1. Interested in Bariatric Surgery Before the End of the Year? Don’t Delay!

    Are you struggling to lose weight? In order to live a healthy life, it’s important to be at a healthy weight. But, for many, this does not come so easily. Whether it's genetics, a disability, lack of access to a healthy diet, inability to exercise, or any variety of reasons, there is another solution — bariatric surgery. Are you interested in having bariatric surgery before the end of the ye…Read More

  2. Cosmetic Surgery After Weight Loss

    At Anchorage Bariatrics, we are proud of our patients' efforts in their weight loss journeys. We know how hard you have worked and want you to look and feel your best. We realize the effects that weight loss has on the entire body. That's why we are happy to be able to bring Dr. Leland Webb, renowned plastic surgeon, to our clinic on May 20 and May 23. Weight loss is great, but we also want you t…Read More

  3. Medication-Assisted Weight Loss – Is It Right for Me?

    When we think about losing weight, we automatically think about making changes to the way we eat and increasing our activity level. But what if these changes aren't enough for us to lose the weight we want to lose? That's when weight loss medications may be helpful! Weight loss medication can be considered an important component in the overall plan to attain healthy weight goals. In order to quali…Read More

  4. What is laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy?

    Your doctor may recommend bariatric surgery if you are severely overweight. One of these bariatric surgery procedures is known as sleeve gastrectomy.  The sleeve gastrectomy is performed using minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. This involves making five small incisions (less than an inch long) in the abdomen and performing the procedure using a video camera and long instruments that are pla…Read More

  5. Understanding Your BMI

    Body mass index (BMI) is a ratio of a person's weight (in pounds) to their height (in inches). BMI is an inexpensive and easy screening method to determine weight category - underweight, healthy weight, overweight, and obesity. It does not diagnose the body fatness or health of an individual.BMI is a calculation of your size that takes into account your height and weight. It shows the relationship…Read More

  6. New Year, New You!

    The New Year is already in full swing! A lot of us make New Year's resolutions. So what does that mean? A New Year's resolution is a promise to do something differently in the new year. Some resolutions include things like losing weight, eating healthy, or getting more exercise. Self-improvement tends to be the focus of a lot of resolutions. Whether you made a New Year's resolution or set some go…Read More

  7. 10 Tips to get through the holiday season

    The holidays are in full swing! That in itself is enough to create anxiety and discouragement for anyone on a weight loss journey this time of the year. But, don't dismay! We've put together some tips to help you survive the holidays and enjoy this special time of year. The Reason for the Season Try to think about the real reasons we are celebrating the season. It is a time for getting together wi…Read More

  8. Beth M. before and after

    Beth M.

    Beth M. “I’ve learned that I’m OK. It’s ok to be who I am, but it’s important to be healthy. You can’t just want it, you have to really want it and make up your mind that you are going to do this,” advises Beth, a proud wife, Nana, and veteran, sharing her experience after her Gastric Sleeve surgery with Anchorage Bariatrics. “When I hit puberty, I stopped growing up and started gr…Read More

  9. Kathleen K.

    Kathleen K. “You have to push yourself. It’s not easy, but if you do, that will open up so many more doors,” says Kathleen, wife to a military husband and mother to two children, about her weight loss journey with Anchorage Bariatrics. When her husband was home from the military, Kathleen shared that they would eat out a lot. She continued to gain weight after delivering her children. The we…Read More

  10. Jenifer B. before and after

    Jenifer B.

    Jenifer B. “Start by doing small things, make small changes. If you try to do everything at once, you’re just going to end up being a failure.” That is what Jenifer, a Criminal Justice Planner, wants to stress in her story. She also shared, “Holy moly! I’m jogging and I’m not dying!” “I had always been overweight, especially when I hit puberty,” remembers Jenifer. “My breasts d…Read More

  11. Karen P.

    Karen P. “Metamorphosis. I was a chubby caterpillar and now I am a sleek butterfly!” exclaims Karen. “The scale said 301. I have undergone 11 orthopedic surgeries and was diagnosed with MS. I was in a lot of pain and taking pain medication. I felt sorry for myself,” said Karen. Karen relates that the multiple orthopedic surgeries greatly contributed to her inactivity. When Karen was diagno…Read More

  12. Dieting vs. Mindful Eating

    What's the difference between dieting and mindful eating? Which one is better for weight loss? Dieting is basically regulating the food that is taken in - regulating what you can eat and how much you can eat. Diet plans are usually based on portions and content like carbs and fats for example. Mindful eating on the other hand is the practice of being in the moment while eating. No distractions, ju…Read More