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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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How Does the ORBERA Gastric Balloon Work?

July 05, 2023 | Obesity

Dr. Hesham Atwa, Founder of Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors and board-certified bariatric surgeon shares how the ORBERA Gastric Balloon works. The ORBERA gastric balloon system is a non-surgical treatment for obesity. It is designed to help you lose weight by...

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How Does Weight Loss Surgery Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

May 10, 2023 | Obesity

Significant weight loss with weight loss surgery can often send Type 2 diabetes into remission. Excess weight often plays in important role in the development of Type 2 diabetes since both are the result of problems with your body’s metabolism....

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Is Weight Loss Surgery Safe?

April 26, 2023 | Obesity

When considering weight loss surgery, it is natural to want to know details regarding if it is considered a safe option for weight loss. You may be surprised to discover that weight loss surgery is considered effective and as safe...

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How to Get Back on Track After Weight Loss Surgery

April 12, 2023 | Obesity

Weight re-gain after weight loss surgery can happen and it’s never too late to get back on track. Anyone who has had weight loss surgery understands that it is a great tool to lose a significant amount of weight –...

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Dr. Atwa Interviewed on Obesity After Weight Loss Surgery

December 16, 2022 | Obesity

At Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors, we realize that our patients’ struggles with obesity don’t end with weight loss surgery. Obesity is a chronic condition, which means that even after surgical treatment, our patients can experience relapses. This can be difficult...

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Obesity and Arthritis: Breaking the Cycle

January 12, 2021 | Obesity

Here’s how bariatric surgery can help you lose weight and relieve painful swelling in your joints. It’s easy to take your joints for granted. They work hard behind the scenes to help you walk, jog, cook a meal, or bend...

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How to Manage Food Cravings After Bariatric Surgery

December 17, 2020 | Obesity

No one’s immune to food cravings — practice these five tips to curb cravings and stick to your weight loss goals. After bariatric surgery, your doctor will give you a clear breakdown of what you can and cannot eat. You...

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Weight Loss Surgery and Longevity

December 15, 2020 | Obesity

Weight loss surgery can help you shed stubborn pounds, improve your health, and even add years to your life — here’s how. What’s the secret to a long, healthy life? Researchers have found that people who live into their hundreds...

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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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