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Month: October 2020

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

October 30, 2020

Many bariatric patients rely on protein supplements to help them stay on track with protein goals. Who says you have to drink a protein shake cold? Premier Protein shakes and powder hold up well to heat, unlike some protein supplements. This offers you the flexibility to create warm beverages during the colder months. It also makes a great coffee creamer. This cozy peanut butter hot chocolate offers protein to keep you balanced and satisfied. This is a single serving recipe.

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Why The Gastric Sleeve Can Cause Acid Reflux

October 23, 2020

When a patient comes in for a bariatric consultation wanting the gastric sleeve, we determine if they are currently suffering from moderate to severe acid reflux. This is because new or worsened acid reflux can be a side effect of the gastric sleeve procedure. While it may seem counterintuitive, after all bariatric surgery is supposed to eliminate the most common conditions associated with obesity, how the gastric sleeve changes the gastrointestinal anatomy is somewhat different from other bariatric procedures.

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Key Lime No-Bake Premier Protein Cheesecake

October 16, 2020

Key lime pie is a classic dessert bar staple, but it can pack a punch in terms of calories and sugar. Not necessarily ideal for a patient after weight loss surgery, or anyone trying to watch their calorie intake. This key lime protein cheesecake gives you that familiar flavor with a boost of protein and fewer calories. This recipe yields 6, 4 ounce servings.

 

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Is It Dangerous to Have a Hernia Repaired At Advanced Age?

October 9, 2020

Deciding whether to repair a hernia in patients of advanced age requires a back-and-forth discussion with your surgeon as well as a thorough examination of the particular circumstances involved. Until recently, the belief was that a patient gets older, hernia repair becomes less necessary and beneficial. To some degree, this still remains true for a couple of reasons:

  • First, older patients tend to have weaker abdominal muscles, which reduces the likelihood of incarceration or strangulation. These are the two biggest considerations when deciding whether or not to have a hernia surgery.
  • Second, older patients typically have a harder time recovering from a surgical procedure and often have a higher risk profile that younger patients, due to their age.

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