Sleeve Stretching: Is A Stretched Stomach After Gastric Sleeve Possible?

Gastric Sleeve Stretching: Is A Stretched Stomach After Gastric Sleeve Possible?

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Date: 2020-08-10

Many patients wonder if they will experience stomach stretching after getting the gastric sleeve.

How Can I Maximize Weight Loss After Gastric Sleeve?

How Can I Maximize Weight Loss After Gastric Sleeve?

Author: Clarity Surgical
Date: July 31, 2020

Many patients wonder if they will experience stomach stretching after getting the gastric sleeve. This is a curious question for patients, especially once they know how gastric sleeve surgery works.

How To Tell When You Need Gallbladder Surgery & Why It’s Necessary

How To Tell When You Need Gallbladder Surgery & Why It’s Necessary

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Date: July 20, 2020

Cholecystectomy, otherwise known as gallbladder removal surgery, is one of the most common surgeries that adults of all ages end up having.

Which Weight Loss Surgery Is Best for Me?

Which Weight Loss Surgery Is Best for Me?

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Date: 2020-07-20

You might be wondering which weight loss procedure you want to choose.

Tips for Avoiding Hiatal Hernia Symptoms

Tips for Avoiding Hiatal Hernia Symptoms

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Date: July 06, 2020

A hernia is a condition caused by an organ protruding through the muscle or connective tissue that surrounds it. Think of the muscle as a wall that keeps the organs in place and protects it from injury.

Benefits of Orbera Gastric Balloon

Benefits of Orbera Gastric Balloon

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Date: June 16, 2020

If you are finding it difficult or impossible to lose weight naturally with a combination of diet and exercise, you aren’t alone. Many people struggle to develop or maintain the habits necessary to reach and maintain a healthy weight.

What Is the Safest Form of Weight Loss Surgery?

What Is the Safest Form of Weight Loss Surgery?

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Date: May 27, 2020

Losing weight is a huge battle for many individuals. While dieting and exercise may work for many, surgical weight loss is necessary for others.  Many patients come to the office and ask “What is the safest weight loss surgery that can be performed?”. 

Fight Disease:  Build a stronger immune system

Fight Disease: Build a stronger immune system

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Date: April 27, 2020

The whole world is on COVID-19 alert and with everything happening, I’ve been researching different ways we can naturally strengthen our immune systems. One remedy that comes to mind is the elderberry. Particularly the black elderberry which has ancient roots in Europe and is one of nature’s most versatile plants for “what ails you”.

Am I a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Am I a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Author: Clarity Surgical
Date: April 3, 2020

Interested in Bariatric Surgery? Read more to determine whether you are a good candidate for this surgical weight loss treatment.

The Benefits of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

The Benefits of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Author: Clarity Surgical
Date: March 31, 2020

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, this article is for you!

Practice Policy Update Regarding Covid-19

Practice Policy Update Regarding Covid-19

Author: Clarity Surgical
Date: March 19, 2020

It is an honor for you to entrust your care with us.  We don’t take this for granted.  Because of the relationship that has been formed between us, we would be remised if we didn’t send you a message regarding COVID19 and how we plan to manage it’s effects on the society, our practice, and most importantly our patients.

How To Choose The Right Bariatric Surgeon

How To Choose The Right Bariatric Surgeon

Author: Clarity Surgical
Date: February 26, 2020

If you have been struggling with excess weight for some time and the traditional methods of diet and exercise are not yielding the results that you are hoping for, you may be considering bariatric surgery.

Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas

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Date: February 25, 2020

The other day I was needing a dose of Black Eyed Peas.  No, I’m not referring to the multi-platinum hip-hop group, I’m talking about black-eyed peas (Cow peas) usually served with collard greens.   After spending time in Oklahoma, I was introduced to these peas which are often considered a staple in US Southern and Indian cuisine. 

Beans and Rice: Humble yet Complete

Beans and Rice: Humble yet Complete

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Date: February 04, 2020

How are your New Year’s resolutions holding up? If you weren’t aware, there was a vast growing trend to go vegan in January called “Veganuary”—the term comes from a UK-based nonprofit (called the same name). Veganuary's mission is to “encourage people to consume only plant foods for the month of January. Since then, participation has more than doubled each year, with an estimated 1.3 million people committing to Veganuary in 2019.”

How To Choose The Right Weight Loss Solution

How To Choose The Right Weight Loss Solution

Author: Clarity Surgical
Date: January 30, 2020

If you are carrying excess weight, you may be concerned about the effect that it is having on your health. Most of us know that being overweight or obese can have negative affects when it comes to our overall wellbeing. Obesity is a major risk factor for a variety of chronic diseases, including diabetes, arthritis, stroke, high blood pressure, heart disease and even cancer. 

Portion Control is Key this Holiday Season

Portion Control is Key this Holiday Season

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Date: December 23, 2019

Do you dread the holiday season? Does stress start to build just thinking about the range of demands placed on you? 

Thats So Gutsy

Thats So Gutsy

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Date: November 15, 2019

Like many others, I’ve suffered with intestinal issues for years but I seek nutrition to help out versus taking a pill. We’ve all seen commercials, and advertisements telling us to eat yogurt or take probiotics to improve our digestive systems. These companies claim their products are enriched with vitamins, minerals, and helpful bacterias. Helpful bacteria? What is this all about? Is this healthy and does it really make a difference to ingest something that adds “bacteria” to my gut?

Preserving Summer

Preserving Summer

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Date: September 13, 2019

If you want to preserve summer fruits and vegetables into winter, such as tomatoes, there are several methods including canning, freezing, drying and baking.

Healthy Food Options

Healthy Food Options

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Date: August 20, 2019

Let’s talk about food, baby, let’s talk about you and me …eating fresh, nutritious food! 

Just Enough

Just Enough

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Date: July 18, 2019

Often times, you look in the fridge and think, “Nothing looks appetizing for lunch, I’ll just grab something at work.” So, you grab a few extra dollars and head to work. This can wreak havoc on your diet and chip away at your bank account.

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

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Date: July 17, 2019

Summer is finally here!!! But wait, what’s with this heat? I’ll melt if I go out! Summer heat can lure people into staying inside gathering around the television, curling up with their smart devices, or lounging with their laptops. However, to maintain a healthier body it’s important to get up and move and summertime is a great time to start the journey towards a healthier lifestyle.