Taking Medications after Bariatric Surgery

April 25, 2022 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Post Weight Loss Surgery
Resuming Medications after Weight Loss Surgery
Medications after bariatric surgery vary significantly depending on the type of bariatric procedure you had as well as how rapidly your health improves. Obesity is linked to many health conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, cancers, and arthritis. Studies have found that around 80% of bariat...

Responsibly Drinking After Weight Loss Surgery

April 18, 2022 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Post Weight Loss Surgery
Drinking after weight loss surgery
Today we’re going to talk about drinking after weight loss surgery and some of the negative impacts alcohol can have on weight loss surgery and your post-op care. Alcoholism has its own set of issues and complications, and we won’t be going into that specifically. But we will be talking about h...

8 Common Bariatric Surgery Myths

March 07, 2022 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Weight Loss Surgery
Bariatric Surgery Myths
Weight loss surgery is a popular treatment option for obesity and has shown to have many positive outcomes for a patient’s health, life expectancy, and overall quality of life. However, there are still some bariatric surgery myths and misconceptions that keep some patients from taking the step to ...

4 Practical Tips to Avoid Weight Regain after Bariatric Surgery

December 05, 2021 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Weight Regain
How to Avoid Weight Regain after Bariatric Surgery
A common misconception surrounding weight loss surgery is that it is a permanent fix. Although surgery can help patients lose weight at an otherwise faster rate than they would with diet and exercise, it will not keep the weight off forever—patients must maintain a healthy lifestyle.  As a bariat...

Wellness Based Tips to Avoid Regain after Weight Loss Surgery

November 21, 2021 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Weight Regain
Drink Water for Weight Loss
The journey to weight loss surgery is long and requires a lot of effort, possibly even a lot of money, so regaining weight after surgery can feel entirely defeating. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, more than 50 percent of patients will end up regaining a small...