Bariatric Surgery Blog South Jersey & Philadelphia


What to Avoid After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a collective term that refers to all weight-loss surgeries. The three main types of bariatric surgery are gastric bypass, gastrectomy, and laparoscopic adjustable band. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), about 252,000 procedures were performed in...

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Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

What in the world is bariatric surgery? Bariatric surgery, in a nutshell, is a surgical procedure that aims to reduce the size and change the functions of the stomach. The goal of bariatric surgery is to encourage the loss of weight. However, if you’re...

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4 Stages of Eating After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a life-changing procedure for patients who need to lose a significant amount of weight. If you’re considering undergoing bariatric surgery, or have already scheduled your procedure day, it’s time to start preparing for your recovery. The biggest changes you’ll have to...

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Stay Active this Spring!

After having a bariatric procedure, Dr. Balsama recommends remaining physically active to help you lose weight. As the weather improves during the spring, you can get outside more, so you should make sure to plan for some fun activities in your life. Take advantage...

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Post Bariatric Surgery Tips

Post-bariatric surgery can have lift-changing benefits to your body, health, and confidence. But life after surgery can be intimidating. So, to ensure long-lasting results, remember these tips during your recovery and life after surgery. Get walking After bariatric surgery, it’s important to get up...

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The Truth about Dieting

In 2016, the University of Chicago surveyed 1,509 American adults. The study found that 95% of the participants had previously failed to lose weight using a combination of diet and exercise. 15% had tried more than 20 times. And yet, three quarters of the...

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Dr Balsama Buddy Best Surgeon

Becoming a Balsama Buddy

When you choose Dr. Louis Balsama as your bariatric specialist, you become more than just a patient of an expert surgeon. You join a family of people who have stood exactly where you’re standing. They’ve all been through the fear before surgery, the drastic...

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