Obesity Blog

Category: Bariatric Surgery

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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 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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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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Dr. Hesham Atwa Shares Why He Enjoys Bariatric Surgery So Much

June 07, 2023 | Bariatric Surgery

It is much more than performing life-saving surgeries, it is about improving the quality of life for my patients and guiding them to long-term success. Throughout my career, I have always been drawn to and excelled at learning and utilizing...

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Clinical Director of Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors On Resolving Genetic Obesity With Adolescent Bariatric Surgery

September 23, 2022 | Bariatric Surgery

Having gallbladder problems will leave you feeling intense pain. There are some questions you\'ll want to keep in mind regarding your treatment.

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Understanding Diverticulitis Surgery

December 27, 2021 | Bariatric Surgery

If you have diverticulitis, it\'s important that you understand diverticulitis surgery. Learn more about it here, and contact us today if you have any questions.

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When is Gallbladder Surgery Necessary?

November 11, 2021 | Bariatric Surgery

Gallbladder surgery is an invasive surgical procedure. Treating this inflammation can prevent gallstone formation that may necessitate a more invasive surgery.

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How Bariatric Surgery Can Improve Overall Health

December 08, 2020 | Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is about more than just weight loss. Find out how the procedure can improve your overall health. If you asked 10 different people preparing for bariatric surgery why they chose to undergo the procedure, you’d come up with...

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