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 goals for yourself in the new year, Anchorage Bariatrics wants you to know that we are here for you before, during, and after your weight loss journey. Our website,, is packed with helpful information that can assist you along the way. Here are some highlights you can find on our website:

  • Procedures

    • Get an overview of the bariatric surgical procedures that we offer.
    • Explore our non-surgical procedures.
  • Support

    • Did you know that twice a month we offer support group meetings? (see below for more information)
    • Dietician
    • Psychology
  • Success Stories

    • Real people sharing their journey.
    • Before and after photos documenting the progress.
    • Inspiring and encouraging, with advice from patients who have been through it.
  • Blog Articles

    • Pages of information on various weight-loss related topics.
  • In the News

    • Videos and articles for you to keep up on the latest happenings.
  • Our Team

    • Get to know our team members a little better.
Don’t worry if you didn’t make any resolutions, every new day is another chance to change your life.
“It’s going to be a journey. It’s not a sprint to get in shape.”

― Kerri Walsh Jennings

What are Comorbid Conditions?

A comorbid health condition is any health problem that commonly develops in association with another concern. Obesity has a high rate of comorbid conditions due to the drastic effect excess weight has on the body. Some common obesity-related diseases include:

  • Type-2 diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke
  • High cholesterol
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Liver disease
  • Cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Mood disorders, including enhanced risk of anxiety and depression

There are other health concerns that being overweight can also put you at risk for. These include skin infections, ulcers, back pain, and infertility.

Losing weight helps decrease the risk of developing these conditions as a result of living with obesity. Sometimes, these health conditions can be reversed by losing weight.

Click HERE to listen to Dr. Maryna Orin

discuss the comorbidity, sleep apnea.

Goals: Setting Yourself Up for Success the SMART Way

To have the best chance at success with your weight loss goals, make sure they meet the following criteria:

  • Specific – Put the details of what, how long, and when in your goal.
  • Measurable – Having a measurable goal will let you see how successful you are at meeting it.
  • Attainable – You need to have enough time and resources to achieve the goal.
  • Relevant – Make your goals meaningful to you and where you are currently.
  • Time-limited – Set a deadline according to the goal’s expectations.

Remember that setbacks are part of the process any time we try to make changes. Have a plan to overcome them so you can get back on course as quickly as possible. Also, take time to reassess and adjust your goals as needed.