Obesity Blog

Category: Weight Loss

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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 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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