Category Archives: Aftercare

Does Bariatric Surgery Cut the Cost of Diabetes and Blood Pressure Medication?

October 25, 2019

Two of the most common comorbidities, or obesity related diseases, that we come across in our patients are type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Most of our patients will have been managing these conditions using drug therapy for years …

The Low-Down on Holiday Meals

October 7, 2019

Michele Lubin, MS, RD, CDN The holiday season is quickly approaching.  It starts with those Halloween “fun size” candy bar temptations, continues with the Thanksgiving Feast, carries on with the office and house parties through December, entices us with the …

Gastric Sleeve Post-op Diet Plan

September 24, 2019

When deciding if bariatric surgery is the right choice for you, it is natural to wonder what life after surgery will look like. A big part of that is what your diet will look like. For healthy, sustained weight loss, …

What Happens If I Don’t Take Vitamins?

September 10, 2019

When our patients start their weight loss surgery journey, we try to stress the importance and permanence of the commitment they are making. Not only does bariatric surgery permanently change your body, it is ultimately changing the way your gastrointestinal …

The Best Ways to Get Vitamin D After Bariatric Surgery

August 2, 2019

Vitamin D is an essential part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Without vitamin D, our bodies would not be able to properly absorb and process calcium to strengthen our bones. A deficiency in vitamin D, similar to a deficiency …

How To Make Healthy Habits Stick

May 29, 2019

By Barbara Brathwaite, RN, MSN The most important thing to remember in trying to maintain healthy habits is that you must allow your health and well being to come before anything else. All the other things will follow.   Assess …

Surviving Setbacks After Bariatric Surgery

April 22, 2019

By Barbara Brathwaite, RN, MSN All or nothing thinking:  “I am a total success in my meal plan or a total failure.” Black or white thinking:   “I ate those cookies so I may as well forget healthy eating.” Do it …

Food Safety Facts

April 7, 2019

By Elizabeth Schledorn RN, MSN, CNOR, CBN, CHHC After weight loss surgery, making conscious decisions about what types of foods you ingest is very important. The best way to accomplish this is to cook your own meals at home. Home-cooking …

Eating What You Want Within Reason

March 22, 2019

By Michele Lubin, MS, RD, CDN Think back to the time you were preparing for your weight loss surgery.  What were your expectations?   You must have heard from your doctor, nurse, dietitian, therapist or other patients that “this is only …

Exercise Outside of the Gym

February 27, 2019

By Elizabeth Schledorn RN, MSN, CNOR, CBN, CHHC While some of us have visions of walking into the gym in perfectly coordinated athletic gear, killing it in cardio class and weight training like a boss, others of us don’t remember …

The Winthrop Surgical Weight Loss Program offers bariatric surgery to those suffering from obesity in Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn and all of New York. Our three dedicated weight loss surgeons and staff provide safe and effective solutions to excess weight and morbid obesity.

Nassau County


700 Stewart Ave., Suite 200,
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: (516) 663-1430
Fax: (516) 222-2442
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Suffolk County


157 East Woodside Ave.
Patchogue, New York 11772
Phone: (631) 475-1900
Fax: (631) 475-1955
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