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5 Tips on Getting Active at Work

May 22, 2017 | Uncategorized

Not moving for long periods of time has continued to negatively impact our health and longevity. Even if you exercise for 30 minutes every day, it is still not enough to protect you from disease. Increased sitting has been linked to increased risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease. The goal is to move…

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TLC Offers Obalon Swallowable Gastric Balloon

January 10, 2017 | Uncategorized

We are excited offer the Obalon® Gastric Balloon System, the FIRST and ONLY swallowable gastric balloon approved by the FDA to kickstart healthy weight loss. Our team of weight loss experts will begin scheduling appointments for Obalon gastric balloons in January, 2017. Advantages of the Obalon 3-Balloon System Effective Weight Loss: The Obalon Balloon System…

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Introducing the Obalon® Balloon System

November 18, 2016 | Uncategorized

Texas Laparoscopic Consultants is excited to announce the addition of the Obalon Balloon System to our nonsurgical weight loss options. Rather than having to undergo a surgical procedure, patients can now lose weight though the nonsurgical Obalon swallowable gastric balloon. What Is the Obalon Balloon System? The Obalon Balloon System is an FDA approved nonsurgical…

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Dr. Yu Performs Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

November 09, 2016 | Uncategorized

At Texas Laparoscopic Consultants, we provide weight loss solutions tailored to the needs and goals of our patients, and we always strive to perform the most minimally invasive procedures possible while delivering safe and effective results. Therefore, we are thrilled to announce that Dr. Yu has performed our first Endoscopic Gastric Sleeve procedure at TLC….

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Julie’s Transformation

January 04, 2016 | Uncategorized

My name is Julie and I had the gastric sleeve weight loss surgery, in August of 2011. Like many, I tried to do it on my own with diet and exercise, however I was unsuccessful. Since my surgery I’ve lost 90 pounds and it has helped me become the athlete I’ve always wanted to be….

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Five Easy Exercise Tips to Start the New Year Off Right!

January 01, 2016 | Uncategorized

The beginning of the New Year is a great time to reflect on your fitness goals and make a commitment to a healthier lifestyle. Even if you aren’t one to proclaim a New Year’s resolution, you can still take advantage of the beginning of a new year as a fresh start and a chance for…

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Is Weight Loss Surgery the Easy Way Out?

December 28, 2015 | Uncategorized

Obesity is a disease that receives a great deal of stigma in our society, and people can be quick to judge weight loss surgery. Perhaps you have heard that having weight loss surgery is an “easy way out?” The people who perpetuate that myth may say that bariatric patients are weak-willed, or that they are…

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Recognizing Emotional Hunger and Fullness

October 27, 2015 | Uncategorized

One of the primary ways that weight loss surgery is successful is in helping to regulate our physical hunger and fullness. However, physical hunger is only one of the reasons that we eat. We also seek food when we are feeling emotional hunger; emotional hunger is more complicated than physical hunger, and emotional fullness is…

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