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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
Sleeve Gastrectomy Diet: What to Expect

After having sleeve gastrectomy, diet will be a huge component of your success. With this procedure, though, you will need to follow a very specific path.

Aug 1st, 2013
Sleep and weight loss – lose while you snooze

The Journal of sleep recently published, “the later you stay up the more weight you gain”! Your metabolism is slowest in the evening and night hours when you should be asleep. Makes sense right? So there’s a correlation between sleep and weight loss.

Jul 26th, 2013
Medicare and Weight Loss Surgery: What Should You Know?

For many people who have Medicare and weight loss surgery needs, there is help. This type of procedure is designed to help you to lose weight quickly. Because it is so effective at helping people to drop the pounds, many doctors encourage it.

Jul 14th, 2013
BMI for Men: What’s Healthy and What Is Not?

BMI for men is not something you like to talk about or you may not even know about but it is critical. BMI, or body mass index, is a measurement of the amount of body fat you have compared to muscle and tissue.

Jun 1st, 2013
Bariatric Surgery and Heart Disease

How does bariatric surgery and heart disease relate? You may be thinking about having this procedure because you are overweight. It is a very effective way to reduce your overall weight and to do so quickly.

May 13th, 2013
Recovery from Smartlipo

Smartlipo is a minimally invasive surgery that uses an instrument that is approximately the size of a pen. Therefore, the incisions made during the Smartlipo procedure are very small and do not require sutures.

Feb 1st, 2013
Smartlipo vs. Traditional Liposuction

Laser-assisted liposuction, which is commonly known as Smartlipo, is a minimally invasive procedure for the removal of localized fat deposits on the face and body, and other delicate areas that require a more gentle approach.

Jan 14th, 2013
What is BMI?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a standard measure of body fat. It is calculated based on height and weight. The formula to calculate BMI is mass (kg) divided by height (m) squared.

Jan 1st, 2013