"My life has completely changed

and I have a new outlook on the future. Now when I smile, it’s a genuine outward expression of how I really feel inside. Happy!”

– Angie

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“I am passionate about the benefits of bariatric surgery and have seen the life-changing effects it has on patients. They have so much life still ahead of them, and you really see them blossom and transform their lives. It is very gratifying to perform weight loss surgery and see patients so radically change their lives and health in as little as six months.”

-John Yadegar, M.D.,
Program Director

“Dr Yadegar is an amazing doctor & a very skilled physician. I thank him from the bottom of my heart for giving me the tool for which I transformed my life 360 degrees.”

– Christina

“I just completed my first 5k this last weekend. I wouldn’t have been able to do it two years ago. Thank you Dr. Yadegar for all the support you provide to your patients!”

– Amanda

“All my fears were eased once I met Dr. Yadegar. He is sincerely thorough and asks all the right questions; even ones I never thought would be significant. You are not just a file number, you are a loved person.”

– Esperanza

“The directions Dr. Yadegar and his team gave me were in terms I could understand and follow. If I had a question they gladly explained it to me. I’m most grateful I’m getting the best treatment and support I could possibly be getting.”

– Hugh

Planning snacks instead of mindless grazing.

"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." - Benjamin Franklin Successful meal planning for many patients, includes planning healthy snacks. "Although there are no set rules, for many, having a snack or two can help manage hunger levels and maintain blood sugar...
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Cooking for your family after weight loss surgery.

If you're finding it a challenge to get your family on board with your new healthy eating habits, you're not alone. Very often a patient's family tells them they're very supportive of their decision to have bariatric surgery, but they're not always aware of the effect...
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Weight loss surgery meal planning and grocery shopping.

For many patients, life before weight loss surgery didn't include a healthy eating plan. A major key to success after weight loss surgery is meal planning and grocery shopping. Taking the time every week to sit down and plan your meals and snacks, can make a big...
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Overcoming “obesity memory” after weight loss surgery.

After weight loss surgery, patients enjoy improved health and increased energy which usually leads to a better quality of life.  But for many, even years after surgery, the obesity memory still affects them.  We asked patients how the obesity memory still appears in...
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Sleep after weight loss surgery.

Sleep is a critical component in creating and maintaining one's health and navigating weight loss.  As a news topic, sleep makes headlines nearly every week.  Although there's still debate about the perfect number of hours one should get each night, the collective...
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Developing a balanced diet after weight loss surgery.

While vitamins and supplements after Weight Loss Surgery are taken for life, they are not intended to replace whole foods.  Experts from the Mayo Clinic state that, "supplements can't replicate all of the nutrients and benefits of whole foods."  Weight Loss Surgery...
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Meal planning, shopping and portion control for weight loss surgery.

I ran into a patient and asked her how she was doing, and she said, "I've gone to the dark side." So that sparked my brain and we have, "I've gone to the Dark Side I must get back!" I'm sure there are some here who've struggled or are struggling, and I've been talking...
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Regain? Plateau? Get started with a Food Journal.

If you believe you're following Dr. Yadegar's bariatric surgery nutrition guidelines, but you've hit a plateau or you've regained, please complete a written food diary for two weeks. When completed, contact Liz Roark, RN, Bariatric Surgery Coordinator, at 661-382-5051...
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“How Janine stays on track after weight loss surgery.”

Janine, says, "It was so exhilarating that first 6-8 months after weight loss surgery, I remember it well. The pounds are flying off and although you're trying to find your rhythm, it's still pretty much an easy ride. Then the weight loss begins to slow and the...
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10 Reminders After Weight Loss Surgery

  1. You're worthy of the time it takes to give yourself the healthiest life possible. 2. You don't give up protein shakes just because you've transitioned to solid foods. You will always need them. Find a few you love and stick with them! 3. It's takes time for...
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