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Questions to Ask Your Bariatric Surgeon during Consultation

October 11, 2018 | Posted by: Advanced Surgicare

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

How Many Meals Should I Be Eating?

September 13, 2018 | Posted by: Advanced Surgicare

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

Will I Have to Diet before Bariatric Surgery?

September 10, 2018 | Posted by: Advanced Surgicare
Dieting before Bariatric Surgery

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

The Importance of Good Fats

August 31, 2018 | Posted by: Advanced Surgicare

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

The importance of protein

August 24, 2018 | Posted by: Advanced Surgicare

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

Getting Pregnant after Weight Loss Surgery

August 10, 2018 | Posted by: Advanced Surgicare
Pregnancy after Bariatric Surgery

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

Foods to Avoid after Weight Loss Surgery

July 10, 2018 | Posted by: Advanced Surgicare
Foods to avoid after weight loss surgery

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

How to Support a Loved One Undergoing Weight Loss Surgery

June 12, 2018 | Posted by: Advanced Surgicare

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

How Soon after Weight Loss Surgery Will I Lose Weight?

April 11, 2018 | Posted by: Advanced Surgicare

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