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The Road to Weight Loss Surgery

The decision to undergo weight loss surgery is hardly one that you make overnight. Most people come to this decision after a long road of weight loss efforts that fall short of their health and wellness goals.
Feb 1st, 2023

Comparing the Gastric Bypass and the Gastric Sleeve

You’ve decided on weight loss surgery and you’re feeling overwhelmed by the choices. Here, we shed some light on the two most popular bariatric procedures — the gastric sleeve and the gastric bypass.
Jan 1st, 2023

BMI Explained (And What To Do if Yours Is High)

BMI — these three letters can tell us an awful lot about your health. To help you understand the implications of your BMI, we take a deeper dive into the numbers and what to do if yours are high.
Dec 12th, 2022

5 Serious Health Risks that Are Associated with Obesity

When you’re carrying too much weight or are obese, your risks for some very serious health issues rises quite considerably. Here, we review five of these health conditions and how we can turn the scales in your favor.
Nov 4th, 2022

The Benefits of a Gastric Balloon

You want, or perhaps need, to lose weight, but you’re hesitant about taking the weight loss surgery leap. While effective, weight loss surgery isn’t for everyone, which is why we offer alternatives, such as the gastric balloon.
Oct 6th, 2022

The Many Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

You’re feeling sluggish, you’re gaining weight, or your sexual health is declining. These changes may be attributable to an imbalance in your hormones. Thanks to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, we can improve your health and wellness.
Sep 7th, 2022

6 Advantages of Robotic Surgery

While robotic surgery may conjure up images of robots wheeling around the OR, the truth is that this advanced technique is the perfect blend of human experience and robotic precision. Here’s a look at the many benefits of robotic surgery.
Aug 8th, 2022

3 Weight Loss Medications to Consider

You need to lose unhealthy pounds, but you’re not keen on the idea of surgery. To help give you the leg up you need, you might consider weight loss medications, three of which we review here.
Jun 8th, 2022

Are You Suffering From These Symptoms of GERD?

The prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease in the United States is large. It affects about one in five people. From trouble swallowing to heartburn, GERD can be unpleasant, and our goal is to relieve your symptoms.
May 4th, 2022

Does a Hernia Always Need To Be Repaired?

Each year in the United States, there are about a million hernia surgeries. While this number is high, it doesn’t mean that every hernia requires surgery. Here’s a look at when surgery is the best option.
Apr 3rd, 2022

Learning What (and How) to Eat After Bariatric Surgery

While weight loss surgery is an incredibly effective way to lose unhealthy weight, it does require some meaningful changes in how and what you eat afterward. Here, we take a look at what you can expect and how we can help.
Mar 2nd, 2022

8 Tips to Prepare for Gastric Sleeve Surgery

You’ve made the important decision to improve your life through bariatric surgery and you’re eager to get started. To help you navigate this life-changing procedure more smoothly, here are a few tips to best prepare you.
Feb 8th, 2022

How to Get Control of Your Obesity

If you have obesity and you’re tired of the mental, emotional, and physical struggles that often come with this disease, we want you to know that there are solutions. Here’s what you should know.
Jan 9th, 2022

Am I a Good Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

Do you feel like you’ve been on a restrictive diet and rigorous workout regimen for most of your life, to no avail? Learn if you're a candidate for a surgical procedure that can help you lose pounds and slash your risk for serious health conditions.
Nov 15th, 2021

Got Milk, but Which One?

Low-fat or skim milk? Soy or almond? What’s the best type of milk? Let’s explore the options so you can decide.
Mar 3rd, 2020

Thanksgiving After Bariatric Surgery! What Can I Eat?

Thanksgiving can be a challenging time for anyone concerned about cutting calories and or controlling their food intake. This festive time of year poses unique challenges to those who have had weight loss surgery...
Nov 13th, 2019

Bariatric Halloween Survival Tips!

