Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can collect in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small organ in the abdomen that holds bile before it is released into the small intestine as part of the digestive process. When they form, gallstones can range from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball. People with gallstones may have only one, or they may have many.
We all know that exercising is key to maximizing your weight loss after bariatric surgery, but exercise is also good for other things. Adding lean muscle means your body will burn more calories even when it’s at rest. It can also reduce your risk of chronic diseases, like high blood pressure, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
March 30th is National Take a Walk in the Park Day. As exercise is one of the cornerstones of the bariatric weight loss lifestyle, we at Dr. Shillingford’s office thought it would help to share some of the great parks we have available to us in the South Florida area to walk in.
After gastric sleeve surgery, you will go through a pureed food stage on your post op gastric sleeve diet. Let’s face it: the idea of eating pureed food after bariatric surgery is not something most people enjoy. It may not be pretty exactly, but it can still taste good.
Need something quick to have with dinner? This tasty tomato and avocado salad is not only quick, but it’s healthy and low carb.
Are you looking for a delicious side dish? Even if you aren’t trying to lose weight this one is yum. But for those on a bariatric weight loss diet, like gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, this vegetable based side dish is not only delicious but is also low carbohydrate vegetable.
There are several types of hernias, so it can be confusing for a layperson to know the difference. Hernias often all have the same cause: pressure pushes an internal organ (often the intestine) through a weak spot in the nearby musculature or wall. Due to their close proximity to each other, femoral hernias and inguinal hernias can be confused.