Obesity Blog

Category: Weight Loss

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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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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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How long will I be in the hospital after weight loss surgery?

May 24, 2023 | Weight Loss

While your time in the hospital after weight loss surgery can vary, you may be surprised to find that it is often sooner than you thought possible. At Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors, our patients often wonder how long they will...

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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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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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The Vitamins You Need After Weight Loss Surgery

December 10, 2020 | Weight Loss

Vitamins are a key part of your post-operative care — learn what supplements you should take after bariatric surgery and why. On the surface, post-operative care after bariatric surgery is pretty straightforward. You should take it easy and allow your...

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