Many of our patients tell us that the scariest part of Halloween is not the scary movies or the ghosts and goblins but it is the Halloween candy that is both at home and at the office this time of year.
Oct 11th, 2019

7 Signs of Low Testosterone

June is Men’s Health Month and a great time to shed light on a health issue many men don’t like to talk about: low testosterone. There’s no shame in testosterone levels dropping—testosterone declines...
Jun 21st, 2019

A Day With Dr. Maffei

Advanced Surgeons social media followers were treated to a sneak peek into Dr. Anthony Maffei’s life during our second Doctor Takeover.
Feb 28th, 2019

Do You Need Gynecomastia Surgery?

Maybe you’ve gained a little weight recently, or started a new medication. You look in the mirror and you see breasts, but here’s the catch: You’re a man. Is that normal?
Dec 3rd, 2018

When Should You Get Bariatric Surgery?

You’ve tried everything to lose weight. You started with the latest diet and exercise fads. Predictably, the scale didn’t move. Next you moved on to a strategy that should have worked: Maybe you tried counting calories, maybe you followed the...
Jul 23rd, 2018

Obalon® Balloon System Event

You’re invited! We’re excited to host a free event about the Obalon Balloon System! The Obalon Balloon System is a new FDA-approved minimally-invasive weight loss procedure that is quick and painless.
Jan 26th, 2018

Holiday Eating Bariatric Style!

The Holidays are here again!! It is time for celebrating and food is usually involved in the fun.. Stay focused and you too can enjoy this holiday season after weight loss surgery!
Dec 19th, 2017

Westfairs’ Doctors of Distinction for 2017

Dr. Kaul goes above and beyond in many aspects of his profession. He was recently interviewed by Westchester Talk Radio about being named one of Westfairs’ Doctors of Distinction for 2017.
Nov 14th, 2017

Welcome November! Thanksgiving is just around the corner!

Welcome November! Thanksgiving is just around the corner! What should your Thanksgiving plate look like before and after weight loss surgery? Thanksgiving Bariatric Style! What your plate should look like at at all stages pre and post op.
Nov 1st, 2017

Eat your way to a Healthy Heart!

Are you struggling with high cholesterol? Cholesterol affects your heart and health. Learn what you can do to eat your way to a healthy heart.
Jul 12th, 2017

Weight Maintenance Can be a Scary Thought

How many times have people lost and regained the same 50-100 pounds? Most of our patients have tried multiple diets, lost weight, only to fear when the regain is going to happen.
Apr 12th, 2016

Meal and Snack Planning Tips

Patients often want to know how to plan healthy meals and snacks and how to stay on track with portion sizes. When you plan your meals, you want to make sure your meals are the right size and contain the right balance of nutrients.
Oct 1st, 2015

Watching Your Weight? What To Eat

Do you find yourself getting overwhelmed at the supermarket? Confusing food labels? Which brand is better for me? You are not alone! Follow these steps to help you get through your next visit to your supermarket.
Oct 1st, 2015

Vacation Planning Before and After Bariatric Surgery

So summer is finally here!! Just because you are considering bariatric surgery or have had bariatric surgery, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your vacations. Following a few helpful tips can help prevent any vacation weight gain and...
Jul 15th, 2015

How Can I Enjoy Dining Out After Weight Loss Surgery?!?!

A question I often hear from our bariatric patients is “Can I ever go out to eat again? What can I eat”? Some patients tell me they avoid dining out after weight loss surgery because they are fearful of not knowing what to order and how much to eat.
Apr 29th, 2015


Stressed? Anyone out there been stressed before? Unfortunately our society is plagued with different stressors on a daily basis. The degree and length of the stressful event can definitely effect our bodies in a negative way.
Mar 10th, 2015

Will I Lose Hair After Weight Loss Surgery?

A very common concern for preoperative bariatric patients is regarding the potential for hair loss after weight loss surgery. It is not unusual to have some hair loss after weight loss surgery.
Feb 12th, 2015

Ways to Deal with Cabin Fever after Bariatric Surgery!!

