Lifetime Surgical Blog

Welcome to the Lifetime Surgical blog. We will continue to publish relevant content offering advice, tips, and insights into other patients’ experiences.

  • In a previous article, we established that obesity is an independent variable as a factor for hospitalization after patients contract COVID-19. In one study, it was the most common factor for hospitalizations second only to hypertension. Although shocking, this does make sense. After all, 42% of Americans are obese. By the numbers, it would translate that they make up a higher percentage of the hospitalized population. But why is this a reality?...

  • It may not come as a surprise that people with diabetes and high blood pressure are at higher risk for contracting coronavirus and suffering from a more severe case, and even worse, fatality. However, there is another factor in the demographic polls that continues to climb: obesity. ...

  • You may have just undergone a sleeve gastrectomy or are a few weeks into the Obalon gastric balloon program. You may be several months or years post surgery - but you’ve seem to hit a plateau. What’s going on? Here are seven reasons you may not be reaching your weight loss goals - and how to help you get back on track....

  • Are you considering undergoing a weight loss procedure such as the sleeve gastrectomy or years post-surgery? No matter where you are on the journey, the goal is the same: major weight loss. This goal is achieved by undergoing a weight loss surgery and adhering to a bariatric friendly diet. ...

  • Although the coronavirus is facilitating us to practice social distancing to flatten the curve, physical and mental wellness remains a top priority, especially for weight loss surgery patients. Dr. Nguyen and the staff at Lifetime Surgical Weight Loss are here to help you stay on track towards achieving or maintaining your weight loss goals. Having an 8pm curfew does create additional stressors along with businesses being closed....

  • You know Chips Ahoy, Dunkin’ Donuts, Coca-Cola and Haagen Dazs. You also know the foods these brands represent have countless grams of sugar that contribute to weight gain. Now that we have that down, let's discuss the sneakiness of sugar past the bakeries, ice-cream shops, and into the foods we have conceptually labeled as "healthy." Whether you are beginning your weight loss journey, are several months or years post weight loss surgery, these foods may give you additional insight into what you may need to toss from the cupboards and your fridge....

  • When you hear the phrase “weight loss surgery,” the image that may come to mind may look like this, but it doesn't have to be this way....

  • Although the word laparoscopic sounds super complex, its meaning is simple. The term laparoscopic refers to surgical techniques that are “minimally invasive.” These techniques have been developed over the past two decades and continue to advance....

To learn more about Lifetime Surgical weight loss surgeries, call our office for your initial consultation: 408-358-1855