Committing to weight loss surgery is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. It requires a lot of research, reflection and close consultation with a trusted bariatric surgeon.
To help you make the most of your consultation with your Sydney bariatric surgeon, Dr. V. Kuzinkovas, it is recommended that you ask several essential questions during your appointment.
You shouldn’t feel shy or hesitant when asking questions — any reputable surgeon should be eager to educate you as much as possible so you can make informed decisions about your care.Read More
One of the most common questions that arises when things have settled down post bariatric surgery is ‘how many meals should I be eating?’ As is the case with many areas of nutrition, there is not a one size fits all model, rather it comes down to the individual, their activity levels, size and what stage of their weight loss journey they are at.Read More
As mentioned in a previous blog post, part of the bariatric surgery preparation process may include following a doctor-supervised diet regimen for about two weeks before surgery. Although it may be tempting to want to eat your favorite foods before surgery, making healthy dietary choices can set you up for success. Below, Dr. V. Kuzinkovas goes into more detail about the pre-surgery diet to help you understand its purpose.Read More
Whenever we talk about good nutrition after bariatric surgery we frequently hear about the importance of protein but we far less frequently do we talk about getting the right balance of fat in our diet. It is important to know that not all fats are bad, rather it is all about getting the right mix of fats to help reduce inflammation and keep our cells healthy, especially when you are not eating a whole lot. So here is what you need to know.Read More
For anyone who has had bariatric surgery, there are few nutrients as important as protein. Yet even knowing this is not enough to ensure that you are getting enough with most post surgery patients presenting with inadequate protein intakes due to choosing foods that may be easily tolerated but lacking in this essential nutrient. Protein is a nutrient found predominately in animal based foods including dairy, meat, fish, eggs as well as in smaller amounts in some grains and legumes including kidney beans, wholemeal breads and cereals and nuts and seeds.Read More
Dr. V. Kuzinkovas of Advanced Surgicare is often asked by weight loss surgery candidates of childbearing age whether it is safe or even possible to become pregnant after surgery. If you fall into that category and want children, it is understandable that you may want to take all the precautions you can to increase the chances of safe, successful pregnancies. Read on as Dr. Kuzinkovas discusses pregnancy after weight loss surgery.Read More
Bariatric surgery involves reducing your stomach’s capacity so that you consume less food and fewer calories. Because your stomach will hold significantly less food after surgery, you must be picky with what you choose to eat. Also, eating certain foods can cause uncomfortable side effects, like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. In this post, Dr. V. Kuzinkovas of Advanced Surgicare reveals some of the foods you should definitely avoid after weight loss surgery.Read More
If you have a friend or family member that is contemplating weight loss surgery, you have a very important role to play. Your support and encouragement are tremendously important as your loved one faces not only surgery, but also the life changes he or she will need to make afterward.
Below, Dr. V. Kuzinkovas of Advanced Surgicare shares some ideas about how you can support your loved one during their weight loss journey.Read More
The path to achieving a healthier weight through bariatric surgery begins with careful preparation. You will work closely with Dr. V. Kuzinkovas to thoroughly prepare your body and mind for your upcoming procedure. Here, he shares some of the ways that you may be asked to prepare for weight loss surgery.Read More
If you are considering your bariatric surgery options, it is very common to wonder how soon you can expect to lose weight after surgery. Dr. V. Kuzinkovas is often asked this question by other prospective candidates for surgery. It is difficult to provide an exact answer because every patient is different and has a unique set of circumstances.Read More