Weight Loss

Losing Weight with Revision Surgery

Since 2011, I have been working as a bariatric surgeon.  Over this time, I have found that my patients are not seeking solutions exclusive to their weight.  I am equally invested in addressing their overall heath. Moreover, it is not uncommon to see patients who have already undergone a bariatric procedure and need help addressing … Continue reading Losing Weight with Revision Surgery

How to Achieve Long Term Success with Weight Loss Surgery

According to the CDC, in 2015-2016, 93.3 million US adults (that’s roughly 40% of the US population) was considered obese (BMI of 30 or more). Because of the tremendous health issues and costs associated with obesity, the field of bariatrics has grown immensely. The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is the main … Continue reading How to Achieve Long Term Success with Weight Loss Surgery

The Connection of Cortisol, Depression, Weight Gain and Anxiety

Americans today are more stressed than ever. We face stress at work, home, in our relationships and even from lack of sleep. Unfortunately, we are finding that chronic stress is causing a serious impact on our lives and our health. We now know that chronic stress can lead to: High blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and … Continue reading The Connection of Cortisol, Depression, Weight Gain and Anxiety

True or False? Bariatric Nutrition Myths

In November 2018, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery held its annual meeting at Obesity Week in Nashville. There were so many great presentations, and I want to share what I learned.   As a bariatric surgeon, I get these questions A LOT. It was a great opportunity to hear what the research and … Continue reading True or False? Bariatric Nutrition Myths

 

Bariatric Support Group

Dr. Hodges highly recommends patients attend monthly support group meetings. The meetings are led by Dr. Collins Hodges, both a licensed clinical psychologist and someone who has had bariatric surgery himself. The support groups are offered on the first Monday of every month from 6:30pm – 7:15pm CST via an online GoToMeeting. The meetings are open to the public, and there is no charge to attend.

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