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Archive for September 2014

Peripheral Arterial Disease – Are you at risk?

Have you experienced pains, dull aches or cramping in your legs and feet after walking? These feelings could be symptoms of a serious problem known as peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PAD is an often silent and sometimes deadly disease that can affect people of all ages. What is PAD? Peripheral arterial disease is an atherosclerotic […]

The Athlete: Is too much exercise more than your heart can handle?

Whether you’re the star quarterback of an NFL team, an Olympic gold medalist in swimming, a local high school baseball star, or just a weekend warrior, you may have suffered from heart palpitations. No, not the kind that make your palms sweaty before a big race, but one that can literally make your heart pound […]

Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery

As a bariatric surgeon, I am frequently asked about the effects of bariatric surgery on pregnancy. Current research provides great information about obesity, infertility, and the health of babies after surgery and weight loss. Obesity & Infertility Obesity is a major cause of infertility. This can be reversed by bariatric surgery. Most women that lose […]