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Sex After Bariatric Surgery: Tips for the Newly Svelte

Sex After Bariatric Surgery: Tips for the Newly Svelte

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: November 24, 2021

There are some important things to keep in mind before diving back into your sex life.

Recovering from an Appendectomy: A Quick Guide

Recovering from an Appendectomy: A Quick Guide

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: November 20, 2021

Appendectomies are a common procedure, but it can still be confusing to know what you should do after the surgery.

Insurance Coverage for Weight Loss Surgery: Will Your Company Pay for Bariatrics?

Insurance Coverage for Weight Loss Surgery: Will Your Company Pay for Bariatrics?

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: November 16, 2021

Weight loss surgery is a medical procedure that helps obese patients lose weight.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing for Gallbladder Surgery

A Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing for Gallbladder Surgery

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: November 13, 2021

This step-by-step guide will help prepare for the operation and make it a little less scary.

Is Robotic Surgery Safer Than Regular Surgery?

Is Robotic Surgery Safer Than Regular Surgery?

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: November 8, 2021

Robotic surgery may seem like a fairly new concept, but actually, the first-ever robotic surgery was carried out back in the 1980s, meaning that it has been around nearly 40 years. Unsurprisingly though, the robotics and techniques used have continued to evolve and improve to maximize the benefits that it affords patients.

You Can't Eat What? A Helpful Guide to Diet After Lap Band Surgery

You Can't Eat What? A Helpful Guide to Diet After Lap Band Surgery

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: October 23, 2021

This article will provide an overview of the lap band diet restrictions and helpful tips for cooking delicious food

What a Hiatal Hernia Attack Feels Like

What a Hiatal Hernia Attack Feels Like

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: October 19, 2021

What do you know about hiatal hernia? If you are like most people, the answer is not much.

The Harmful Effects of Rapid Weight Gain on the Joints

The Harmful Effects of Rapid Weight Gain on the Joints

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: October 12, 2021

Our weight loss doctors in Huntington Station are very familiar with the negative impact obesity has on the body.

How the Gallbladder is Removed: A Step-by-Step Guide

How the Gallbladder is Removed: A Step-by-Step Guide

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: October 09, 2021

The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that sits just under the liver in the abdomen.

How is a Hiatal Hernia Repaired?

How is a Hiatal Hernia Repaired?

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: September 30, 2021

A hiatal hernia occurs when the top part of your stomach bulges through your diaphragm, which is the large muscle separating your abdomen and chest, and up into your chest cavity. In some cases, it could be another organ that pushes through the diaphragm, such as the spleen or pancreas.

Gastric Sleeve vs. Gastric Bypass vs. Lap Band: How These Surgeries Differ

Gastric Sleeve vs. Gastric Bypass vs. Lap Band: How These Surgeries Differ

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: September 18, 2021

As someone battling excess pounds, you may be considering weight loss surgery. This is an excellent option to consider if you are overweight and unable to drop pounds through diet and exercise alone.

Can You Get a Hernia From Coughing?

Can You Get a Hernia From Coughing?

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: September 15, 2021

You may be wondering: can you get a hernia from coughing? The answer is, it's possible to injure your abdominal muscles when coughing, and these injuries could lead to a hernia in some cases.

Can Spicy Foods Cause Your Appendix to Burst?

Can Spicy Foods Cause Your Appendix to Burst?

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: September 9, 2021

You may have experienced a bout of stomach distress after consuming a little too much spice, but can spicy food cause appendicitis?

Spleen Removal: Reasons, Risks, and Recovery

Spleen Removal: Reasons, Risks, and Recovery

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: August 31, 2021

What is the spleen? This is a fist-sized organ situated on the abdomen’s upper left side. It serves several functions in the body, including filtering the blood and keeping it flowing to the liver. It is an important part of the immune system; however, you can still survive without it. This is because the liver can perform some of the spleen’s functions.

Top 10 Reasons Why People Choose Sleeve Gastrectomy

Top 10 Reasons Why People Choose Sleeve Gastrectomy

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: September 25, 2021

It's never easy to decide on your health, but if you're considering undergoing bariatric surgery, then this blog post is for you.

