Factors that Contribute to Obesity and Impact Your Health

January 16, 2023 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Hormone Health
Factors that contribute to Obesity
With almost half of our society considered obese and roughly 20% in a weight range that would qualify them for weight loss surgery, surgeons and researchers are looking at the various factors that contribute to obesity. We are beginning to focus more attention on treating obesity more as a medical p...

5 Tips for Finding Confidence after Bariatric Surgery

January 02, 2023 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Mental Health
Finding Confidence after Bariatric Surgery
Finding confidence after bariatric surgery isn’t hard in the first few months post-operatively. One of the many benefits of bariatric surgery is the confidence you will gain after losing weight. The first few months after surgery are euphoric—the weight is coming off, and you feel much healthier...

How to Lose 100+ Pounds and Keep it Off For Good

September 12, 2022 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Weight Loss
Lose 100+ pounds and maintain your weight loss
When you need to lose 100+ pounds, getting started on a weight loss plan can be overwhelming. Most individuals who need to lose this amount of weight say that the weight gain happened over a period of several years, but it is one triggering event that acts as a “wake-up call” to their health. Th...

Treating Diabetes with Weight Loss Surgery

April 11, 2022 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Diabetes
Bariatric Surgery Treatment for Diabetes
Diabetes affects nearly 463 million people worldwide. In America, where the standard American diet consists of high carbohydrate foods, diabetes affects about 10% of the population, with 90% of all cases being type 2 diabetes.  Given the rising trend in the rates of obesity, it appears the incidenc...

Treating Diabetes Through Lifestyle Changes and Weight Loss

April 04, 2022 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Diabetes
Diabetes Treatment Options
The primary goal of diabetes treatment and management is to manage the blood sugar/glucose levels better while avoiding drops in the glucose levels to the degree that the patient develops symptomatic hypoglycemia. Treating diabetes through lifestyle changes is one of the most beneficial and effectiv...

Treating Diabetes with Medications

March 28, 2022 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Diabetes
Treating Diabetes with Medications
Options for treating diabetes with medications can range from insulin to amylinomimetic drugs. Medication therapy is a common technique with the primary goal being to keep the blood sugar/glucose levels as close to a normal range as possible (around 100 mg/dl) while avoiding drops in the glucose lev...