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Baritastic – Our Favorite Weight Loss Surgery App

In After Surgery, Apps, Before Surgery, Featured by OC Staff

Baritastic is our favorite app for weight loss surgery patients. The app provides much needed motivation via the weekly motivation tab. The podcasts are inspirational and are a great listen on your way to work. You can track nutrition, access great online resources, track your steps and much more. Whether you are considering weight loss surgery or already losing weight, …

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Top 7 Apps After Weight Loss Surgery

In After Surgery, Apps, Resources by OC Staff

You’ve had weight loss surgery and you’re on your way to a thinner and healthier life. You’d like to take advantage of technology and use some of the great apps out there to help you along the way. But which apps should you use? There are a lot of choices and many of them seem similar. We reviewed over 30 …

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Poop, Staples and Pain After Surgery

In After Surgery by OC Staff

In this article we discuss a few of the more colorful concerns that cross the minds of many weight loss surgery patients. Constipation and general poop changes happen and yes, we will discuss them. Assuming you had gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery, you’re going to have staples inside you. Should this be a concern? How much will it hurt? …

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Alcohol After Weight Loss Surgery?

In After Surgery by OC Staff

In August of 2013, a drunk driver went to court and blamed her breathalyzer results (results that showed her blood alcohol levels at over 3 times the legal limit) on her recent gastric bypass surgery. Not surprisingly, the court did not accept her excuse. A 32 year old male, 5 months after gastric bypass surgery, hit and killed a pedestrian …

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Lipo After Weight Loss Surgery?

In After Surgery by OC Staff

Reviewed by Miguel A. Delgado, Jr., M.D. Whether you’ve had or are considering  gastric bypass, Lap Band, or gastric sleeve surgery, you probably want to know if you’ll need liposuction after surgery. And if so, what liposuction procedures will you need? Any time you lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time, there is a risk of …

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To Tell or Not To Tell – ‘I Had Weight Loss Surgery’

In After Surgery by OC Staff

A lot of thought goes into having bariatric surgery. Research ranging from which procedure to which surgeon should I choose is done. But not many people think about their answer to a common question encountered after surgery. “Wow, you look great. What did you do?” It wasn’t until about 6 months after my gastric bypass surgery that I encountered this …