A Guide to Weight Loss Surgery in Los Angeles

When you try to lose weight and fail, or succeed in shedding some pounds for a little while only to gain the weight back, you can get frustrated. Although it’s easy to blame yourself for not losing weight, the truth is that weight loss – and maintaining that weight loss – is a substantial challenge […]

A Guide to Bariatric Surgery in Los Angeles

For many people, the day they had bariatric surgery is a day that changed their lives. Bariatric surgery patients often lose a substantial amount of weight, see improvements from obesity-related health conditions, and are able to do activities they have not done for years. Many of these patients find that their weight loss and improved […]

Does Aetna Cover Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

One of the principal concerns of many patients who are considering using Aetna health insurance to cover their gastric sleeve surgery is whether they will meet the necessary requirements of their plan. At West Medical, as the premier weight loss surgery provider in southern California, we happily work with all PPO insurance plans, as long […]

Does UnitedHealthcare Cover Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Many of the patients who come to us at West Medical to have a bariatric procedure are considering using their UnitedHealthcare insurance to cover their gastric sleeve surgery. One of their main concerns is often whether they will meet the necessary requirements of their plan. West Medical is the premier weight loss surgery provider in […]

7 Foods to Avoid after Weight Loss Surgery

When you have weight loss surgery, this does not mean you will automatically lose a significant amount of weight. Bariatric operations are powerful tools that enable people to take their hard work and commitment to lifestyle changes and turn those into results. However, you also need to be mindful of what you eat to maximize […]

How Often Should I Weigh Myself?

Many people trying to lose weight feel stress about stepping on the scale and often find themselves asking the question, “How often should you weigh yourself?” When the numbers drop, it’s easy to feel pride at the proof that you have “succeeded.” However, when the numbers rise or plateau, it’s easy to feel frustrated and […]

What Is the Set Point Theory in Relation to Weight Loss?

Losing and maintaining your weight can sometimes be a challenge. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) over 42 percent[1] of adults and 18.2 percent of children in the US are classed as obese. Your weight can be determined by a number of different factors including: Weight also depends on the amount of energy […]

Five Ways to Tighten Your Skin after Weight Loss

One of the issues weight loss patients in Los Angeles can sometimes experience is loose skin. Excess skin after weight loss can be a challenge and we are here to support you and provide solutions. The longer you have been overweight or obese, the looser your skin will be after weight loss due to elastin […]

Varicose Veins: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Varicose veins are very common and can often be painful and cause discomfort. It is estimated around 20 percent of all adults will develop varicose veins in their lives, with women more likely to experience the condition than men. Here we look at the causes and symptoms associated with varicose veins, as well as surgical and non-surgical […]

Guide to Finding the Best Vein Treatment in Los Angeles

When you struggle with spider veins, varicose veins, or other venous issues, finding proper treatment is essential. This guide will teach you how to find the best vein treatment in Los Angeles. Key Points Introduction Painful varicose veins, unsightly spider veins, and venous disease can be resolved with treatment from a qualified vein clinic. Learn […]