Category Archives: Aftercare

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 your …

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 …

5 Reasons Women Should Train with Weights

February 14, 2019

Many women come to the office with frustrations of not accomplishing  successful weight loss goals through their daily exercise regimen. They understand that the key to achieve and maintain a healthy weight is by maintaining a lifestyle of healthy food …

The Bariatric Kitchen Makeover

January 28, 2019

Smart Substitutions that Satisfy!! by Antonia Pinckney, RD, CDE, RN The New Year is a time for many new beginnings. Why not start the season anew by “making over” your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer ? You’ve heard the guidelines before – …

The Quick Guide To Love Your Body

January 16, 2019

by Barbara Brathwaite, RN, MSN You’ve taken the big step and had weight loss surgery.  Now is the time to focus on the new “you” and the lifestyle changes required to support the new “you”. Three important steps in this …

Ways to Avoid Last Minute Choices

December 2, 2018

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail! Every weight loss sutrgery patient should adopt this statement as a mantra. Making choices on the run as you dash from work projects to afterschool soccer games to dinner reservations and …

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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