Celebrities and Bariatric Surgery

Mention the word “celebrity,” and most of us think of beautiful faces and trim physiques. But even celebrities can struggle with their weight. For celebrities battling obesity, bariatric surgery is becoming increasingly popular. Some, like Al Roker of NBC’s “Today” and Carnie Wilson of Wilson Phillips and GSN reality show “Carnie Wilson: Unstapled,” are very […]

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Surgical Remedies Help Combat Climbing U.S. Obesity Rate

Currently, one-third of adults in the United States are obese. According to a recent study, if current trends continue that rate will increase to one-half by 2030. The report predicts that, as rates of obesity increase, there will likely be higher rates of chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and some types of cancer.

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Celebrating a ‘New’ Birthday

Patients who undergo bariatric surgery often refer to the date of their surgery as their new birthday. This designation is certainly fitting, as undergoing bariatric surgery in many ways marks the beginning of a new life.

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Prosthesis ‘Works’ for Patient

If the average person suffered frostbite in a work-related accident and subsequently had to undergo a below-the-knee amputation, I’m guessing they would be less than enthusiastic about going back to work. Premier Prosthetic Center patient David Hay, however, is not the average person.

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