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When I was first diagnosed with diabetes, I was terrified. I went home, started crying, and researched exactly what being diagnosed with diabetes really meant. I had always heard the word “diabetes”, but I truly did not know what I was faced with. My doctor didn’t provide much explanation on what to expect, my prognosis
In addition to helping patients lose weight, bariatric surgery can resolve Type 2 Diabetes, as well as substantially lower the risk for strokes and heart attacks.  According to a recent research study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers found bariatric surgery patients were 39% less likely to experience a heart- or stroke-related

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Kera – Spotlight!

My name is Kera Melancon. I am 34 years old with an amazing husband and three beautiful children. I was diagnosed with diabetes at 31 years old. When I found out that I was a diabetic, I wasn’t very educated and thought “ok I’ll just not eat as much sugar”. Little did I know there

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Fad diets and trendy workouts typically don’t provide long-term weight loss results. Prior to his surgery, Jason spent hours and hours in the gym. He tried every supplement on the market. Nothing provided him the long-term sustained results he desired. Nicole experienced a similar struggle. She recalls attending a yoga class in New Orleans with
New research from the Cleveland Clinic adds more evidence that people with type 2 diabetes and obesity can significantly reduce their risk of death and major cardiovascular events if they undergo weight loss or bariatric surgery. The results of the study were presented on September 2, 2019, at the European Society of Cardiology Congress and simultaneously published in
Many people view bariatric surgery as a procedure for patients considered to be “morbidly obese.” However, our practice offers weight loss options for patients looking to lose 50 pounds, 100 pounds, 150 pounds, all the way to 300-400 pounds. According to Nicole, many of her immediately family members struggled with obesity and, as a result,
Discussing bariatric surgery with friends and family can be tough. Many loved ones believe you look and feel fine and that surgery is too drastic for your circumstances. Jason experienced this conversation with his wife when he initially discussed the possibility of having the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. At the time, his wife did not think
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