Will The Post-Surgery Diet Cause Weight Loss If You Don’t Have The Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is an effective tool in losing weight because of the hormonal changes it causes which induce weight loss. The surgery is what drives the weight loss, not the postoperative diet. The postoperative diet is used to help your body recover from surgery. If you are looking for a diet that will drive weight …

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Do Birth Control Pills Cause Weight Gain?

There’s no question that many medications can cause weight gain and in fact, it’s one of the leading causes of weight regain after surgery. Is birth control one of the medications that contribute to weight regain? The answer is both yes and no. Dr. Matthew Weiner explains.

Are Artificial Sweeteners OK?

America has a long history of trying to minimize sugar consumption.  For decades, sugar free was equated with guilt free.  Eating and drinking sugar free foods allowed us to continue our predilection for sweetness without having to worry about its effect on our waistline.  We’re now starting to learn that artificially sweetened foods often cause …

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How Much Fruit Is Too Much?

Whether you are on a traditional diet or a bariatric diet, you’re often told to steer clear of eating too much fruit due to its high sugar and carbohydrate numbers. In this video, a viewer asks Dr. Matthew Weiner what his viewpoint is on how much fruit is too much. His answer may surprise you.

I’ve had a gastric band that is causing problems. Will a sleeve gastrectomy help?

The gastric band (sometimes referred to as a lap band or A band), is an inflatable silicone device placed around the top portion of the stomach in the treatment of obesity, intended to decrease food consumption. They typically provide less weight loss than a sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass and can require additional maintenance surgeries. …

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Can I have bariatric surgery if I have IBS?

IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is a disease of symptoms rather than physical changes to the stomach or intestines. Symptoms often include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea and constipation, or both. In this video, a viewer asks Dr. Matthew Weiner whether she can have weight loss surgery with this condition.

I have pan-hypopituitarism, will bariatric surgery be effective?

Pan-hypopituitarism is a rare condition of inadequate or absent production of the anterior pituitary hormones. If you have pan-hypopituitarism and are considering weight loss surgery, it’s important for your endocrinologist and bariatric surgeon to discuss the particulars of your case both with each other and with you. After careful consideration of the risks verses rewards, you …

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How well do people do who have a starting BMI less than 35?

Typically, bariatric surgery is reserved for those with a BMI of 35 and higher but there are occsions when those with a BMI less than 35 will qualify for surgery. Can people with a BMI less than 35 see enough positive results to warrant going through with weight loss surgery? 

I never feel full, will bariatric surgery help?

Leptin is a hormone that your body produces to tell your brain to stop eating and makes you feels full. When you have leptin resistance, that hormone release is ignored by the brain. This means that people with leptin resistance never feel full and often feel constantly hungry. In this video, Dr. Weiner explains what …

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I have bad acid reflux, which weight loss surgery should I have?

There are many factors that we use to determine which weight loss surgery is best for each patient. Those typically on the lower end of the BMI scale would do well with a gastric sleeve while those on the higher end of the BMI scale tend to do better with the gastic bypass. But what …

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