Bariatric News

Rachelle is one of our patients who had a gastric sleeve surgery about 2 years ago.  She came to share her journey and her experience with walking 60 miles in 3 days only 3 months after surgery. Rachelle had a lap band placed elsewhere a number of years ago, and had problem with vomiting after eating for years.  She eventually came to us and had the band removed.  During the…

September 4th, 2018 – Rachelle Vigna’s Journey and the Susan G. Komen Event's Story »

 

Facilitator:  Chris Bovos, RN & Program Coordinator Had a small group today and continued with getting feedback on subjects patients want to hear more about, suggestions for making changes to support groups, and things patients need to know.  Some of the items patients would have liked to know at discharge are: Directions for taking omeprazole after surgery – you are to take 20 mg twice a day for 3 months.…

July 26, 2018 – Group Feedback & Suggestions's Story »

 

Facilitator:  Chris Bovos, RN, CBN This support group information is intended for patients who are at least 1 year out from surgery and have experienced weight regain. This information is not intended for patients who are still losing weight or are less than a year out from surgery and their weight loss is stalled – those patients need to make an appointment with the dietitians in the office to assist…

April 21, 2018 – Back on Track with a 5 Day Pouch “Re-set”'s Story »

 

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Childhood obesity has been a topic for some years now in the United States. Doctors and researchers have spent hours collecting and reviewing data on the effects of obesity in children. Despite efforts to get kids more active and to make healthier dietary choices, childhood obesity is on the rise. Also on the rise is cancer in young adults.  Some types of cancers, generally seen in people over 50, are…

Childhood Obesity Could Be Linked To Cancer in Young Adults's Story »

 

Facilitated by Chris Bovos, BSN, CBN 91% of hair is made of a structural protein called keratin, with the rest being trace vitamins and minerals and melanin for color. You are born with about 5 million hair follicles on your body and the average hair will grow about ½ an inch a month or 6 inches a year. There are 4 stages of hair growth: • Anagen stage – lasts…

March 22, 2018 – Hair Loss After Weight Loss Surgery's Story »

 

For many people, healthy eating is a chore. This is especially true for those who have gone through bariatric surgery and are adjusting to new eating habits. After surgery, monitoring what and how much you put in your body becomes critical to maintaining your weight loss goals. Making healthy eating choices  doesn't have to be a chore if you start with understanding food labels. Let's start with dispelling a few…

Healthy Eating: The Importance Of Understanding Food Labeling's Story »

 

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The Bariatric Center of Kansas City feels it important to share recent news published by The FDA with our bariatric weight loss patients.  On November 28, 2017 they published  the following alert about Biotin: “The FDA is alerting the public, health care providers, lab personnel, and lab test developers that biotin can significantly interfere with certain lab tests and cause incorrect test results.”  (Click here for FDA Post) The FDA has…

The Impact of Biotin for Bariatric Weight Loss Patients's Story »

 

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The most common questions I get in the sleep program have to do with the effects of weight loss and weight loss surgery in sleep apnea. I always respond with helping people understand Obstructive Sleep Apnea; what it is and why it occurs.  The definition for Obstructive Sleep Apnea is; “a cessation of breathing followed by a snore, then an oxygen desaturation.” That means - you stop breathing when you…

Will Weight Loss Surgery Cure My Sleep Apnea?'s Story »

 

  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 »

 

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 »