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Weight Loss Set Back: When Bites Add Up

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 Posted in Bariatric surgery, Eating healthy, Nutrition, post weight loss surgery tips, Post WLS tips, Protein and calories, weight loss surgery | No Comments »

The vertical sleeve gastrectomy, LapBand, and any other form of weight loss surgery is a tool that helps someone lose weight in many ways-but there may be ways that that tool can also not help. Though the surgeries usually restrict the amount ...

Get Your Front Row Seat To A Sleeve Gastrectomy This Saturday!

Thursday, May 17th, 2012 Posted in Bariatric surgery, News, surgical weight loss, Vertical gastrectomy, weight loss surgery | No Comments »

Our office is buzzing with excitement about this Saturday's first ever live vertical sleeve gastrectomy! On Saturday, 5/19/12, at 8am, please join us by going to our website at http://www.lapsf.com/live-sleeve-gastrectomy-surgery/ Not only will you get the virtual experience, you will have ...

Dr. Cirangle to perform the first live sleeve gastrectomy and Twitter feed this Saturday!

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 Posted in Bariatric surgery, Diabetes, News, surgical weight loss, Uncategorized, Vertical gastrectomy | No Comments »

Seeking to educate the public about obesity and what happens in the operating room during  weight loss surgery, Dr. Paul T. Cirangle will be broadcasting a live laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with a simultaneous Twittercast.  The first-ever event of its kind ...

Dear Food, Our friendship isn’t working and I need to move on. Sincerely, The New Me

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 Posted in Bariatric surgery, Duodenal switch, Eating healthy, LapBand, post weight loss surgery tips, Realize Band, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, surgical weight loss, Uncategorized, Vertical gastrectomy, weight loss plan, weight loss surgery, Weight loss surgery results | No Comments »

“Food feels like my best friend.” We hear this so often from our weight loss surgery patients. Maybe you can relate. When you’re upset, anxious, despondent, angry, or bored the instant calm that food provides can feel like your greatest ...

FAQ: Information on leak tests

Friday, February 18th, 2011 Posted in Vertical gastrectomy, Vertical sleeve gastrectomy, weight loss surgery, Weight loss surgery results | No Comments »

This is one of our top questions from prospective patients, so we thought it was worth reposting.   We have performed the vertical sleeve gastrectomy (vertical gastrectomy) in 1,600 patients and the duodenal switch in >900 patients, thus we have performed the ...

Adjustable gastric band to sleeve conversions/revisions

Saturday, September 18th, 2010 Posted in Bariatric surgery, LapBand, Realize Band, surgical weight loss, Vertical gastrectomy, weight loss plan, weight loss surgery, Weight loss surgery results | No Comments »

As the popularity of adjustable gastric banding has increased in the United States, so have the problems associated with this approach to weight loss.  Issues with band slips, erosions and most commonly inadequate weight loss surgery results or weight regain ...

Post Op Day 58

Friday, May 7th, 2010 Posted in Bariatric surgery, Protein and calories, surgical weight loss, Vertical gastrectomy, weight loss plan, weight loss surgery, Weight loss surgery results | No Comments »

Hello everyone!  I had to wait until I could articulate my feelings of late without crying.  I was so happy and pleased with the surgical weight loss progress I had made when I last wrote.  The weight loss has continued ...

Post-op day 30

Thursday, April 15th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized, Vertical gastrectomy, Vertical sleeve gastrectomy, weight loss surgery | No Comments »

I am sorry that I have not written in a week. I didn't realize it had been that long. I made the 4 week mark on Monday, March 29th. Tomorrow will be 1 month out. from the vertical sleeve gastrectomy. ...

Post-Op day 9

Monday, March 29th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I stepped on the scale this morning and weighed 367.1 pounds.  I weighed 374.6 on morning of surgery.  I spent 2 nights in the hospital as I was having esophageal spasms and difficulty making me liquid intake requirements.  I went home ...

*Patient blog-Introduction to Sharon’s journey

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Hi!  My name is Sharon and my story started when I hit puberty.  I was always a normal weight kid until I stated turning into a little lady; it was all down hill from there.  Fast forward to high school where ...