All Child & Adult Should Be Screened for Obesity

Children age 6 and older should be screened for obesity and referred to intensive treatment when necessary. While the Affordable Care Act requires that nearly all plans cover such treatment, most kids don’t have access to programs featuring exercise, nutrition and...

Your new diet plan for bariatric surgery

Every bariatric program has slightly different diet guidelines. Different procedures may have different guidelines as well. The information below is not meant to replace your doctor’s or dietitian’s diet guidelines. It is however, meant to give you an idea of what to...

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Most weight loss surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery). The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass – often called gastric bypass – is considered the ‘gold standard’ of weight loss surgery. The Procedure There are two components to...

Bariatric surgery gets a bad rap

Bariatric surgery gets a bad rap. And it makes sense. Tell your friends or family members that you are considering bariatric surgery and you usually get a response like this; ‘You don’t need surgery. You’re not that fat. You can do it the natural way.’ Your friends...