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PCOS and Bariatric Surgery

PCOS is the abbreviation for “Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.”  This hormonal condition affects more than 10% of younger women in the U.S., and PCOS is the most common cause of female infertility.  PCOS nearly always comes with excess fat storage and insulin resistance, so PCOS is definitely “in the wheelhouse” of bariatric surgery because it has…

Bariatric Surgery

  Bariatric Surgery in San Antonio is the most Powerful Tool to treat Diabetes.  Researchers working in our field have known this since the 1990’s, but much of the medical community has resisted this information.  They ask, as if it’s a silly idea, “who would use surgery to treat a medical disease?”  In spite of…

Probiotics and Weight Loss

  There has been a lot of research on the connection between our gastrointestinal flora and our weight, and while there are still unanswered questions, there is strong evidence that supports that a healthy gut biome is important for a healthy weight.  One of the ways to support healthy gastrointestinal flora is to take a…

Losing handfuls of hair

First of all, a couple of points of reassurance.  Number one, temporary hair loss is a really common issue that affects about 40% of bariatric patients in our practice.  It usually begins at 3-4 months after bariatric surgery in San Antonio, then tapers off at 6-8 months out.  Second, the hair essentially always grows back…

Lose Weight

We believe that the obesity disease is a medical condition.  The root of the problem is a deep-level hormone imbalance causing the body to hold onto excess fat as if it were a survival resource.  Even though we know it’s not healthy for the body to hold onto excess weight in this way, the weight…

Doctor Measuring Patient's Obesity Stomach

The Sage Bariatric Institute, the leading weight loss center in San Antonio recently partnered with professors in the Department of Endocrinology at the University of San Antonio, to put on a day-long conference teaching medical providers in our area about the Biologic/Metabolic foundations of Obesity.  The conference presenters were nationally renowned speakers in the fields…

Bariatric Surgery

I had a visit with a new patient last week that made me sad. This nice lady was only in her early 50’s (younger than me!), her body was already so damaged by her obesity disease that I found it was not safe to plan a Gastric Sleeve or a Gastric Bypass. She’s been struggling…

A person who wants to undergo surgery for weight loss usually takes three years before they finally go through with it. A lot of this time is spent researching the pros and cons of going through the surgery. Another factor that contributes to the time it takes to have the surgery is the financial aspect—ensuring…

Weight Loss

Being overweight or obese is a warning sign for serious, life-threatening problems. Removing excess weight is vital for your longevity and bariatric surgery has been proven to be the best way to lose significant amounts of weight. What’s more, your health insurance may cover the cost of the surgery! Check with Your Employer: If you…

weight loss

Being obese is not an advantage to anyone, and it comes with so many complications. If not treated early, it can cause serious, life-threatening problems. Bariatric surgery is the gold standard for treating obesity, and if you are working with a good employer in South Texas, your insurance might cover the expenses. If your medical…

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