Why Alcohol Is Bad After Bariatric Surgery

Why Alcohol Is Bad After Bariatric Surgery

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Date: August 11, 2021

One of those changes will be to your alcohol intake, assuming you currently imbibe. Let’s cover the key facts about drinking after bariatric surgery.

Pyloroplasty for the Treatment of Gastroparesis

Pyloroplasty for the Treatment of Gastroparesis

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Date: August 09, 2021

Pyloroplasty is a type of surgery that addresses partial or complete blockages of the pylorus. This is a valve that controls how food passes between the stomach and the small intestine.

How Fast Can I Return to Work After Bariatric Surgery?

How Fast Can I Return to Work After Bariatric Surgery?

Author: Bariatric Surgery
Date: August 02, 2021

With any procedure, you will typically be able to return to work before you are fully healed, which is pretty important given complete recovery from bariatric surgery takes months.

All About Mesh Removal After Hernia Repair

All About Mesh Removal After Hernia Repair

Author: Clarity Surgical
Date: August 02, 2021

When a patient struggles after hernia repair surgery with mesh, it typically needs to be removed. Let’s dive into the facts surrounding mesh removal. 

Weighing the Benefits and Risks of Weight Loss Surgery

Weighing the Benefits and Risks of Weight Loss Surgery

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: July 31, 2021

Getting weight loss surgery is a major, life-changing decision, but before you go ahead, you should consider the benefits and risks associated with such a procedure.

What to Expect After Gall Bladder Removal

What to Expect After Gall Bladder Removal

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Date: July 22, 2021

Getting gall bladder removal surgery in Huntington Station should set you on a path to better health. However, after cholecystectomy, some aspects of your life will change. Part of this will be temporary, just part of the recovery process. Other changes will be more permanent. But don’t let that put you off. Gall bladder removal is incredibly common, and since it isn’t an essential organ, the changes you’ll need to make aren’t too radical. Here’s what to expect after gallbladder surgery.

What Are the Advantages of Robot-Assisted Surgery?

What Are the Advantages of Robot-Assisted Surgery?

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Date: 2021-07-22

Robot-assisted surgery is a type of laparoscopic surgery. While not all laparoscopic procedures incorporate robotics, almost all that do are laparoscopic in nature. The robot or robots used in the surgery are guided by your surgeon, increasing their dexterity and working in smaller spaces than human hands can manage. In some cases, this allows for procedures that were previously impossible to perform.

What Are Lipomas, and Can They Be Treated Naturally?

What Are Lipomas, and Can They Be Treated Naturally?

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Date: 2021-07-15

Lipomas are masses in the skin that feel soft, even rubbery, to the touch. What causes lipomas varies, but the source always comes back to lumps of fat growing on soft tissues. Learn more about the causes and symptoms of lipomas.

Lap Band to Gastric Sleeve Revision: What You Need to Know

Lap Band to Gastric Sleeve Revision: What You Need to Know

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Date: 2021-07-05

For many patients, gastric band surgery can be lifechanging. However, for some patients, relapse comes a few years after surgery. At that point, they have to make a decision: continue on the track back to obesity or get a revision surgery? Standard lap band revision is an option, but for many patients, once their original fails, they want something new. For this, we suggest lap band to gastric sleeve surgery.

Stages of Dieting for Bariatric Patients

Stages of Dieting for Bariatric Patients

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: June 30, 2021

Before you undergo gastric bypass, you need to find out if you are a good candidate for the surgery. This will involve understanding what to expect from the procedure and the role that a diet may play. Adults eligible for the surgery will typically have a BMI (body mass index) of more than 35, and candidates will usually be more than 100 pounds overweight. This includes those who face health risks due to their weight. 

What Is the Recovery Period After Laproscopic Surgery?

What Is the Recovery Period After Laproscopic Surgery?

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Date: June 19, 2021

After laparoscopic surgery in Huntington Station, it’s time to tackle the recovery period. The good news is that the recovery time for laparoscopic surgery is less than for more invasive surgical methods. The bad news is that recovery from surgery is never pleasant. Here’s what you should know before your procedure.

What Are the Causes and Symptoms of Diverticular Disease?

What Are the Causes and Symptoms of Diverticular Disease?

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Date: June 12, 2021

Diverticular disease is an umbrella term that encompasses three specific conditions involving the colon. These are: diverticulosis, diverticular bleeding, and diverticulitis. Each of these conditions is related to the development of small sacs in the wall of the colon.

