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Bariatric Surgery and Fertility: What is the Connection?

It’s a known fact that the healthier you are, the better your chances of conceiving and having a healthy pregnancy. And a key factor for many women of reproductive age is losing weight. For some patients, losing 10 lbs. is enough to improve health. But if you are battling with obesity, the simplistic formula of […]

What is obesity? Are you a candidate for weight loss surgery?

About a third of Americans are obese and another third are overweight. In Canada, 1 in 4 Canadians were obese in 2011-2012, or about 6.3 million people; the proportion has grown 17.5% since 2003. Mexico's obesity prevalence is not that distant to these countries with 32.4% obese and…

Pipes clogged? BM after weight loss surgery.

Decreased food intake, difficulty on drinking adequate amounts of fluids, and iron & calcium supplementation can reduce frequency in bowel movements. Is there something you can do? First, you would need to assess if there is a medical condition that is somehow impeding the proper function of the gut….

Bariatric Surgery Pre-Op-Diet

“The last meal” While you might feel tempted to have a “last meal” or a “private food farewell” you must be aware that doing so you will replenish your liver and ultimately enlarge it, diminishing the purpose of the pre-op diet and making it more difficult for your surgeons to…

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…