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Meet Bariatric Surgeon Malcolm Kenneth Robinson

Posted by South Shore Health System on Feb 1, 2018 4:51:42 PM

Considering weight-loss surgery in 2018?

Meet Malcolm Kenneth Robinson, MD, FACS, one of the surgeons operating at South Shore Hospital's Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, offered in collaboration with Brigham and Women's Surgical Associates.

In the video below, Dr. Robinson discusses the process of weight-loss surgery, shares his advice for patients, and explains why he chose to work in the specialty.

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Topics: Weight Loss

Five Ways to Maintain a Healthy Weight during the Holidays

During this busy time of year, even the most health-conscious among us struggles to balance holiday fun and commitments with the steps we need to take to maintain a healthy lifestyle. While the average American only gains about a pound during the holidays, those who already struggle to maintain a healthy weight can gain more—and find it harder to lose the new weight once the new year begins.

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Topics: Nutrition, Weight Loss, Exercise & Fitness

Six Questions You Were Afraid to Ask about Weight-Loss Surgery

I’ve led many weight-loss surgery seminars for the South Shore Hospital Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. These sessions are designed for anyone who may be considering surgery to learn more about the surgical options and the life changes that are required to maintain long-term results.

While we open the floor for questions, there are some topics many attendees don’t feel comfortable asking in a group setting. Here are answers to some of the most frequent questions patients ask me privately.

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Topics: Weight Loss

Are You a Candidate for Weight-Loss Surgery? 

Posted by South Shore Health System on Jun 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one third of US adults are struggling with obesity. While some of us may consider dropping weight for cosmetic reasons, weight loss for others may be life-saving. In fact, obesity increases risk factors for many diseases that are leading causes of death including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer.

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Topics: Weight Loss

Five Things to Know If You Are Considering Weight-Loss Surgery

The idea of surgery to help you lose weight can be a scary proposition. But sometimes surgery may be necessary to help you reach your goals, especially if you’re suffering serious health effects from excess weight. Weight-loss surgery—also called bariatric surgery—is a major decision for anyone, and it’s important to understand the risks and benefits so you can make an informed decision about whether or not procedure is right for you.

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Topics: Weight Loss

Five Things to Look for When Choosing a Weight-Loss Surgery Program

The reasons to have weight-loss surgery—also called bariatric surgery—are very personal. Once you have made the decision that it’s time to move forward with surgery, choosing the right surgeon and program may be the most important factor to achieve your weight-loss and personal health goals.

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Topics: Weight Loss

Five Ways to Keep the Holiday Pounds at Bay

Just when you may feel you are keeping your weight under control, the holiday season arrives and food is everywhere. Whether it’s at the office or holiday parties, the unhealthy food choices seem to be at your finger tips this time of year.

Add in the stress and anxiety that the holidays tends to bring and maintaining your weight loss efforts may seem impossible.

Although it is hard to do, it’s not impossible. Here are some tips to help you maintain your health and fitness through the New Year.

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Topics: Nutrition, Weight Loss

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