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  • How to get Insurance Approval for Bariatric Surgery

    Banana Weight Loss Photo - LocateADoc.com - source http://goo.gl/St47RQWeight-loss surgery helps people who have tried everything to lose weight such as exercise and diet-control. It is very effective in reducing significant amount of weight in obese and severely obese people. Commonly known as bariatric surgery, it is proved to have long-term health benefits.

  • Dr. Thomas Clark on 8 Ways to Get Smart about Weight Loss Goal Setting

    8 Ways to Get Smart about Goal Setting Picture - LocateADoc.comWeight-loss goals can mean the difference between success and failure. Well-planned weight loss goals provide a plan that keeps you focused and motivated. Poorly planned goals, on the other hand, are unrealistic and almost impossible to achieve. If you set unrealistic goals, you will probably end up frustrated and discouraged and decide to quit all your efforts to lose weight. These tips will help you create well-planned weight loss goals that will have you on the path to weight loss success:

  • Body Contouring: Re-Shaping the Body After Bariatric Surgery

    Following weeks of recovery after major surgery, the last thing most people want to think about is doing it again. If you are bariatric patient coming off of weight loss surgery, however, chances are this may be one of the first things on your mind. After the extreme weight loss that follows bariatric surgery, 100 pounds or more in many instances, skin is left loose and saggy; excess tissue hangs from the abdomen below the belt line, and the hope of being able to finally feel comfortable in "normal" clothes is postponed by hanging flesh that just doesn't seem to fit on your much slimmer frame. Many patients like this turn to plastic surgery to help contour the body, giving shape to their new form. If you've experienced a significant amount of weight loss and are uncomfortable with the excess skin left behind contact plastic surgery doctors in your area and find out what options are best for you.

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  • Graham Elliot - Courtesy of Celebuzz

    At nearly 400 lbs and struggling to play with his young kids, MasterChef Graham Elliot decided to make a significant change in his life and have weight loss surgery. We wondered if a man who built a career on food would still be able to taste the richness of his work after the surgery, so we asked some of our LocateADoc.com doctors what affect would the surgery have on the diet of patients like the TV chef.

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy by Dr Michael Feiz - LocateADoc.com

    Los Angeles, CA, October 14, 2013 - As a board-certified bariatric surgeon offering the innovative gastric sleeve and the FDA-compliant and the , Dr. Michael Feiz knows that the purpose of these procedures goes far beyond simple weight loss. Although it is the main objective of a lap band or , Dr. Feiz’ goal for patients is to experience dramatic improvement or even complete remission of their comorbid conditions, which often include type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and hypertension. Now recognized as a disease by the American Medical Association, obesity is a serious condition that is notoriously difficult to treat. Dr. Feiz agrees with research from the American Society Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), of which he is a distinguished member, that bariatric surgery is the most effective and long lasting treatment for morbid obesity.