What to Expect At Your Gastroenterology Appointment

June 06, 2022 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Pre Weight Loss Surgery
gastroenterology appointment
Before bariatric surgery, most surgeons will require their patients have an upper endoscopy with a gastroenterologist to review the anatomy of their stomach and esophagus. Before bariatric surgery, a gastroenterology appointment is necessary to minimize the risk of surgery. A gastroenterology consu...

7 Tips to Quit Smoking Before Weight Loss Surgery

September 26, 2021 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Pre Weight Loss Surgery
Tips to Quit Smoking before Weight Loss Surgery
Prior to having weight loss surgery, you will need to quit tobacco use if you are a smoker. Maybe you have tried to quit before or maybe these tips to quit smoking aren’t new to you. However, if are seriously considering weight loss surgery, it is crucial to stop smoking. Before and after bariatri...

Why You Must Quit Smoking Before Bariatric Surgery

September 12, 2021 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Pre Weight Loss Surgery
Quit Smoking before Bariatric Surgery
You will have to quit smoking before bariatric surgery to decrease the risk of post-surgical complications. Not only does smoking lead to serious health concerns, but tobacco use before and after weight loss surgery can increase overall surgical risk and prolong the healing process.   We all know ...

5 Reason to Have Weight Loss Surgery

July 18, 2021 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Pre Weight Loss Surgery
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Weight loss surgery seems like a potentially radical or even a scary option for losing weight. However, when you take a closer look at the risks and benefits of bariatric surgery, most experts and patients usually conclude that the reward is much greater than the risks when the procedure is performe...