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In working with our gastric bypass patients, The Bariatric Center of Kansas City has learned a few things about the weight loss journey. We know that obesity is not just a struggle with food. Those who struggle with obesity also struggle with physical activity. Exercise is difficult because most people today lead very sedentary lifestyles.  Lack of exercise and movement counts as a major risk factor for chronic illnesses such…

After Gastric Bypass or Gastric Sleeve Surgery – Exercise IS Vital!'s Story »

 

The Bariatric Center of Kansas City Bariatric Bypass Comfort caught emotionally eating

Making good choices about food is important for everyone, not just those that have undergone gastric bypass. Our population is obsessed with dieting with thousands of books, websites, products and programs dedicated to healthy eating, portion control, food limiting, and making better food choices. The Bariatric Center of Kansas City has been working with gastric bypass patients for years on post-bypass eating. All too often we find that addressing why…

After Gastric Bypass – HALT Emotional Eating'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 »

 

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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…

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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 »

 

  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 »