The bariatric and general surgeon acted as an expert consultant on the first in a trilogy of informative new articles about issues surrounding bariatric surgery.
BROWNSVILLE, TX / ACCESSWIRE / September 3, 2021 / It is with great enthusiasm that bariatric and general surgeon Dr. Carlos Barba announces that he has lent his services as a special medical consultant to the first of three new articles that deal with important issues concerning weight loss surgery. The article, which is entitled Avoiding Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery: Dr. Carlos A. Barba Shares Helpful Tips, debuted on July 30, 2021. It was published by an online periodical that concentrates on a wide variety of matters, including health and wellness.
Early on in the article, Dr. Barba informs readers that certain foods will be totally off-limits to a patient until fully recovered from gastric bypass surgery. Among these are stringy meats and vegetables, fresh bread, fruit and vegetable skins, and any products featuring lactose or coconut. "Such food items may upset the recovering gastric area, so avoid these to prevent complications that may slow down the permanent goal of weight loss," he writes.
Additionally, instead of eating fatty and carbohydrate-rich foods, Dr. Carlos Barba recommends that recipients of bariatric surgery focus on lean protein intake in order to keep from gaining weight back. "Many cases of weight gain are due to the intake of ‘empty calories' or calorie-dense foods that do not help in satiety. As a result, people tend to eat more without feeling full, resulting in weight gain," he states, going on to suggest alternate sources like "tofu, tempeh, edamame, and peas are all satisfying sources of lean protein along with other micronutrients found in plants."
The full text of the article can be found here.
For those curious to learn more about Dr. Carlos Barba, his blog posts, press clippings, and a trove of other multimedia content relating to him can be found on his personal website. Anyone interested in booking an appointment to consult with Dr. Barba regarding medical issues or to read news and updates relating to his practice is encouraged to visit his professional website.
About Dr. Carlos Barba:
Dr. Carlos Barba is a bariatric and general surgeon with medical practices in the towns of Brownsville and Harlingen, Texas. After graduating from the University of Montreal and the University of Pennsylvania, he finished his medical training by completing a fellowship in trauma and critical care. Upon moving to Hartford, Connecticut, Dr. Barba began performing bariatric surgery due to the high demand for it in the area coupled with the lack of local qualified surgeons in that specialty. He quickly became a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS), and in 2005, became involved in creating Connecticut's first ASMBS Center of Excellence. When Dr. Barba relocated to Texas in 2013, he created the first ASMBS Center of Excellence in the Rio Grande Valley, located in Cameron Country. To garner this designation, both the surgeon and the medical center in question have to meet the highest standards for patient care. These days, Dr. Carlos Barba spends about half his professional time on bariatric surgery and the other half on general surgery.
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