Dr. Laurence Green

Bariatrics
Augusta, GA
40 years experience male

Locations

Medical Weight Loss Center of Augusta

Augusta, GA

Address

1203-B George C. Wilson Drive, Augusta, GA
Directions

Fax

7062101844

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Specialties
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Bariatrics

Languages spoken

English

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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Immediately: The same day you take it with food. Careful with the total fat you eat when you take this medicine.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Probaly not: There have been some concerns of liver injury, but not conclusive, as far as i know. I would not use this medicine long term.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Depends: A fad diet is one that usually eliminates one or more essential foods or nutrients rom your diet: like the "cabbage soup" diet, and cannot be sustaine... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
No: Phentermine is the actual ingredient in all of those products. But, depending how it is combined or put together it can be long acting or more slowly... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Not recommended: Orlistat is to be taken at or before meals as an aid to block some fat absorption. If you're not eating, the mechanism of action for orlistat will not... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Many things: A very low calorie is defined as less than 800 calorie a day. The first thing will be a slowing of your metabolism. Secondly, if you restrict your car... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Calories< than u use: Same thing as a calorie deficit diet to lose weight. If your metabolic rate is 2000 calories in 24 hours including exercise, activities of daily livin... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Yes: Orlistat simply will block some dietary fat you consume. Not sure what "fat burners" your referring to. I really don't know of any over-the -counter ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Yes: But be careful with the total fat at each meal due to bad gastrointestinal side effects. I would not recommend this be taken long term. Some have impl... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Depends upon you BMI: You acceptable and healthy weight gain during pregnancy is determined by your body mass index (bmi) at the start of your pregnancy. It may be as littl... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Depends: Depends upon you unique genetics. But, in general, get enough lean whey protein to support your weight (resistance) training, decrease sugar and refin... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Normal by BMI?: You need to continue with the changes in your eating behavior that you have hopefully made, and continue with your exercise (?3-4 week rest). Weight m... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Yes: Your blood pressure needs to be followed. Phentermine typically does not elevate blood pressure. There is a lot of data on this from the american soci... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Fat vs Muscle: Losing weight can mean different things to different people. I prefer to call it changing your body composition. That is to say gaining more lean tiss... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Food or Meds: Certain foods are natures appetite suppressant. Lean protein is know to suppress appetite more effectively than refined carbs and sugar. Of course, th... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Tricky question: How much excess body fat do you have. 10% could be a lot of fat or a little depending upon your total pounds of body fat. In general, a pound of body... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Very common: Metabolic syndrome is defined by having a certain number of medical signs: hypertension, increased waist (>35" for females, >40" for males) blo... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Who knows: I's impossible to predict with any degree of certainty how quickly you'll lose body fat. Too many variables. But, i can tell you that 1 and 1/2 to 2 p... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Be: Be sure to see an experiencedexpert and don't be afraid to get a second opinion. Ask questions.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Be: Be sure to take a good multivitamin if you are 100% vegan.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Don't "stop" eating: If you stop eating (fast) or don't eat enough of the the right types of foods, your weight loss will slow os vanish. Successful weight loss usually ta... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Terrific!: You need to be sure to get enough lean protein daily and reduce your sugar intake, including white, starchy carbohydrates. A weight loss physician can... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Many things: We all need body fat. It serves many good functions. But excess body implies more that you need for normal body functions, and can have many negative ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
? your ?: Don't know exactly what you are asking. What you eat has a profound effect on many things. Healing injuries can heal faster and better if you are well... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
An enzyme: Orlistat is a lipase inhibitor. This enzyme (lipase) prevents the fat that you eat from being broken down into an absorbable form. So the fat never ge... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Orlistat (xenical): The only fda approved fat blocker is orlistat. I would avoid over-the-counter products that make some unproven claims.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Not good: A crash diet implies a radical change in the way your currently eating in order to lose weight . Usually a radical reduction in calorie intake. Can be... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
No problem: L-carnitine or acetyl l-carnitine may help with fat metabolism. Orlistat (xenical) can block absorption of up to 30% of you ingested fat. Be careful r... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Fatty fish: The best and healthiest fish are "fatty fish". They have the good fat that is healthy for you. Salmon, tuna, sardines are good choices. I like talapia... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Enough protein: You need to focus on geting enough good quality protein. Whey protein supports muscle growth the best. You can supplement your real food protein with ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Don't keep around: First of all, don't bring it home and avoid places with temptations for the most part. This can be a slow frustrating process, but what is the alterna... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Probably Not: At 17, most females should have reached maximum height. A simple long bone x-ray can evaluate the growth plates, but i would not recommend it. If ther... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Careful with sugar: Don't eat much simple sugar or white, refined carbohydrates. No specific food can directly burn belly fat, that i know of, despite the claims that are... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Yes: Reflux is definitely related to your hernia which usually can be controlled with medication (many choices). In resistant cases surgery is required. De... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Typically not: There are some diet medications that are prescription only. They usually don't make you sleepy, but some people can have this effect. It is unusual. I... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Depends: Depends upon your goal weight and activity level. As a rough estimate add a zero to your current goal weight and that is approximately the number of c... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Yes: Your risks are higher with your family history, but not carved in stone. Like the other answer said, control your risks with appropriate behaviors. He... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
It depends: If you have been taking this beta blocker for any length of time you definitely need to taper. If you have angina be especially careful and consult wi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Depends: Depends upon how low and if you are consuming enough lean protein. A very low calorie diet is <800 calories a day, and needs to be more closely mon... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
No: Xenical only blocks some of the fat you ingest, nothing more.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
No: You can have fatty stools with some diets and some disease processes. You don't actually remove fat, you just never absorb it in the intestines, and t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Yes: Only if portion controlled. I would get more of a variety at breakfast, to include more lean protein and some lean dairy. Careful with the refined, wh... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
No: There is really no good reason to have low energy on a 'low carb' diet if your getting enough calories. I f you are on a protein sparing modified fast... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Your BMI is 22: Your bmi is great, but your body fat may be just a couple of points high, age adjusted. It depends upon how your fat is distributed. If around the wai... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
No: You stopped growing long ago. Good quality protein supports tissue growth and repair. Of course you need good health fats and carbohydrates in your di... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Careful w/sugar: I don't believe in overly restrictive or strict diets. It's unreasonable to think you'll give up sweets completely. But don't give in to every small s... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
A couple: Losing 10 pounds is better than gaining! what percent of your weight does this represent and did you lose mostly fat and not muscle? Sometimes prevent... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Waste of money: I've seen a lot of patients that had no results with lipozene. They use, as most tv ads for weight loss products, very clever, but deceptive ads. As a... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
Doesn't work: Many good studies show that the weight loss is due to the very low calories, not the hcg. Claims for HCG weight loss are overstated.The fda has found ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
40 years experience
I'm not surprised! : Witn each pound you gain, the risk of degenerative arthritis (DJD) increases by 2%. If your pain persists or gets worse after conservative measures su... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Green is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Green is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Any deit plan you think i should do which will help me in loss weight.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks for giving me this better example of what I should be doing
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks. I was advised not to exercise for 2 weeks but I did.

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Augusta Region, GA - Summer
2013
Top Bariatrician , Second Place, National - Summer
2013
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