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Weight Loss Surgery and Your Future Health: What to Expect

Written by Shawn M. Garber, MD   Last modified on March 5, 2019

In this edition of Ask the Expert, Dr. Shawn M. Garber answered some frequently asked questions from readers who want to know how weight loss surgery will affect their mental and physical health. Q. If I have high blood pressure, will I still need to take blood pressure medication after weight loss surgery? A. There Read More →

Medical Weight Loss – Is it Right for You?

Written by Wendy Scinta, MD   Last modified on March 1, 2019

Wendy Scinta, MD, is a medical weight loss expert based in Fayetteville, New York, and the president of the Obesity Medicine Association, the largest organization of doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health care providers who treat obesity non-surgically. She sat down with the Consumer Guide to Bariatric Surgery team to answer some of your most pressing questions Read More →

Life After Weight Loss Surgery: What to Expect

Written by Shawn M. Garber, MD   Last modified on February 11, 2019

Weight loss surgery can be a life-altering experience, but it’s not a quick fix and requires careful lifestyle management both in the short and long term after surgery. Many people considering weight loss surgery are attracted to the health and physical benefits, but wary of some of the changes that the transformation may require. In Read More →