Medication After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Medication After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

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Date: June 06, 2021

Gastric sleeve surgery in Long Island has the potential to be lifechanging. However, during the recovery period, it also has the potential to be painful and uncomfortable. Gastric sleeve pain isn’t exceptional. In fact, many believe it to be one of the least painful bariatric surgeries. However, any surgery is going to trigger certain responses in your body, and pain is a part of that.

Foods to Eat After Appendix Surgery

Foods to Eat After Appendix Surgery

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Date: 2021-06-02

After any surgery, your choice of diet is going to make a big impact. The foods you eat can help you heal, boost your energy, or—conversely—cause pain and increase your recovery time.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Author: Clarity Surgical
Date: May 31, 2021

If you are classified as obese and are struggling to lose weight using a combination of diet and exercise, you may be thinking about bariatric surgery to support your efforts. There are varying types of weight loss surgery, and your bariatric surgeon in Long Island will be able to advise you on the best procedure. One of the most popular weight loss procedures is gastric sleeve surgery.

How Lipoma Removal Surgery Is Done

How Lipoma Removal Surgery Is Done

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Date: May 21, 2021

Noticing any raised lump beneath your skin can be terrifying. However, in many cases, it is something benign, like a lipoma. Of course, just because something isn’t cancerous doesn’t mean you want to keep it.

What Kinds of Hernias Are There?

What Kinds of Hernias Are There?

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Date: May 19, 2021

Most of us have a vague idea of what a hernia is. We know that it happens when a tissue bulges through into an area of the body where it shouldn’t be and that we are often told we will get one if we lift something too heavy. But that’s about it.

How to Build Muscle After Weight Loss Surgery

How to Build Muscle After Weight Loss Surgery

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Date: May 13, 2021

After bariatric surgery, most patients lose significant amounts of weight. This is typically something to be celebrated, as it means fighting back against morbid obesity. However, some weight loss isn’t beneficial.

Signs That You Might Need Gallbladder Surgery

Signs That You Might Need Gallbladder Surgery

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Date: May 06, 2021

Most people never give a single thought to their gallbladder until something goes wrong. While this organ is small, when it’s giving you trouble, it sure is mighty! If you are in pain and questioning if it’s a sign you need your gallbladder removed.

Do’s & Don'ts After Umbilical Hernia Surgery

Do’s & Don'ts After Umbilical Hernia Surgery

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Date: April 30, 2021

A hernia occurs when an individual’s intestines protrude or bulge through the abdominal wall through the belly button or around the area. Umbilical hernias are more prevalent in people who are overweight, and they can also affect pregnant women during or after pregnancy. 

How Does Bariatric Surgery Improve Overall Health?

How Does Bariatric Surgery Improve Overall Health?

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: April 30, 2021

Bariatric surgery is a very successful treatment technique for helping people who are having difficulty losing weight. It is often recommended for patients who are obese and have a significant amount of weight to lose, and those who have serious health problems that could be improved via weight loss.

Vegetarian Diet after Bariatric Surgery

Vegetarian Diet after Bariatric Surgery

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Date: April 26, 2021

After undergoing bariatric surgery conducted by the best bariatric surgeons on long island, it’s recommended that the patient consume a diet that’s high in protein and low in carbs. This is because your body needs all the help it can get to heal and maintain lean muscle during rapid weight loss.

5 Best Ways to Take Control of Abdominal Adhesions

5 Best Ways to Take Control of Abdominal Adhesions

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: April 21, 2021

Your body is an efficient system that has a fall-back for almost every situation. The normal healing process that is part of this efficient system is what causes adhesions.

Relationship Between Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Relationship Between Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Date: April 17, 2021

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that causes one's breathing to stop and start as one sleeps. It occurs when an individual’s throat muscles sporadically relax and block the airway as he sleeps.

Constipation Help after Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Constipation Help after Gastric Sleeve Surgery

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Date: April 05, 2021

After undergoing a sleeve gastrectomy on long island, your bowel movements will be affected which leads to constipation. Constipation is when you experience irregular bowel movements or pass hard stool or have difficulty passing stool.

Can Gastric Bypass Surgery Improve Diabetes?

Can Gastric Bypass Surgery Improve Diabetes?

