Category Archives: S. Bledsoe, M.D.

October 7, 2012

Success After Weight Loss Surgery- Show Up

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Author- S. Bledsoe, M.D. “What can I do to improve my chances for success after my weight loss procedure?”  As a bariatric surgeon, I am often asked this question.  Of course, success is dependent on many factors, most of which … Continue reading

September 27, 2012

Functional Goals After Weight Loss Surgery

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Author- S. Bledsoe, M.D. Linda (not her real name) was 14 months after her sleeve gastrectomy, and she was very concerned.  “I’ve stopped losing weight, and I’m not where I want to be yet.”  She had hit a weight loss … Continue reading

September 12, 2012

Weight Loss Surgery vs. The Biggest Loser

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Author: S. Bledsoe, M.D. I couldn’t believe my ears!!  I was speaking with a fellow general surgeon, and I had just quoted him a huge meta-analysis of over 22,000 patients that demonstrated the amazing successes with weight loss surgery.  His … Continue reading

September 9, 2012

The Genesis Experience

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Author- S. Bledsoe, M.D. My patient was 20 months out from surgery and was a success by any measure.  She had lost more than 50% of her excess body weight.  Her high blood pressure and diabetes had resolved.  She went … Continue reading

September 2, 2012

Starting An Exercise Program- No Matter What Your Fitness Level

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Author: S. Bledsoe, M.D. Sometimes the thought of starting an exercise program can be overwhelming.  I’ve had people in my office express significant concerns over how far they have to go in order to achieve health.  They had let themselves … Continue reading

August 23, 2012

Weight Loss Surgery Over 60

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Author: S. Bledsoe, M.D. At 66 years old, my patient was in reasonably good health.  Her heart was strong, and her only medical condition was high blood pressure that was well controlled with medicine.  She was, however, over 100 pounds … Continue reading

August 17, 2012

High Protein Diets vs. “Other” Diets

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Author: S. Bledsoe, M.D. Dr. Christopher Gardner from Stanford has been a vegan for 25 years.  He conducted one of the largest, prospective, randomized trials to date comparing four popular diets: Atkins, LEARN, Ornish, and Zone.  311 overweight and obese … Continue reading

August 7, 2012

A Healthy Dose of Realism After Weight Loss Surgery

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Author: S. Bledsoe, M.D. Goal setting is important in any endeavor.  If you want to do well in school, you set academic goals for yourself.  If you want to excel athletically, physical goals are attempted.  If you want to have … Continue reading

July 28, 2012

Tabata Intervals- High Intensity Interval Training At Its Best

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Author: S. Bledsoe, M.D. In 1996, Dr. Izumi Tabata published a study in the Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise that demonstrated that significant aerobic and anaerobic gains could be made with a specific prescription of high-intensity … Continue reading

July 12, 2012

The Paleo Diet

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Author: S. Bledsoe, M.D. Have you ever hit on some information that changes how you act on a daily basis?  Several months ago, a friend of mine introduced me to the Paleo diet (you can follow his blog at www.paleolithicmd.com).  … Continue reading

 
 
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