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Gallstones & Pregnancy

Women can and do develop gallstones and gallbladder symptoms during pregnancy. Management of the gallbladder is somewhat complicated by pregnancy. Management options are discussed in detail.
Jan 17th, 2024

What Does the Size of Your Gallstone Mean?

Gallstones are very common in the general population and gallbladder surgery is one of the most frequently performed general surgical procedures in the United States.
Aug 8th, 2017

Eating Well on the Road

One of the hardest things to do – bariatric patient or not – is to maintain proper diet and exercise when you take a trip either for business or pleasure.
May 2nd, 2014

How to Choose a Weight Loss Surgeon

One of the most important decisions that a prospective bariatric patient can make, is choosing which weight loss surgeon is best for them.
Apr 23rd, 2014

The Usefulness of BMI

The Body Mass Index, commonly referred to as the BMI, is probably the quickest and easiest determinant of whether or not a patient may qualify for weight loss surgery.
Apr 5th, 2014

Robotic General Surgery

As part of our dedication to advancement in the surgical field, Dr. Lublin now offers patients the option to undergo robotically assisted general surgery procedures – specifically the gallbladder removal or cholecystectomy.
Sep 16th, 2013

Expectations for Weight Loss

Whenever we embark on a new weight loss journey we set a magic number – an expectation of where we should be once the pounds are shed.
Jul 8th, 2013

Eating Healthy On the Road

Eating healthily day in day out after bariatric surgery is no easy task. Keeping healthy dietary choices intact while on the road is even harder.
Jun 21st, 2013

Now Performing the Sleeve Gastrectomy

The gastric sleeve, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is one of the most popular bariatric surgery procedures currently being performed in the United States.
Jun 5th, 2013

Weight Related Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common conditions affecting those of advanced age and is often exacerbated in those suffering from excess weight and obesity.
May 22nd, 2013

Mitigating Pain After Surgery

Any surgical procedure, minimally invasive or open, simple or complex will come with a degree of pain afterwards.
Mar 18th, 2013

Apps for Weight Loss

Most of us have smart phones these days and while they have become somewhat of a distraction or convenience – depending on how you look at it – they can also be extremely useful in our weight loss goals after surgery.
Nov 25th, 2012

Gastric Band Adjustments

When the gastric band is placed around the upper part of the stomach, it is connected by soft, thin tubing to what is called an injection port.
Oct 26th, 2012

Early Detection is Critical

Early detection is a critical part of surgical success whether it is a hernia, breast cancer, gallbladder problems or any other issue requiring surgical treatment.
Oct 12th, 2012

Is Surgery Safe?

Naturally, one of the most significant concerns, both from a patient and their families alike, is the safety of any surgical procedure.
Sep 28th, 2012

Obesity Related Joint Pain

A very common side effect of obesity and excess weight is joint pain as a result of osteoarthritis.
Aug 23rd, 2012

Gastric Sleeve and Hunger

The gastric sleeve, also known as the sleeve gastrectomy, is rapidly becoming one of the most popular weight loss surgery procedures available in the United States today.
Aug 11th, 2012

The Importance of Your First Consultation

There is no doubt that the first consultation is a fact finding mission, but it is also the very first impression that you will have of the surgical practice and that your surgeon will have of you.
Aug 8th, 2012

Weight Loss Surgery Goals

One of the most important parts of a successful post-bariatric surgery life is setting achievable goals. Goals are a part of our everyday lives and affect just about every facet of our lifestyles.
Jul 24th, 2012

Pain after Surgery

No matter how minimally invasive or minor the surgical procedure, there will always be a degree of pain once the procedure is over and the anesthesia has worn off.
Jul 11th, 2012

Preparing for Surgery

Depending on the surgery being performed, there may be plenty of time to prepare for your surgery.
Jun 22nd, 2012

Paying for Surgery

A common concern among our surgical patients is the question of paying for surgery.
Jun 11th, 2012

Head Hunger

Do you know the difference between real hunger and head hunger? Many weight loss surgery patients have a hard time distinguishing the difference, even after surgery.
May 12th, 2012

Choosing an Abdominal / General Surgeon

Unfortunately, we don’t always have a choice when it comes to having surgery. However, we do have the choice of which surgeon to choose – and it is an important one.
May 7th, 2012

Recovering after Abdominal Surgery

Whether it is a hernia repair, appendectomy or bariatric procedure, your recovery after surgery may set the stage for the eventual success of the procedure.
Apr 30th, 2012

Moderation after Bariatric Surgery

When it comes to healthy eating, moderation is the key! Healthy eating is not about strict diets and depriving yourself of the foods you love.
Apr 22nd, 2012


Dr. Lublin is now performing his laparoscopic hernias through a single – less than 1 inch – incision in the belly button
Apr 11th, 2012

Weight Loss Surgery Vitamins

Due to the significant changes that your body will experience after weight loss surgery, most especially the restriction or malabsorption of calories or nutrients, you will need to supplement your diet with vitamins and minerals.
Mar 12th, 2012

Don’t Take Hernias Lightly

Hernias should not be taken lightly. While many hernias can be small and not cause symptoms, hernias usually will enlarge or cause symptoms in the future.
Mar 6th, 2012