Obesity Blog

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Announcing New Morpheus8 Services Offered at Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors

April 11, 2024 | Uncategorized

Advancements in the area of aesthetic medicine have been nothing short of amazing. At Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors, Dr. Hesham Atwa and his skilled team pride themselves on staying at the forefront of these innovations. One such breakthrough they are...

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Can I lose too much weight after weight loss surgery?

March 12, 2024 | Weight Loss

While the primary goal of weight loss surgery is to assist in shedding excess weight, you may have concerns about losing too much weight post-surgery. Sometimes, when consulting with patients considering weight loss surgery, we are asked “Can I lose...

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How soon can I go back to work after weight loss surgery?

February 09, 2024 | Weight Loss

A very common question my team and I are asked at Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors is “How soon can I go back to work after weight loss surgery?” Weight loss surgery, also know as bariatric surgery, can be a life-changing...

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5 Tips for Sticking to a New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution

January 09, 2024 | Weight Loss

While most New Year’s resolutions fail, there are some things you can do to set yourself up for success not only in January, but all year long. There have been many studies completed regarding the failure of New Year’s resolutions....

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Is weight loss surgery reversible?

December 11, 2023 | Weight Loss

You may be wondering if weight loss surgery is reversible. This depends upon the type of operation performed. With many advancements over the past few decades, weight loss surgery, also know as bariatric surgery, is considered a safe way to...

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What if my insurance doesn’t cover weight loss surgery?

November 27, 2023 | Weight Loss

If you find yourself in a situation where your insurance doesn’t cover weight loss surgery, it can be frustrating and disheartening. But don’t lose hope – there are several options to consider. At Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors, Dr. Hesham Atwa...

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How Can I Avoid Weight Gain During the Holidays?

November 16, 2023 | Weight Loss

Navigating the holiday season after weight loss surgery or during any weight loss journey can be a time of challenge and frustration. Here are some effective strategies to help keep you on track. At Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors, Dr. Hesham...

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What should I look for in a weight loss surgery program?

October 25, 2023 | Bariatric Surgery

Having weight loss surgery is a personal decision. An integral part of your decision should be choosing the right surgeon and program for you. Your decision to have weight loss surgery is a personal and important one. Below are some...

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What are the best weight loss surgery options available today?

October 11, 2023 | Weight-Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery has come a long way over the past few decades. It is considered a safe procedure that helps nearly 300,000 people annually in the United States lose significant weight and improve their health. At Long Island Laparoscopic...

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What are the benefits of a sleeve gastrectomy?

September 27, 2023 | Bariatric Surgery

A sleeve gastrectomy is the most common weight loss procedure performed in the United States. It is typically performed as a robotic laparoscopic surgery. During surgery, about 80% of your stomach is removed leaving a tubular shaped stomach about the...

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