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Repairing a Hiatal Hernia During Bariatric Surgery

Repairing a hiatal hernia with bariatric surgery

Repairing a Hiatal Hernia During Bariatric Surgery Do you have heartburn, indigestion, or other symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)? If you do, it could be caused by a hiatal hernia that may need to be repaired through surgery.  Many patients who are overweight or obese also have what is called a hiatal hernia. If […]

Ontario’s OHIP and Bariatric Surgery: What You Need to Know

Does OHIP cover bariatric surgery?

Ontario’s OHIP and Bariatric Surgery: What You Need to Know In Canada, obesity has steadily risen over the last 20 years, and a permanent weight loss solution is needed now more than ever before. For many patients, the cost and wait times associated with bariatric surgery in Canada can be a deterrent to receiving the […]

The Perfect Post-Weight Loss Surgery Diet

Post bariatric surgery diet

The Perfect Post-Weight Loss Surgery Diet Are you starting to plan for life after bariatric surgery? If so, you’re probably excited, maybe even nervous about all the changes coming your way. The preparation and post-surgical steps you take are just as important as the surgery itself. Sticking with a healthy post-bariatric surgery diet and exercise […]

The Side Effects and Risks of Bariatric Surgery, According to a Weight Loss Surgeon

Doctor explaining risks of bariatric surgery to patient.

The Side Effects and Risks of Bariatric Surgery, According to a Weight Loss Surgeon Facing the choice of bariatric surgery is a big decision — there are many factors to consider, including the risks and side effects associated with the procedure. It’s common for surgeries to come with risks, but these should not discourage people […]

Does Bariatric Surgery Leave Scars?

Does bariatric surgery leave scars

Does Bariatric Surgery Leave Scars? — Ask a Bariatric Surgeon Getting a life-changing procedure like bariatric surgery can be stressful, especially if you’re worried about scarring. People who struggle with weight issues often also worry about how they look, and having a scar might make them feel more uncomfortable.   The good news is that you […]

What is the Safest Form of Weight Loss Surgery?

What is the safest form of weight loss surgery?

What is the Safest Form of Weight Loss Surgery? If you’ve been searching for weight loss solutions, you may have asked yourself, “Is weight loss surgery safe?” The truth is weight loss surgery is one of the safest elective procedures you can choose. Choosing the right surgeon, the right facility, and the right care team […]

Do I Qualify for Bariatric Surgery?

A patient at an appointment with a bariatric surgeon in Mexico.

Do I Qualify for Bariatric Surgery? If you’re considering bariatric surgery in Mexico, it’s important to first understand if you qualify for the procedure. With the same high standards of care at a fraction of the cost, it’s no wonder why Mexico is becoming such a popular option for those searching for weight loss solutions.   […]

Is Bariatric Surgery Safe?

Woman admiring weight loss

Is Bariatric Surgery Safe? There’s a reason so many people travel to Mexico to have bariatric surgery: It’s safe and effective. Tourism in Mexico for medical procedures continues to be a popular choice for patients from the United States and Canada. One of the many benefits of traveling to Mexico for bariatric surgery is that […]

How to Prevent Hair Loss After Bariatric Surgery

Man concerned about hair loss after bariatric surgery.

How to Prevent Hair Loss After Bariatric Surgery Many people who recover from bariatric surgery experience some degree of hair loss. Up to 50% of patients experience hair loss after bariatric surgery within the first 12 months. While it is a temporary condition, short-term hair loss can be a stressful situation for many patients. There […]

Traveling to Mexico for Bariatric Surgery: Everything You Need to Know

Puerto Vallarta MX

Traveling to Mexico for Bariatric Surgery: Everything You Need to Know Traveling to Mexico for bariatric surgery is a great choice for many patients struggling with excess weight. Medical tourism is becoming increasingly popular as patients seek quality care outside the United States and Canada. With ALO Bariatrics, our surgeons operate out of state-of-the-art facilities […]