Childhood obesity is a serious disease that affects millions of children and adolescents in the United States alone. Not only can it make physical activity difficult for these youngsters, but it can also cause a myriad of short- and long-term health problems, as well as leave scars on their emotional well-being. By learning about childhood…

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Weight loss surgery doesn’t replace the need for exercise and a healthy diet. As you recover, it’s important to start incorporating exercise into your routine. Not only can physical activity help promote faster healing, but it can also increase circulation, improve your confidence and mood, and help you lose weight. After having surgery with Valeriu…

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If you’re looking to lose weight, there are a lot of different options available to you. Some people choose to focus simply on diet and exercise, while others pursue weight loss surgery, such as a gastric sleeve procedure. But how do you decide which path is right for you? Here, Dr. Andrei and the expert…

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Undergoing weight loss surgery is a major life change. As you recover from the operation and adjust to this new commitment, it’s important to have a support network you can lean on. People who have friends and family rallying behind them every step of the way often have more successful outcomes than people who do…

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When it comes to weight loss surgery, it’s important to do your research and make sure you have all the facts. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about bariatric surgery that can cloud your judgment. At Valeriu E. Andrei, M.D., Bariatric Associates P.A., we’re here to help you separate fact from fiction – that…

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You’ve successfully undergone gastric sleeve surgery, an effective weight loss procedure that helps most patients lose about 60% of their body weight within 18 months. This is because the size of your stomach was reduced from one quart (32 ounces) to roughly the dimensions of a banana (8 to 10 ounces), making it easier to…

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One of the most popular weight loss surgery options, the gastric sleeve procedure, reduces the size of the stomach to just 8 to 10 ounces. This helps patients feel fuller faster and eat less in one sitting, resulting in impressive weight loss. However, when post-surgery dietary guidelines aren’t followed, patients experience a host of symptoms…

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To be considered morbidly obese, a patient typically weighs more than 100 pounds over their optimal body weight. Their body mass index (BMI) would also be 40 or higher – significantly above the desired BMI range of 20 to 25. Further, they may experience obesity-related health issues, like diabetes, osteoarthritis, or heart disease. Weight loss…

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Have you tried losing weight through diet and exercise but were unsuccessful? Is your body mass index (BMI) too low to be eligible for bariatric surgery? Or are you simply looking for a non-surgical weight loss solution? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Dr. Andrei and the expert team at Bariatric Associates,…

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