Bariatric Health

  What Happens When You Drink? We have all experienced the effects that come with drinking an alcoholic beverage or two.  Drinking alcohol can come with considerable costs also. Moderate amounts of alcohol can feel socially beneficial, but an excessive amount can cause a variety of negative consequences. Impaired judgement from excessive alcohol can cause people to over-consume empty calories and perhaps drive when they shouldn’t. It is important to…

Alcohol Consumption after Bariatric Surgery's Story »

 

Facilitated by:  Kari McKeown, RPT  and Barb Cashman, RPT Our two new physical therapists in the office were introduced and they spoke briefly about how they would be meeting with all patients pre-operatively to do a physical evaluation of mobility and making recommendations for activity that can be started prior to surgery.  Kari shared the information from an article that states “Sitting is the New Smoking,” and how we spend…

November 7, 2017 – Setting & Meeting Activity Goals's Story »

 

The Bariatric Center of Kansas City Physical Therapy Weight Loss

Physical therapy plays an important role in your bariatric weight loss experience.  Physical therapists work with you during various points of your journey, both prior to and often after surgery.  They offer a pre-operative evaluation to start you on an exercise program appropriate to your level of function, activity level and/or mobility constraints.  They also provide post-operative care to address weight loss changes to your body, orthopedic problems and to…

Physical Therapy Benefits Your Bariatric Weight Loss Journey!'s Story »

 

Facilitators: Laura Hernandez, RD & Anne Epp, RD [caption id="attachment_3454" align="alignright" width="300"]                 Bariatric Apple Pie Protein Bars[/caption] Laura and Anne, our new dietitian, made some no-bake bariatric Apple Pie Protein Bars.  The recipe is below.  Everyone got to try them, and discussed ways that the recipe can be modified for individual tastes.  One 1” square of the bars contained 38 calories, 1.9…

October 19, 2017 – Making Seasonal Protein Bars's Story »

 

Bariatric Center of Kansas City

From Left to Right: Dr. Brice Hamilton, Dr. Aaron Lloyd, Dr. Billy Helmuth, Dr. Stanley Hoehn & Dr. Kelvin Higa   Bariatric Center of Kansas City surgeons Stanley Hoehn and Brice Hamilton recently participated as faculty members for the course Enhancing the Bariatric Patient Experience, presented by the Johnson & Johnson Institute September 15 and 16, 2017. The J & J Institute presents specialized programs to healthcare providers as part…

Bariatric Center of Kansas City Surgeons Participate in J & J Institute Program's Story »

 

The different components that the body is composed of are: Bones Organs Muscles Fat Along with water, these are what our bodies are made up of.  When we talk about your “fat free mass” we are talking about water, bones, organs and muscles.  Once you have finished growing, your bones and organs don’t grow anymore – they continue to weigh about the same throughout adulthood.  The two areas that you…

October 3, 2017 – Body Composition's Story »

 

  Facilitator:  Michelle Coker, PhD Dr. Coker is a clinical psychologist at the Bariatric Center if Kansas City, and sees patients both before and after surgery.  She defined cross addiction, or transfer addiction as it is sometimes called, as “…the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice that is psychologically or physically detrimental to your health and well-being.  The body and brain crave and adapt to the substance…

September 21, 2017 – Cross Addiction or Addiction Transfer's Story »

 

The Bariatric Center of Kansas City - weight loss sugar

  Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, recently published an article in Bariatric Times that provided helpful insights into the world of sugar (“When in Doubt, Just say ‘NO’ to All Sugars”) -.  Specifically, he cited a certain type of sugar, fructose (or fruit sugar), as being detrimental for all people, not just those actively seeking weight loss.  But for folks on a weight loss journey, it can be especially harmful…

Fructose & The Metabolic Impact of Sugar on Weight Loss and Body Function's Story »

 

Facilitator:  Chris Bovos, RN, CBN : Chris spoke about Willpower, which most of us wish we had more of, to stop us from making choices that turn out to be bad for us.  Since temptations never stop, it is important to understand that we can improve or strengthen our willpower. There has been a great deal of research regarding will power done by social workers and psychologists over the last…

September 5, 2017 – The Science Behind Willpower's Story »

 

  Iron deficiency anemia is the most common nutrient deficiency worldwide. Globally, this deficiency affects 9-16% of adult women (1). Iron deficiency occurs when the levels of hemoglobin carried by the red blood cells are decreased. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that helps to carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. When hemoglobin levels are low, this causes the heart to work harder in order to…

Iron Deficiency Anemia and Pica's Story »