Last week, Drs. Justin Clark and Sean Lee, owners of Anchorage Bariatrics, became verified surgeons through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), the only nationwide accreditation and quality improvement program for metabolic and bariatric surgery.

Our doctors worked tirelessly alongside administrators and medical staff at Providence Alaska Medical Center to achieve a Bariatric Center of Excellence designation. What does this mean for you? You can rest assured that our commitment to providing and supporting quality improvement and patient safety efforts for metabolic and bariatric surgery patients is top-notch. As an accredited program, we have demonstrated that we meet the needs of our patients by providing multidisciplinary, high-quality, patient-centered care.

Read more about this exciting news in our press release here.

If you would like more information about how Anchorage Bariatrics can help you with a customized weight loss solution, would like to attend a free informational seminar, please call us at 907-644-THIN.

Sitting Stretches

Stretching is important for keeping your body limber and helping to prevent injury. It is important to stretch after exercise as a way to cool down and loosen up the muscles you just exerted. Here are a few tips for seated stretching which can be done any time of day.

  • Sit on the floor with the soles of your feet together and your knees out. Press gently on your knees with your hands, while keeping your spine straight.
  • Sitting on the floor with one leg straight in front of you, bring the foot of the other leg up to the knee of the straight leg. Hold that position while you bend forward from your hips toward the bent knee.
  • Sitting on the floor with both legs out in front of you in a V, lean forward from your hips as far as you can while keeping your back straight. Hold the position for 10 seconds and then relax. Repeat four times.

Tofu Health Benefits

Tofu is a great source of protein and contains isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine or better known as the eight amino acids (amino acids are essential because the body needs them but can’t produce them and can only be supplied by diet). It is a good source or iron and calcium. It promotes good cholesterol and blood pressure levels, reduces menopause symptoms, controls glucose and reduces appetite.