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What Bariatric Surgery Patients Need to Know about Excess Skin Removal

by Elizabeth Alexandra Zubowicz, MD, Bariatric Surgeon
April 10, 2018

Over the past few decades, weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, has become increasingly common. As such, we’ve…

How we evaluate young adults considering bariatric surgery

by Timothy R. Shope, MD, Chief, Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery
December 22, 2017

Nearly 200,000 people get bariatric surgery each year in the United States, and about 1,000 of them are teenagers. The…

Bariatric surgery at 18: Jewel’s story

by Jewel Francis-Aburime, 18-year-old bariatric surgery patient
December 18, 2017

In July 2016, I attended a bariatric surgery information session with my mom. I went to support her, but I…

Celebrated Physician: Ivanesa Pardo, MD, FACS

by the MWHC Blog Team
August 17, 2017

It’s hard to say whether Ivanesa Pardo, MD, FACS, chose surgery as her medical specialty, or if surgery chose her….

How to reduce risk of kidney stones after bariatric surgery

by Daniel Marchalik, MD, Director, Ambulatory Urologic Surgery
August 07, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 22.1 percent of adults in Washington, D.C., are obese. Though…

Will I encounter digestive problems after gastric bypass?

by Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgeon
June 15, 2017

The headlines may sound alarming: “Weight loss surgery tied to lasting digestive issues.” “After gastric bypass surgery, many experience eating…

3 precautions to take if you choose to travel for weight loss surgery

by Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgeon
May 08, 2017

It’s difficult to pin down the exact number of people who travel abroad to access medical services, but the Centers…

6 frequently asked questions about bariatric surgery

by Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgeon
April 11, 2017

Bariatric surgery has been available in the U.S. for more than 50 years, and surgeons are doing more every year….

Putting Sleep Apnea to Bed

by Stanley Chia, MD, Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology
March 20, 2017

An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from serious chronic or intermittent sleep disorders that undermine the quality of…

Springing Back from Obesity

by the MWHC Blog Team
January 05, 2017

Susan, 48, of Prince Frederick, Md., spent the last 25 years morbidly obese, reaching 360 pounds. After gastric sleeve surgery…

GERD Long-term Treatment Risks

by the MWHC Blog Team
December 18, 2016

GERD: A Common but Serious Condition Nearly 20 percent of Americans suffer from regular bouts of heartburn, acid indigestion and…

It’s Complicated: Long-Term Treatment for Chronic GERD

by the MWHC Blog Team
November 29, 2016

It’s Complicated: Long-Term Treatment for Chronic GERD Nearly 20 percent of Americans suffer from regular bouts of heartburn, acid indigestion…

A New Approach to Weight Loss

by the MWHC Blog Team
May 21, 2016

A New Approach to Weight-Loss: vBloc® A new approach to traditional weight-loss surgery is now available. This therapy, called vBloc®,…

Bariatric Surgery

by the MWHC Blog Team
May 02, 2016

Bariatric Surgery Bariatric surgery isn’t just for weight-loss. For overweight people with diabetes, it could be a cure- and a…

Celebrated Physician: E. Alexandra Zubowicz, MD

by the MWHC Blog Team
April 22, 2016

A healthy lifestyle is all about balance, according to E. Alexandra Zubowicz, MD, a general and advanced laparoscopic and bariatric…

Body Contouring: Beyond Weight Loss

by the MWHC Blog Team
April 14, 2016

Weight Loss is Only the Beginning Whether through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, you lost a lot of weight—congratulations!…

Alternative Bariatric Surgery Option

by the MWHC Blog Team
January 27, 2016

A New Approach to Weight-Loss: vBloc® Pacemakers have long been used to regulate heart function. Now, a similar approach called…