So the cold weather is upon us and the number of daylight hours is getting progressively shorter. This usually means we are less likely to venture out of the house and more likely to hide in our sweatpants and oversized sweaters all...
Jan 13th, 2015

Holiday Eating Tips After Bariatric Surgery

The Holidays are here!! It is time for celebrating and food is usually involved in the fun.. Stay focused and you too can enjoy this holiday season after weight loss surgery!
Dec 11th, 2014

Vitamin A after Weight Loss Surgery

Importance of Vitamin A Vitamins are classified as either fat-soluble (dissolving in fat) or water-soluble (dissolving in water). Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin because it dissolves...
Nov 14th, 2014

Do You Suffer From a Sweet Tooth?

Does that morning muffin or danish leave you craving yet another sweet one to two hours later? Do you pick up a candy bar or bag of M&M’s to deal with your afternoon slump?
Oct 14th, 2014

Halloween Does Not Have to Be Scary!!

Halloween is coming and what do we do??  Candy is not part of the meal plan….. Some Tips to help you through this candy filled holiday when you are trying to lose weight!
Oct 1st, 2014

What Does Fiber have to do with Weight Loss/Management/?

Dietary Fibers come from plants that we eat. The fiber is part of the plant like fruits, vegetables and grains that can not be broken down or digested in our stomachs. Fiber passes through our gastrointestinal system undigested. The two types of fiber ar
Aug 13th, 2014

The Mindful Eating Marathon

Slim down and maintain a healthy weight by slowing down and learning how to savor every bite.  Eat to live, eat for nourishment and live to love, laugh and be fulfilled.
Jun 12th, 2014

To Juice or Not To Juice???

Juicing has been around for years, but has been growing in popularity since the 1990’s. Have you noticed more and more juice bars opening up in your neighborhood?
May 2nd, 2014

Quick, Healthy, Weeknight Dishes

We all know what it’s like to come home after a long day and dread thinking about what to cook for dinner. It is sometimes just easier to grab something quick.
Mar 24th, 2014

Pushing past a plateau after weight loss surgery!!

It is very common to encounter a weight loss plateau whether you have had weight loss surgery or are just trying to lose weight. Immediately post op you will see a significant drop in your weight, and then the weight loss becomes more gradual...
Feb 28th, 2014

Exercise Techniques After Weight Loss Surgery

Which exercise techniques after weight loss surgery work the best? Once your doctor tells you that you can begin exercising, which will likely be a few weeks after your procedure, you should get started right away.
Nov 14th, 2013

Will I Be Hungry After Weight Loss Surgery?

You ask your doctor, “Will I be hungry after weight loss surgery.” You are worried that this type of procedure, which reduces the size of your stomach significantly, will have you feeling hungry all the time.
Nov 1st, 2013

Got Milk… which one?

Low fat or Skim Milk, Soy milk , or Almond… what is best? Lets explore the options so you can decide. Milk is a pretty amazing, well balanced, ...
Oct 21st, 2013

Who Is a Candidate for Gastric Bypass?

Trying to determine who is a candidate for gastric bypass can be a challenge. The problem is not just what your physical condition is, but also what your insurance company says you have to have in order to have this procedure.
Oct 14th, 2013

What Is Stomach Stapling?

You may ask your doctor, what is stomach stapling. If you did, you likely have learned about the type of weight loss procedure in which a portion of the stomach is cut off from the rest in order to make your stomach smaller.
Oct 1st, 2013

Using a heart rate monitor to help you lose weight

Working out endlessly without results? Have you watched your BMI stay the same or even start to creep up? Have you tried a heart rate monitor to get better weight loss results? A heart rate monitor makes you aware of your target and optimum...
Sep 17th, 2013

What Is Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery?

Laparoscopic bariatric surgery may be one of the best methods for getting weight loss surgery available. Though not everyone is a candidate for it, this procedure may be ideal for several reasons.
Sep 14th, 2013

What Is BMI for Women?

BMI for women, as well as men, is a description of how much of your body is made up of fat compared to other tissues and muscles.
Sep 1st, 2013

Capsaicin for Weight Loss

Capsaicin for weight loss help can be added to your diet before and after surgery. Capsaicin can be a helpful addition to diet and exercise for long term weight loss success.
Aug 9th, 2013