Weight Loss Surgery
May 28, Tuesday 6:00 pm
Where: Courtyard Boston Woburn/Boston North Hotel
We encourage you to attend the live session but the Online Seminar is always open if you don't want to wait until the next live seminar
Support Group Meeting will be
held on June 26, Wednesday at 7:30 pm
following the Information Seminar.
TOPIC: To be announced...
In the meantime check the Online Support Forum for any issues.
Did you know?
Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy or VSG is now covered by most health insurance plans. The Weight Center at Commonwealth Surgical Associates has been offering Sleeve Gastrectomy since 2008.
2012 Top Doctors
Dr. Dennis Begos was recognized
In the December 2012 issue of Boston Magazine Dr. Begos was recognized as a Top Doctor in colorectal surgery. The 2012 list features a total of 645 physicians selected by their peers in 57 specialties.
How does the blood get up my legs against gravity?
Your leg veins contain one-way valves. Under normal conditions, these
valves allow blood to flow only “upwards” (from the toes towards the heart)
when your vein is squeezed by your muscles.
When you are in the upright position, the blood in your leg veins must work against gravity to return to your heart. When your leg muscles contract, the valves inside your veins open. When your legs relax, the valves close.
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A closed valve working correctly prevents blood from flowing in reverse, back down your legs. The entire mechanism of sending blood back to the heart is called the venous pump. Since superficial veins are not surrounded by muscles, they rely on gravity alone, so they drain best when your leg is elevated.