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: March 31, 2021

Diabetes is an extremely common health condition, estimated to affect 34.2 million Americans. An additional 88 million are estimated to have pre-diabetes, meaning that they are exceptionally close to developing not only type 2 diabetes but also conditions such as heart disease. Diabetes affects how your body turns food into energy, and this can cause your blood sugar levels to be too high. While this may not necessarily sound concerning, it can actually have a detrimental effect on your health and wellbeing.

The Definitive Guide to the Bariatric Keto Diet

The Definitive Guide to the Bariatric Keto Diet

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: March 29, 2021

The ketogenic diet is very popular these days, with tens of experts giving their opinion and creating diet plans based on it. On social media, many show their dramatic weight loss results and attribute them to the diet.

Post-Operative Stretches to Help your Hernia Heal

Post-Operative Stretches to Help your Hernia Heal

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: March 23, 2021

Hernias are known for being horribly painful and kind of disgusting. A hernia occurs when an internal organ pushes through a muscle, resulting in a visible lump that aches when you cough or strain and disappears when you lie down.

Physical Activity the First 3-6 Months after Bariatric Surgery

Physical Activity the First 3-6 Months after Bariatric Surgery

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: March 13, 2021

Anyone who has gotten bariatric surgery knows that is just the beginning of their weight loss journey. After healing, doctors recommend going on a diet and creating a post bariatric surgery exercise plan.

Experience Weight Loss without Surgery with Orbera Balloon System

Experience Weight Loss without Surgery with Orbera Balloon System

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: March 03, 2021

A lot of people in the US have a problem losing excess weight and keeping it off permanently. At the same time, many fear undergoing a surgical procedure like a gastric bypass in order to remove the weight.

What Foods Should You Avoid After Bariatric Surgery?

What Foods Should You Avoid After Bariatric Surgery?

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: February 28, 2021

Bariatric surgery has become increasingly common over the past several decades. In fact, estimates suggest that more than 200,000 bariatric procedures are performed in the United States every year. Bariatric surgery is typically recommended for patients who are classified as being obese and who are finding it difficult to lose weight through simply making changes to their diet and increasing physical activity levels. There are several different types of bariatric surgery, and your bariatric surgeon will be able to advise you which is the most appropriate based on your individual needs.

What Are The Risk Factors For Development Of Cholesterol Gallstones?

What Are The Risk Factors For Development Of Cholesterol Gallstones?

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Date: February 25, 2021

When left unchecked, gallstones can cause grave problems such as pain, swelling, pancreatitis, and infection. One can have a gall bladder operation or gall bladder removal in Nassau County.

How Your Diet Impacts Diverticulitis

How Your Diet Impacts Diverticulitis

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Date: February 22, 2021

Diverticulitis is a condition that develops when the diverticula tear and become infected or inflamed. This condition is common among people who are older and consume a low fiber diet.

Can Lifting Heavy Objects Really Cause a Hernia?

Can Lifting Heavy Objects Really Cause a Hernia?

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Date: February 13, 2021

People like weightlifters and construction workers are at high risk of developing a hernia from lifting heavy objects as they perform their duties.

10 Signs Indicating You May Have a Hernia

10 Signs Indicating You May Have a Hernia

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Date: February 09, 2021

Pain that worsens over time is a typical symptom of a hernia. Should you experience any pain after lengthy walking or standing in the umbilical or groin area visit a healthcare provider.

How Do You Qualify for Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

How Do You Qualify for Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: January 31, 2021

Gastric sleeve surgery is the most common bariatric procedure performed today. It is widely accepted as an effective treatment option for obesity and highly regarded as a powerful weight-loss tool. However, not all obese patients are eligible for a laparoscopic gastric sleeve. You have to fulfill some criteria before your bariatric surgeon approves you for this type of operation.

The Myths and Facts of Diverticulitis

The Myths and Facts of Diverticulitis

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: January 26, 2021

Diverticulitis is a condition affecting the large intestine or colon. This painful condition is characterized by small pockets, known as diverticular, forming in the large intestine wall. Sometimes these pockets can get infected and inflamed.

How long does it take to recover from a colostomy reversal?

How long does it take to recover from a colostomy reversal?

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Date: January 20, 2021

A colostomy reversal is a surgery that is done after a colostomy patient has fully recovered. It's likely to take some time for recovery. Click to learn more!

