Myth: I should look for foods with “protein” on the packaging because it is probably better for me.
One of the most common questions bariatric patients ask is, “Will I regain my weight?" Everyone considering bariatric surgery naturally has this concern. Certainly, the answer is complicated.
After weight loss surgery, one common side effect is occasional constipation. Most patients agree the benefits of weight loss surgery outweigh the challenges. One of the most frequently asked questions after surgery is about avoiding constipation. Bariatric surgeon Dr. Aviv Ben-Meir shares his tips for avoiding constipation and other gastrointestinal issues after weight loss surgery:
Weight loss surgery patients find that success comes from not only the surgery, but from lifestyle changes that their bariatric surgery center help them achieve. Exercise is an important component of healthy living and weight management after bariatric surgery. How soon can you start exercising after weight loss surgery? Bariatric surgeon Dr. Aviv Ben-Meir shares what he recommends for his patients.
Excess weight can prevent you from living the life you want and increase your risk of many health issues. With the help of weight loss surgery and lifestyle changes, you may improve or reduce your risk of health issues such as sleep apnea and other respiratory problems. Approximately 70% of Dr. Aviv Ben-Meir's weight loss surgery patients have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, also known as OSA. If you have obstructive sleep apnea, you might wonder how long after weight loss surgery you can stop using your CPAP machine at night. Dr. Ben-Meir answers this common question.
When adopting a new, healthier diet after weight loss surgery, many people question if artificial sweeteners are a good alternative to sugar. Dr. Aviv Ben-Meir explains which option is healthier and most helpful in sticking to a diet that meets your weight loss goals:
If you’re thinking of having bariatric surgery, you can find out more information by attending an in-person seminar or an online webinar. Here’s how to decide what will work best for you:
Choosing a surgeon to perform your bariatric surgery is a big decision that requires research and thoughtful consideration. Dr. Aviv Ben-Meir from the Lake Health Bariatric Surgery Center explains the factors you need to think about when deciding what surgeon–and weight loss surgery center–is right for you.
Being overweight takes a toll on your health both physically and mentally. As with any type of surgery, it is important to be educated when making your decision to take the next step. Here are the benefits of weight loss surgery and the ways it can help improve your health.
Many of Dr. Ben-Meir's patients consider weight loss surgery for a long time before committing to this courageous decision. They often ask, "Do I qualify for weight loss surgery?" To determine if you're eligible for weight loss surgery, our team looks at a variety of factors: