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How Can da Vinci® Robotic-Assisted Surgery Benefit My Weight Loss Procedure?

Robotic-assisted surgery refers to procedures incorporating the da Vinci® robot — a sophisticated system that uses computer-guided, surgeon-controlled robotic arms to perform complex steps of an operation. In the past, surgeons often had to complete meticulous procedures while contending with the limitations of both the human wrist and long, inflexible surgical instruments. The da Vinci® system greatly reduces (or even eliminates) these constraints by allowing a surgeon to perform complex maneuvers at a chairside console, which then translates their movements […]

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How To Find The Best Weight Loss Surgeon For You

Selecting an experienced bariatric surgeon to help you begin living a healthier lifestyle can be both an exciting and daunting part of your weight loss journey. Your surgeon will help you determine the most effective treatment plan to achieve your health goals and play an integral role in your ability to achieve successful long-term weight loss. While choosing the right surgeon may seem like a lot of pressure, there are many tips that can help you narrow down the vast […]

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Pulled Groin vs. Hernia

If you have ever felt pain or a constant ache in the groin after physical activity, you may suspect a pulled muscle as the cause of your symptoms. While a strained groin can indeed be a potential reason for sudden pain in this region, it’s also possible for older and/or overweight patients to be experiencing an inguinal hernia. As the most common type of hernia treated, an inguinal hernia refers to a hole in a weakened section of abdominal muscle. […]

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Malabsorptive vs. Restrictive Bariatric Surgery

When it comes to weight loss surgery, a multitude of treatment options can help you begin and sustain a healthier lifestyle. Bariatric procedures use varying techniques to catalyze weight loss, and learning the distinctions between each type of surgery is often key to determining the most beneficial choice for your needs and goals. Most weight loss procedures fall into one of three categories: malabsorptive bariatric surgery, restrictive bariatric surgery, or a combination of both approaches.  Malabsorptive weight loss surgery involves […]

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“After years of yo-yoing dieting, crash dieting, trying “magic pills, shakes or potions” I had enough and knew I needed to do something to take control. Once I gave birth to my daughter in Dec 2016, I hit the gym and changed my eating habits but still after 18-24 months I was getting no where. Frustrated because I was at the highest weight ever of 256 and ready to give up, I came home to my husband one day and […]

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Why Do I Get a Burning Sensation When I Eat?

Heartburn is a digestive symptom commonly experienced by men and women of all ages. Characterized by a burning or fiery sensation in the mid-chest and/or throat, heartburn is usually a sign of poor dietary choices that can lead to high acidity levels in the stomach. Obesity is one reason for frequent heartburn, but other causes include: Overeating Consuming spicy foods, chocolate, caffeine, and alcohol in excess Carbonated beverages Lying down while eating Smoking Hiatal hernia Certain medications Exercises that put […]

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How Does Gastric Sleeve Compare to Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Each weight loss procedure offers unique benefits and drawbacks. Finding the ideal approach for your health concerns and desired outcome requires a thorough evaluation of your medical history. After considering all factors, patients may have a choice between two or more weight loss techniques. This often occurs with gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery, as the candidacy requirements overlap for both methods. Choosing between these two options can be a matter of preference, so it’s important to understand the pros […]

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Bagshahi Bariatric to Sponsor Obesity Awareness 5K Run/Walk Event

Maintaining a healthy weight and staying active are easier when participating in fun events! Fun runs and other races are a great way to enjoy a healthy and fit lifestyle, which is why Bagshahi Bariatric is now sponsoring an annual run/walk 5K and 1 mile designed to raise awareness for obesity while providing patients and their friends and family members yet another opportunity to achieve their health and wellness goals. The Bagshahi Bariatric Obesity Awareness Run/Walk 5K and 1 Mile […]

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Skillet Frittatas 3 Ways Make the Holidays Even Tastier

The holidays can be a difficult time for people to keep weight off, especially bariatric patients who need to be careful about which foods they consume. To reduce your stress and improve the quality of your meals, Dr. Hossein Bagshahi, our extensively trained weight loss surgeon, has provided a simple, quick, and delicious option for you to try: Southwestern frittatas. Southwestern Spinach and Red Pepper Frittata 1 small onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 4 strips turkey bacon, diced […]

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What Do I Need to Know About Duodenal Switch? Here Are the FAQs

Are you considering duodenal switch surgery? Learn more about this procedure from our experienced bariatric surgeon who has answered some of the most commonly asked questions about this technique: Q. What is duodenal switch and how does it help patients lose weight? A. Typically performed as a biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) or vertical gastrectomy with duodenal switch, this surgery is a weight loss procedure used by individuals to lose weight when diet and exercise fail. This complex technique […]

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