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  • Pumpkin Pudding

    Pumpkin Pudding

    For those lap band or gastric sleeve patients who are in the pureed food stage after their bariatric surgery, pudding can be a good choice of food to incorporate into their diet as it provides more vitamins, minerals, and protein than a gelatin product. This recipe could be incorporated easily into the pureed food stage […]

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  • Benefits of Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery: Reversibility

    Benefits of Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery: Reversibility

    In the second series on the benefits of lap band surgery we discuss reversibility. One benefit to adjustable gastric band surgery that is not seen with gastric sleeve or gastric bypass weight loss surgeries is that it is reversible. If you do not want to have the lap band anymore or if it medically needs […]

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  • Juicing Recipes After Weight Loss Surgery


    It is well known juicing can be healthy for various health benefits including: antioxidant use, vitamin intake, hydration and fiber intake. Various juicing recipes are available in weight loss surgery cookbooks, weight loss surgery forums and weight loss surgery websites. Weight loss surgery primarily consists of three procedures the lap band or gastric band procedure; […]

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  • Tighter Skin for a Slender New You


    Dr. Shillingford has spent close to a decade working with patients struggling with weight from all over Florida and the surrounding vicinity. While many patients are locals from Aventura, Hialeah, South Beach, and Fort Lauderdale, some travel to his South Florida office in Boca Raton from Central Florida (Orlando, Lakeland, Ocala) and the West Coast […]

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  • Biking A1A


    The months between January and May attract tourists from all around the country and the world to Florida every year. Families flock to Disney World in Orlando, retirees vacation in Fort Lauderdale, the Palm Beach, and Miami, and hundreds of young people spend their spring break along the sandy beaches of Tampa Bay, Naples, and […]

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  • Supplements for Digestive Health


    Surgical weight loss procedures including the Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Lap-Band, and Gastric Bypass represent an opportunity to lead longer, happier, healthier, lives not otherwise possible for people who have a long history of obesity. This gift has been the motivation driving Dr. Shillingford’s rapidly growing bariatric surgery practice which continually serves individuals from Naples, […]

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  • Roasted Eggplant & Feta Dip


    This healthy dip gets a spicy kick from a fresh and dried pepper, without adding unnecessary sodium or fat to support your weight loss goals. Feta cheese provides the protein, olive oil provides the healthy fat, and the eggplant itself is great for skin health. Serve as a side, with toasted pita, or as healthy […]

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  • Spas and Weight Loss


    The secret to feeling your best may not always come from a doctor’s office. Healthcare providers, researchers, and patients are accustomed to the idea of treating diseases with the mentality of only when it’s broke, fix it. Ask yourself whether you would rather pay for a new automobile engine or simply perform a scheduled oil […]

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  • Gastric Sleeve Recipes


    Autumn Mixed Greens Salad 6 tsp fruit-sweetened dried cranberries 1/4 cup brown rice syrup Zest and juice of 1 orange 2 tsp Dijon mustard Pinch cayenne pepper 6 cups mixed salad greens 1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted 2 crisp apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch dice   Fall Harvest Vegetable Chowder 1 medium yellow […]

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  • Gallbladder Surgery


    The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ located under the liver that stores and concentrates bile to help digest fat. Gallbladder disease includes inflammation, infection, or blockage (obstruction) of the gallbladder. The most common blockage is a gallstone. Gallstones are pebble-like and solid and can be as large as a golf ball or as small as […]

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