Bariatric surgery can be an excellent a tool to help you lose weight and reduce obesity-related comorbidities. If you’ve considered surgery in the past but waited because you weren’t sure if you qualified, you may be surprised to learn that patients have a wide variety of conditions and specific needs. There is no magic wand
It’s no secret that many Americans struggle with obesity and weight loss, so it’s not surprising that the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery reported that over 180,000 people opted for weight loss surgery in 2013. Medical evidence is stacking up in favor of bariatric surgery, too, as news headlines regularly report new studies
Dr. Michael Thomas, a partner with The Surgical Specialists of Louisiana and Mississippi, was named one of the 3 surgeons in the State of Louisiana to perform weight loss surgery on Heads Up! participants. The “Heads Up” program is a five-year pilot program started by the Office of Group Benefits, the insurer for all Louisiana
It’s common to associate inflammation with arthritis and joint pain. But a recent finding gives us one more reason to watch what we eat! Research conducted at Methodist Hospital in Houston found that fat tissue can become inflamed, causing numerous health problems for overweight and obese people. More importantly, certain diets, like those high in
At their Annual Meeting in Chicago this week, the AMA (American Medical Association) took an unprecedented step and officially endorsed obesity as a disease. This came as a surprise to many as the vote from the AMA’s House of Delegates went against the Association’s Council on Science and Public Health.
Whether it’s the kids wearing us out, an unexpected project at work that has us burning the midnight oil, or a plateau that’s been stalling our weight loss, each of us has reached a moment where we feel like saying “I’ve had it!” For many of us, before bariatric surgery those high-stress moments led us