Dr. Fernando Garcia Blog

Why You Should Increase Protein Intake After Bariatric Surgery

August 16, 2016 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Diet Bariatric Surgery

After bariatric surgery, increasing your protein intake is an important part of maintaining a healthy diet. Let's consider your nutritional needs.

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Bariatric Surgery After Previous Abdominal Procedures: What Patients Should Know

July 30, 2016 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Bariatric Surgery Abdominal Surgery

A previous abdominal surgery may prevent you from undergoing bariatric surgery, even laparoscopic weight loss procedures.

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Lifestyle Changes to Make Before Bariatric Surgery

July 25, 2016 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Bariatric Surgery

Making lifestyle changes before bariatric surgery can be a crucial first step to recovery. Let's cover some basics.

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The History of Bariatric Surgery: More Than a Century of Innovation

July 20, 2016 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery has evolved over the years. Let's look at the history of weight loss surgery and how it has improved.

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Can Bariatric Surgery Help to Reduce Snoring?

July 18, 2016 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Bariatric Surgery

Snoring is often a symptom of sleep apnea, which is related to morbid obesity. Therefore, bariatric surgery may be able to reduce snoring in some cases.

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Why You Should Quit Smoking After Bariatric Surgery

July 1, 2016 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Smoking Healthy Habits Bariatric Surgery

By quitting smoking after bariatric surgery, you help ensure good overall health and wellness on top of your weight loss.

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The Benefits of Limiting Alcohol Consumption after Bariatric Surgery

June 27, 2016 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Bariatric Surgery

The team at Tijuana Bariatrics helps patients understand the benefits of limiting alcohol consumption after bariatric surgery.

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High Stakes: The Risks of High BMI Bariatric Surgery

June 21, 2016 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: High Bmi Bariatric Surgery

High body mass index (BMI) bariatric surgery can help the extremely obese, but there are risks to consider. Let's cover the basics.

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Dramatic Weight Loss: High BMI Bariatric Surgery Recovery

June 17, 2016 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Bariatric Surgery High Bmi

Recovering from bariatric surgery if you have a high BMI (75 or higher) can pose some challenges. Let's consider them right now.

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Bariatric Surgery for Obesity (Class 3): BMI 40-49.9

May 30, 2016 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Bariatric Surgery Obesity

A body mass index (BMI) of 40-49.9 is a level of extreme obesity, which may be ground for considering bariatric surgery.

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