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The Remarkable Health Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

The Remarkable Health Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

Posted on June 19th, 2019 at 9:05 AM

Weight loss surgery isn’t simply about losing weight. It can also cure—or prevent the development of—many health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea.

Weight Gain is Much More Complex than ‘Calories in, Calories Out’

Weight Gain is Much More Complex than ‘Calories in, Calories Out’

Posted on June 19th, 2019 at 9:05 AM

While overeating, poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle contribute to weight gain, there are also many genetic, metabolic and psychological factors that can make it difficult to achieve meaningful weight loss.

Weight Loss Surgery: Exploring Your Options

Weight Loss Surgery: Exploring Your Options

Posted on June 19th, 2019 at 9:04 AM

If you have struggled to lose weight through more conservative means, weight loss surgery may be an option. Here, we explain the differences between Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Gastric Band.

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The Bariatric Surgery Experience

Scott Shikora, MD, discusses surgical treatment approaches, patient-centered decision making, and what makes the bariatric surgery experience unique at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Inside Our Integrated Weight Loss Program

Ali Tavakkoli, MD, discusses the benefits of operating one of the oldest and largest bariatric surgery programs in New England, as well as how our integrated team approaches non-surgical and surgical weight management.

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