Blog Archive

The Advantages of Reversible Bariatric Surgery (gastric plication) May 12th, 2020

We don’t need to tell you that losing weight is an incredibly difficult journey, which is why many people turn to bariatric surgery to finally gain the upper hand on their weight problems. While effective, most of these types of surgeries permanently change your digestive system or require further procedures...

What Is a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy? Apr 9th, 2020

You’ve tried to lose weight, only to watch the numbers on the scale head right back up, leaving you terribly frustrated. If diet and exercise are falling short, we offer several surgical options that help you shed the weight and regain your health. At Weight Loss Institute of Arizona, our...

Considering Gastric Bypass? Here Are the Options Mar 12th, 2020

If you suffer from obesity, losing weight can seem like an insurmountable hurdle. Thanks to innovative bariatric surgical procedures, we can give you the jumpstart you need for meaningful and lasting weight loss, allowing you to lead a healthier life. Of the many options, gastric bypass ranks among the most...

Have You Heard About the Obalon® Balloon System's Nonsurgical Approach to Weight Loss? Feb 5th, 2020

The struggle to lose weight is a frustrating one that takes an enormous amount of will and commitment. But instead of going it alone, why not get a leg up and kick-start your weight loss with far less struggle?  There are many ways we can help with weight loss through...

Am I a Candidate for Weight-Loss Surgery? Jan 1st, 2020

If you’re reading this, it likely means that you’re very familiar with the struggle to rein in your weight. You’ve also likely tried everything, from fad diets to good old-fashioned exercise. But if your weight still isn’t under control, it may be time to consider a more aggressive solution —...

The Benefits of Dietary Counseling Before Surgery Dec 1st, 2019

The battle to lose weight can be incredibly difficult, as we’re sure you know. If you’ve opted for bariatric surgery with us, that’s a wonderful step in the right direction. While this type of surgery is very effective, it shouldn’t be considered a magic bullet. There’s still work to do...

What's a Duodenal Switch and How Can It Help Me Lose Weight? Nov 1st, 2019

Approximately 1 in 3 Americans are considered obese, with a body mass index (BMI) over 30, and nearly 8% of Americans have extreme obesity, with BMIs that measure 40 or higher. The health risks that come from being morbidly obese are extremely serious, as we’re sure you’ve heard from your...

A Case for Losing Weight: The Link Between Obesity and Diabetes Oct 1st, 2019

The numbers surrounding diabetes and obesity are nothing short of eye-opening. Since the 1970s and 80s, global diabetes numbers have almost quadrupled and obesity numbers have tripled.  Bringing the statistics closer to home, it’s estimated that more than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes and another 84...

Understanding the Psychological Factors That Lead to Weight Gain Sep 1st, 2019

The propensity to carry extra pounds can be laid at many feet: fast food, physical health problems, and psychological factors. In fact, the role that your mental state plays in your weight is one that we cannot underscore enough. At the Weight Loss Institute of Arizona, we understand the enormous...

5 Unexpected Ways Losing Weight Changes Your Life Aug 1st, 2019

Losing weight is tough, and we understand that. But the rewards that lie on the other side of weight loss are well worth your efforts. In fact, there are some surprising benefits that you may not have considered. Here at Weight Loss Institute of Arizona, our goal is to give...

Understanding the Difference Between Dieting and Weight Management Jul 1st, 2019

The numbers surrounding regaining weight after dieting are disheartening, to say the least. For example, 13 of the 14 participants in a study on “The Biggest Loser” television show regained 66% of the weight they lost, and four were heavier than before the show.  And this is but one example...

Here's Why Dietary Counseling Is Crucial for a Successful Weight Loss Surgery Jun 1st, 2019

If you’re tired of the physical, social, and emotional burdens that come with being overweight or obese, bariatric surgery is a great first step in the right direction. The push that these types of surgeries provide in breaking down your weight-loss hurdles is invaluable, but you still need to play...

Life After Weight Loss Surgery: How to Retain Your Results May 9th, 2019

There are several different weight loss surgeries, and the kind of surgery you have will determine your specific follow-up and the best way for you to maintain your results. Of course, healthy eating, exercising, and keeping yourself physically and mentally well are all key. Regular follow ups and a strong...

How To Choose the Best Bariatric Surgery For Your Lifestyle and Weight Loss Goals Apr 7th, 2019

You’ve tried everything — diets, gym memberships, the latest superfoods, and the “miracle” shakes and pills — yet you’re still tipping the scales into unhealthy territory. If you’re among the one-third of the population in the United States that’s considered obese, bariatric surgery offers a ray of hope. This type...

Top Habits of Successful Gastric Sleeve Patients Mar 8th, 2019

When obesity is aggravating chronic health conditions and threatens your health — and possibly your life — weight-loss surgery can be a savoir. Gastric sleeve surgery is the most commonly performed weight-loss surgery in the United States, and the team at Weight Loss Institute of Arizona often recommends it when...

Weight Loss Institute of Arizona January 2019 Support Group Feb 12th, 2019

WLIA January 2019 support group led by our Registered Dietitian, Michael Murphy, RD. Our monthly support groups are always broadcast online on Facebook live in our private Facebook group. Once you join our program, you will have access to all of our past support group videos.

We’re Barely Using the Best Tool We Have to Fight Obesity Feb 6th, 2019

Over the past 20 years, the global numbers concerning weight have shifted toward an alarming direction. Namely, more people are at risk of serious health issues, and even death, because of overeating than from not having enough to eat. To say that the obesity problem in the U.S. is significant...

5 Tips to Help You Prepare for Bariatric Surgery Jan 15th, 2019

You’ve struggled to lose weight and keep it off most of your adult life and you’ve decided to take a positive step toward reclaiming your health. Maybe you’ve already consulted with your surgeon, and you’re ready for bariatric surgery. In addition to undergoing surgery, this whole experience is a major...

Weight Loss Institute of Arizona Patient and Friends Cycling Party Dec 21st, 2018

Cyclebar Raintree Ranch was nice enough to host our Weight Loss Institute of Arizona patient and friends cycling party on December 12th. We had a blast! If you have had weight-loss surgery this is a great exercise option to look into.

Landmark Study Highlights Long-Term Success of Weight-Loss Surgery Dec 13th, 2018

It sounds so easy — eat less, move more, and the excess pounds will disappear. For many people, though, it isn't so simple. Fortunately, there are other options to help you reach your goals. At the Weight Loss Institute of Arizona, our team of highly trained surgeons understands the dangers...

Welcome to Our New Blog! Nov 19th, 2018

Welcome to Weight Loss Institute of Arizona. We excited to showcase our new website and blog. More information to come...