Can I Have Lap Band Weight Loss Surgery After Gastric Bypass?

Can I Have Lap Band Weight Loss Surgery After Gastric Bypass?

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Date: January 12, 2021

Individuals who have had a successful gastric bypass surgery have reported being able to lose weight quickly and see an improvement in their health. While the surgery has been helpful in weight loss, individuals have reported regaining the lost weight, a big setback in their weight loss journey.

Can Drinking Water Stretch your Stomach after Gastric Bypass?

Can Drinking Water Stretch your Stomach after Gastric Bypass?

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Date: January 01, 2021

So, can your stomach stretch after gastric sleeve surgery? Yes it can. Food gets stored for a while in the stomach before being digested in different parts of your guy.

Weight Loss Surgery Can Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution

Weight Loss Surgery Can Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: December 31, 2020

It’s common to add weight loss at the top of your list of resolutions every New Year. Even so, it is not that easy to fulfill. Members of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons say that if you’re a good candidate for weight loss surgery, you can start the New Year in a healthier way. If you want to take this path, here’s what you should know about how weight loss surgery can help.

When Do You Need Surgery For Diverticulitis

When Do You Need Surgery For Diverticulitis

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Date: December 26, 2020

If you have diverticulitis and have dealt with acute, painful episodes, you might be wondering whether or not you need surgery for diverticulitis. So when is the right time to have diverticulitis surgery? Let’s take a look.

How To Overcome Common Weight Loss Barriers

How To Overcome Common Weight Loss Barriers

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Date: December 19, 2020

Even though weight loss isn’t easy, there are specific factors that make weight loss more difficult for some individuals than others. So what are these factors, and how can one overcome challenges for weight loss?

Does A Gluten Free Diet Help You Lose Weight?

Does A Gluten Free Diet Help You Lose Weight?

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Date: December 12, 2020

Those who are looking to lose weight have undoubtedly come across a variety of diets that are recommended by so-called weight loss experts. Some experts recommend a vegan diet, whereas others recommend a ketogenic diet.

Can A Hernia Go Away On Its Own?

Can A Hernia Go Away On Its Own?

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Date: December 8, 2020

Hernias are at best a nuisance and a highly painful experience at worst. If you feel a bulge in your abdomen or groin that wasn’t there before, you may be experiencing a hernia. Most hernias aren’t all that dangerous, and not all hernias require surgery.

Is Intermittent Fasting Safe After Bariatric Surgery in Huntington Station

Is Intermittent Fasting Safe After Bariatric Surgery in Huntington Station

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Date: November 8, 2020

It’s not as easy for bariatric surgery patients to get their required nutrients, particularly protein. Could intermittent fasting be harmful for those who just underwent bariatric surgery? Let’s find out!

Frequently Asked Questions about Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

Frequently Asked Questions about Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: November 30, 2020

If you have tried to lose weight using the conventional methods of diet and exercise and haven’t been successful, or if you initially dropped some pounds and your weight loss has plateaued, you may be considering a surgical solution for the remainder of your weight loss journey. There are several different weight loss surgeries available, and one that is commonly recommended to many patients is a laparoscopic gastric bypass. 

Why Do People Get Lipomas? Causes & Symptoms of Lipoma

Why Do People Get Lipomas? Causes & Symptoms of Lipoma

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Date: November 29, 2020

If you’ve noticed a squishy, slow-growing lump somewhere on your body, you might be concerned that it could be malignant.

What To Eat & What To Avoid After Gallbladder Surgery

What To Eat & What To Avoid After Gallbladder Surgery

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Date: November 22, 2020

Removing your gallbladder does not change the fact that your liver is still producing bile. However, it’s now flowing right into the small intestine, which will change the way your body is able to tolerate certain foods.

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.

How can stress affect weight loss surgery?

How can stress affect weight loss surgery?

Author: Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions
Date: October 31, 2020

Stress is a natural and normal part of everyday life, with most people experiencing some small degree of stress on a daily basis. However, there are times during our life when stress and anxiety can become much more significant and can have a serious impact on our day to day lives. One of these times can be following a major health issue or procedure – such as weight loss surgery.

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! 

Healthy Meal Ideas for Healthier Life

Healthy Meal Ideas for Healthier Life

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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.