1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Achieving Goals: Start Small & Succeed!

    It's the third week of 2019 and it's the third week we're fulfilling our New Year's resolutions! Totally forgot about it? Yup, that's normal, especially with all the post-holiday cleaning and preparing to go back to our normal routines. But now that you remember, it's a good time to re-start! You might get anxious looking at your list but don't stress yourself out about it. Start small. If you su…Read More

  10. Fulfill Your Well-Being New Year’s Resolution

    Our next Support Group is TONIGHT! Wednesday, January 2 and the topic is Your Fitness Journey presented by Anthony Baynard of Body Renew. Support groups are FREE and open to everyone! The meeting will be from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM in the Willow Room (adjacent to the cafeteria) at Providence Hospital. Click here to register! Bet you have a New Year's Resolution! It's a new year, a new beginning…Read More

  11. Don’t Stress Out Over The Holidays!!

    The holidays are here again and it's the season of fun and merriment. It's also the season of parties, reunions, preparations and clean-ups. There's a lot to do during this time of the year and it could get REALLLLLY overwhelming. Now, don't do that - don't stress over the holidays because stressing is just bad (best word to describe it). First of all, stress and weight-gain are best friends (b…Read More

  12. Want to get bariatric surgery but worried about the cost?

    Want to get bariatric surgery but worried about the cost? Don't worry just yet (worrying can add to your weight!). Try researching first. Do you really need surgery? Consulting with your family doctor or attending one of our free informational sessions are great places to start. If the answer is yes, research more on what procedure is recommended for you and the average cost of that procedure. Our…Read More