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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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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’s Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid After Weight Loss Surgery

June 21, 2023 | Weight-Loss Surgery

Helping our patients avoid the most common mistakes made after weight loss surgery that can slow or reverse the weight loss they have achieved is an important part of our care at Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors. If you have had...

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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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