Obesity Blog

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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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What are the Benefits of Robotic Surgery?

September 13, 2023 | Bariatric Surgery

As the Director of Robotic Surgery at St. Charles Hospitals in New York, Dr. Hesham Atwa is often asked about the benefits of robotic surgery – particularly when it comes to weight loss surgery. Here are Dr. Hesham Atwa’s top...

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What is a Sleeve Gastrectomy?

August 30, 2023 | Gastrectomy

The Sleeve Gastrectomy, also known as a Gastric Sleeve is currently the most common weight loss surgery performed in the United States. At Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors, patients inquiring about weight loss surgery learn about all of their options in...

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How do I know if I qualify for weight loss surgery?

August 16, 2023 | Bariatric Surgery

New evidence-based weight loss surgery requirements were announced in October, 2022. Learn how this impacts your requirements for weight loss surgery eligibility. At Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors, we are often asked by our patients who want to lose weight if...

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Dr. Hesham Atwa’s Top 4 Tips for Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery

August 02, 2023 | Bariatric Surgery

Properly preparing for weight loss surgery can help ensure a successful procedure and a smooth recovery. Weight loss surgery is a great treatment for obesity. It provides you with an excellent tool that – when used properly – can help...

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Is the ORBERA Gastric Balloon safe?

July 19, 2023 | Obesity

Dr. Hesham Atwa, Founder of Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors and board-certified bariatric surgeon shares information regarding the safety of the ORBERA non-surgical weight loss procedure. Sometimes patients wonder if the ORBERA Gastric Balloon procedure is safe. This procedure is considered...

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