1. Tim & Megan C.

    Tim & Megan C. Husband & Wife *Results May Vary As parents, we always want to be there for our kids.  That is one of the biggest motivators for parents Tim and Megan C. who pursued bariatric surgery. Post-surgery, Tim shares, “Being able to walk upstairs without being winded, being able to walk for long periods of time without ankles, knees and backs hurting, it’s like a whole new wor…Read More

  2. Your Questions Answered With First-Hand Experiences

    Sharing is caring. When it comes to bariatric surgery, the better person (next to the doctor) to answer your questions is someone who has been through it. The answers that you may get will not be medical advice, but as we all know, experience is a good teacher. People who have been through the experience can genuinely describe what it's like - the fears, the pain, the relief, the joy, and the ben…Read More

  3. Sherri R.

    Sherri R. Have you ever been body shamed? Made to feel like a second-class citizen because of your weight? It’s the last socially-acceptable form of discrimination and it happened to Sherri R. one day. As unfortunate as that incident was, it was the spark that lit the flame for Sherri to make the positive change she needed to make. Sherri, who is a nurse, was first concerned with how she would h…Read More

  4. Cara H.

    Cara H. “I’m only 24. I thought I had time to lose this weight on my own. I figured, ‘I’m young enough, I can probably do it.’ Then I got real with myself and realized I had already been trying for years,” laments Cara H., a young professional in Anchorage. Cara relates that she had always been “chunkier” growing up and that the weight began packing on in her teens after undergoing…Read More

  5. No Judgement Here. We Understand You!

    You want change; you're ready for it. You have questions, but you're afraid to ask. Why? Could it be because the other times you've asked, you've been judged and denied the help you're requesting? Maybe you just weren't in the right place.  “From the moment I first arrived at the Anchorage Bariatrics office, I felt like I had entered a giant, welcoming support facility. The entire office staff …Read More

  6. The Truths About Bariatric Surgery

    The media tells us a lot about bariatric surgery. Yes, it is for weight loss, but some say it's just an easy "way out" of obesity and that is incorrect. Read the truths behind the top three myths about bariatric surgery. Myth 1: Bariatric surgery is for everyone who is overweight. Truth: Bariatric surgery is not for everybody who wants to lose weight. There are things that doctors look at to se…Read More

  7. Hormones And Your Body’s Performance

    The human body is both amazing and complicated. Multiple different brain chemicals and hormones affect the body's performance, including how excess weight is stored and where. Specifically, these hormones are cortisol, insulin, estrogen, progesterone and the thyroid hormone. Do you have more mass around your tummy area? You may be able to blame it on cortisol and insulin imbalance. Cortisol is a …Read More

  8. Why Weight Management is Your Best Defense Against Diabetes

    Did you know that about 90% of people living with Type 2 diabetes are overweight or have obesity? Type 1 diabetes is due to the body's inability to make insulin; type 2 diabetes is due to the body's inability to react properly to insulin. Type 2 diabetes is more prevalent than type 1 diabetes and tends to be diagnosed in adulthood. What's the relation between weight and diabetes? Overweight or obe…Read More

  9. Joni J.

    Joni J. Business Owner Joni is a hardworking woman who spent the last 12 years of her career in Alaska’s oil and gas industry in Prudhoe Bay’s oil fields. Known affectionately as “Boney Joni” in her childhood years, Joni never had to worry about her weight in her youth or even after she gave birth to her two sons. But, as she reached her late 40s, she was adding 10 to 15 pounds each year a…Read More

  10. Saving Money & Focusing on Health with Aetna

    Anchorage Bariatrics, Alaska’s leading bariatric clinic, announced that we have entered into an in-network contract with Aetna, one of Alaska’s - and the nation’s - largest health insurance providers. Effective February 1, Alaskans covered by Aetna insurance could see a significant reduction in out-of-pocket costs when receiving care at Anchorage Bariatrics. “We are pleased to make thing…Read More

  11. We are now in-network with Aetna!

    We are pleased to announce that we are now "in-network" with Aetna, one of Alaska’s - and the nation’s - largest health insurance providers. Effective February 1, Alaskans covered by Aetna insurance could see a significant reduction in out-of-pocket costs when receiving care at Anchorage Bariatrics. “We are pleased to make things a little easier for Alaskans who are struggling to lose excess…Read More

  12. Invest In Yourself And Be The Best You Can Be

    In your list of priorities, where do you fall? Are you first or last? Are you even there? Often, we put ourselves last because we think "I can wait," but as life happens that list just gets longer and longer until "you" fall off the bottom. Don't let that happen. Like Warren Buffet said, "The best investment you will ever make is in yourself." Think about it, if you don't invest in yourself and …Read More