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Use the sliders to determine your Body Mass Index (BMI), and whether or not you should contact OCC to schedule a weight loss surgery consultation.

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Your Weight: 184 pounds

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Your Height: 5' 4"

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Your BMI: 32
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Preparing For Surgery

Overcoming Anxiety Before Weight Loss Surgery

Even when undergoing a procedure already tried out through and through like the Gastric Sleeve or the Gastric Plication, some patients arrive with a nervous and anxious look in their faces. Even in today’s age where information is at our fingertips in our cell phones, tablets and laptops, they sometimes come in…

Breathing: The Key to a Quick Recovery after Bariatric Surgery

Meet the spirometer It’s easy to use because, that’s all you do! Breathe! Most patients look at it as a simple plastic device with a ball(s) that rise up and down, but in reality it can be a life-saving device. Given the fact that a patient is lying in bed…

Smoking Before Bariatric Surgery… Can I?

People are often nervous before surgery, so quitting smoking might be the last thing on their minds. Even thinking about quitting might be stressful. However, people who smoke frequently have complications after surgery, particularly with wound healing. It is essential that patients stop smoking before bariatric surgery. What happens whe you smoke……

Do I Really Need to Lose Weight Before Weight Loss Surgery?

Losing weight is very frustrating, and it gets even worse when you are being asked to lose weight before a weight loss surgery. So, what’s the point? A successful weight loss surgery starts with preparing your body for surgery. By losing the prescribed weight prior to surgery, you are ensuring…