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Watch these videos to learn more about weight-loss surgery and get tips as you begin your weight-loss journey. Weight-Loss Surgery Candidates In this segment, Marc R. Leduc, MD, talks about what makes someone a good candidate for weight-loss...
The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center can help those struggling with obesity get the long-term weight loss they need and lead a longer and healthier life.  The following patients talk about how weight-loss...
It started shortly after the birth of her son, now 10 years old. Having gained about 50 pounds with the pregnancy, Ashley Seminuk went on a few diets, coupling them with consistent exercise outdoors. These enabled her to keep her weight in check,...
Tracy Hecker struggled with her weight her entire life. "I hated looking at myself from the neck down. My being overweight put a big strain on my marriage," says Tracy. "I felt that since I didn’t like what I saw in the mirror neither would my...
James D. Atkinson, MD, FACS James D. Atkinson, MD, FACS is devoted exclusively to the practice of weight loss surgery and has used his expertise to positively change the lives of hundreds of patients. He is a member of the American Society for...
Some wounds (any type of break in the skin) heal on their own with a bandage and a little patience, but those that don't heal normally require specialized and aggressive medical treatment. If a wound doesn’t improve after four weeks, or does not...