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  • Swimming and Fitness

    Swimming and Fitness

    As a weight loss surgeon myself and my office were so impressed by Diana Nyad’s historic swim on labor day from Cuba to Key West with no shark tank or fins.  Diana is in her early 60′s and tried this swim multiple times but had setbacks including multiple jelly fish stings.  She is relentless and

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  • Sleep Apnea and how it affects You.

    Sleep Apnea and how it affects You.

    Sleep apnea affects the way you breathe when you’re sleeping. In untreated sleep apnea, breathing is briefly interrupted or becomes very shallow during sleep. These breathing pauses typically last between 10 to 20 seconds and can occur up to hundreds of times a night, jolting you out of your natural sleep rhythm. As a consequence,

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  • Paleo Diet

    Paleo Diet

    Many Americans today are trying to lose weight in various ways; they are attempting numerous diets. One recent diet is the paleo diet for aiding obese, overweight individuals to lose weight. It is also know to be a healthy diet as well by many. At Dr Shillingford’s weight loss surgery practice (procedures such as sleeve

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  • Vitamins and Bariatric Surgery

    Vitamins and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of ≥ 30 Kg/m2. There are many medical conditions that are associated with obesity. Some of these conditions include, but not limited to sleep apnea, coronary artery disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus, venous stasis ulcers, arthritis, infections, sex-hormone abnormalities, hypertension, breast cancer, and colon cancer.

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  • Lap Band Cost

    Lap Band Cost

    A recent scientific study has concluded that patients who underwent Laparoscopic Adjustable Banding saw a return in their investment in less than two years. The study included data representing millions of cases between 2003 and 2009 and featured patients with Body Mass Indexes ranging from 35 to above 40, encompassing all of the levels of

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  • Sleeve Gastrectomy / Gastric Sleeve Surgery 5 advantages

    Sleeve Gastrectomy / Gastric Sleeve Surgery 5 advantages

    5 Advantages of the Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve) Surgery Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, also referred to as the Gastric Sleeve surgery, has become the fastest growing bariatric procedure in North America.  In addition to helping patients achieve their weight loss goals, it has shown success in improving and even reversing obesity-related health risks such as high blood

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  • Bariatric Surgery: A New Outlook on Life

    Bariatric Surgery: A New Outlook on Life

    In many ways bariatric surgery is a chance to shift life to a whole new direction and for some, it provides an opportunity for a fresh start. Managing a healthy lifestyle after bariatric surgery in the short and long term involves a multidisciplinary approach including behavior modification, and nutrition. While the nutritional implications following weight

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  • Sleeve Gastrectomy Diet

    Sleeve Gastrectomy Diet

    A Sleeve Gastrectomy diet revolves around good choices, perhaps even more so than the regular diet. This is because of the relatively lower quantity of food that a smaller stomach can hold at any given time. A stapled stomach holds an average 3 oz of food This being said, it is imperative that the right

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  • Gastric Sleeve Meal Plan

    Gastric Sleeve Meal Plan

    In a previous post, Dr. Shillingford recommended maintaining a diet largely composed of lean protein and healthy carbohydrates. Today, we share with you some simple high protein, low fat recipes that will guide you to success during each meal of the day. (A big thank you to one of our patients from Jacksonville, Florida for

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  • Holiday Sweet Tooth Control

    Holiday Sweet Tooth Control

    With the holiday season at full swing there is no better time to be thankful for good health. This time of year in particular provides a chance to indulge in time with loved ones around the dinner table. This also is a great opportunity to practice self-constraint when faced with decadent desserts from all directions.

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