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A new study from the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) this year has confirmed that obese patients who undergo weight loss surgery in Kansas City (or elsewhere) before having knee replacement surgery fare better than those who do not. Why is Bariatric Surgery Beneficial Before Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery? The American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery’s (ASMBS) February newsletter, "Connect”, referenced the JBJS study in an article titled,…

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Bariatric Surgery And Fear Factors

Did you know that it’s common for people to fear bariatric surgery more than obesity? How can that be? We all know the toll obesity takes on a person’s physical and emotional health, so why would a surgical remedy as part of a comprehensive bariatric health program be considered by some to be less desirable than living with the many negative impacts of obesity in everyday life? In the February…

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Gastric Bypass Weight Loss Surgery

As part of our ongoing Kansas City weight loss series, we would like to share a little history for those interested in Kansas City Gastric Bypass procedures.   The following information was written by the Obesity Coverage group in an article titled, “The Experts Guide to Gastric Bypass”.  It provides an illustration of the evolution of the Gastric Bypass procedure since the first bypass performed in 1954.  We’ve come a long…

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Kansas City Weight Loss - Optimize Cortisol Levels

"Kansas City Weight Loss" Series - KC Bariatric dietitian, Laura Hernandez, has identified key information about optimizing cortisol levels from an important article written by Elizabeth Millard titled, "The Cortisol Curve". After Bariatric surgery, it is important to take care of your waistline. As part of our "Kansas City Weight Loss" series, we have come up with seven tips to keep Cortisol levels in check.Kansas City Weight Loss Tip #1 - Exercise Routine:…

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Bariatric Health Kansas City - ProjectAWARE

Almost 10 years ago, Tiffany Spudich, PharmD, wrote an article about Cortisol and Weight that is still relevant today (you can view the article here). After reading the article, we would like to summarize how it relates to our "Bariatric Health Kansas City" series.For some time, there has been a question about stress and weight. Does stress affect weight at all? Does it affect eating? Does it affect where the…

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Why does my hair fall out after Bariatric Surgery? A common fear and complaint of Kansas City Bariatric Surgery patients is hair loss after the operation. While our hair is an important part of our body image, it is not very important to our bodies. For this reason, nutrition can have a great impact on hair health because when forced to make a choice, the body will shift nutritional stores…

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The Bariatric Center of Kansas City is pleased to announce that our specially formulated “Journey” bariatric nutritional supplements are now available for online purchase!  Patients can select the large yellow “Journey Bariatric Supplements” button found in the middle of our website homepage to be redirected to the Journey online ordering site.  You will also find a Journey page tab at the top of our homepage and a Journey Logo at…

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kansas city exercise

Exercising in warmer spring and summer months is different from exercising in cooler months, for a number of reasons. At The Bariatric Center of Kansas City, we realize that losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight is a challenge for many people, and exercising is a critical element of achieving and maintaining a healthy, strong body. Spring has arrived, and the weather will continue to get warmer. Here are a…

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kansas city healthy snacks

Spring has arrived, which means many people will be making a bigger effort to lose weight or get into shape for those "skimpier" wardrobe selections such as shorts, tank tops, bathing suits, etc. Whether you have had weight loss surgery, lost a few pounds on your own (or are working at it as you read this), or are in good shape and want to stay that way, we have a…

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weight loss kansas city

Obesity is a huge problem not only in Kansas City, but across the nation and around the world. At The Bariatric Center of Kansas City, we understand that weight loss surgery not only improves your health and sense of well being, but improves your life overall. Slim people are not only healthier, but more confident, active, and looked upon by friends, employers, and others in a more positive light. There…

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