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Birth Control Options After Weight Loss Surgery

If you are undergoing weight loss surgery, here’s what you should know about contraception during your recovery and beyond.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Weight Loss Surgery Wait Times Rise Dramatically

People who are eligible for weight loss surgery are waiting longer and longer for the potentially life-saving procedures to help them safely lose weight.

By Diane Domina

Weight Loss Surgery Lowers Risk of Some Cancers

Results of a study published in the British Journal of Surgery (BJS) suggest weight loss surgery – gastric bypass, gastric banding, or sleeve gastrectomy, for example – can affect cancer risk.

By Diane Domina

Can Weight-Loss Surgery Lead to Alcohol Abuse?

Weight-loss surgery may increase the risk of developing a drinking problem. Learn more about the research on this connection.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.