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  • The Nuts and Bolts of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

    The Nuts and Bolts of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

    Bariatric surgery describes a series of operations on the gastrointestinal system that helps obese persons lose weight. It works either by restricting the patient’s amount of food intake, by altering the body’s ability to absorb ingested food, or both. The first gastric bypass was performed in 1969. However, this and other bariatric surgeries didn’t gain

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  • Weight Loss Apps

    Weight Loss Apps

    Overweight people rack up hundreds of dollars more a year in health care expenses than those of normal weight. More than ever, it is has become important for those who struggle with obesity to finally get the help they need. Fortunately advances in medicine make it possible for surgical treatment of obesity such as the

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  • Racing Into 2014

    Racing Into 2014

    In a previous post, we talked about the role mobile apps can play in a healthy lifestyle. Often we have goals we would ideally like to achieve, but despite our good intentions, not knowing where to begin can be discouraging. Dr. Shillingford’s bariatric surgery practice is committed to promoting an environment of support and overall

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  • Weight or Waist ?

    Weight or Waist ?

    Dr. Shillingford’s weight loss surgery practice in South Florida oversees the care of clinically obese patients for surgical treatment of their conditions. Much in the same way that the place in Florida they call home varies between Miami, Daytona Beach, Naples, and Jacksonville so does their level of obesity. Patients range from obese to morbidly

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  • Thyroid Disorders & Obesity

    Thyroid Disorders & Obesity

    Past studies have found that thyroid disorders can lead to obesity, and a recent study published in the December 2013 issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism suggests that obesity itself may cause thyroid dysfunction in some cases. Thyroid disorders involve the over- or under-function of the thyroid gland. Located in the front

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  • Complimentary Therapies for Thyroid Health

    Complimentary Therapies for Thyroid Health

    As we discussed in a previous article we discussed hypothyroidism and its relation to obesity. Dr. Shillingford’s weight loss surgery practice in Boca Raton, FL cares for patients with a number of comorbidities related to obesity who travel from across the state including from Orlando, Naples, Daytona Beach, Miami and Tampa Bay. Over the years,

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  • Tighter Skin for a Slender New You

    Tighter Skin for a Slender New You

    Dr. Shillingford has spent close to a decade working with patients struggling with weight from all over Florida and the surrounding vicinity. While many patients are locals from Aventura, Hialeah, South Beach, and Fort Lauderdale, some travel to his South Florida office in Boca Raton from Central Florida (Orlando, Lakeland, Ocala) and the West Coast

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  • Support in a “Pin”, a “Post” and a “Tweet”

    Support in a “Pin”, a “Post” and a “Tweet”

    At Dr. Kahlil Shillingford’s weight loss practice, patient support is a major component in treatment pre and post Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Lap-Band or Gastric Bypass surgery. Motivated individuals from South Florida including Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Miami, and the Tampa Bay have already experienced being part of our highly skilled bariatric team. Through patient

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  • Crazy About Nuts

    Crazy About Nuts

    Nuts have that rare quality of being both good for you and tasting great. While different kinds of nuts have different flavors, different nutrition profiles, varying levels and types of fats, and different benefits, nuts in general provide a good source of protein, healthy fats, and make a nice addition to breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts,

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  • One Pan Baked Chicken With Vegetables

    One Pan Baked Chicken With Vegetables

    Servings: 6 Ingredients 4 red potatoes, sliced 6 carrots, sliced 1 large sweet onion, quartered 1 chicken, raw, cut into pieces and skin removed ½ cup low sodium chicken broth ¼ tsp pepper 1 tsp poultry seasoning   Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put potatoes, carrots and onions in a large roasting pan. Put

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