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Weight Loss Support Group Meeting Minutes

December 1, 2016 – Nutritional Deficiencies & Follow-up

Bariatric Support Group Date: December 1, 2016 Facilitator:  Dr Hassan Saradih Dr Saradih came to discuss nutritional deficiencies and the need for follow-up to prevent them  He began by explaining that we take in macronutrients and micronutrients in our diet The macronutrients are: Protein – body uses it for growth, and used for energy in

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November 19, 2016 – Small Group Meeting

Bariatric Support Group Date: November 19, 2016 Facilitator:  Laura Hernandez, RD, LD Chris shared information that she and Laura received at the annual meeting of the ASMBS and TOS (American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and The Obesity Society)  There is an enormous amount of research going on around the world regarding the metabolic

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October 20, 2016 – Small Group Discussions

Bariatric Support Group Date: October 20, 2016 Facilitator:  Chris Bovos, RN and Laura Hernandez, RD We had a small group of folks for support group, and Chris and Laura just made one circle and we had a great discussion among the group  We had patients who were only a couple of weeks out from surgery

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October 6, 2016 – Macro-nutrients & Regular Exercise Help Maximize Post-Surgery Weight Loss

Bariatric Support Group Date: October 6, 2016 Facilitator:  Whitney Venegoni, NP and Dr Saradih  Whitney, the Nurse Practitioner for Dr Saradih, began with a short presentation on the 3 main macronutrients the body needs to remain healthy – Proteins, Carbohydrates and Lipids (Fats)  She started with protein, which is always stressed  She talked about how

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September 17, 2016 – Small Groups & Pumpkin Pudding

Bariatric Support Group Date: September 17, 2016 Facilitator:  Laura Hernandez, MBA, RD, LD As we move into fall, Laura wanted to share a pureed pumpkin pudding that patients can make when they start the pureed foods in their post-operative diet progression  It does not contain sugar so is something any of our patients can make 

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September 1, 2016 – Music Therapy for Stress Control

Bariatric Support Group Date: September 1, 2016 Facilitator:  Janalea Hoffman, Music Therapist   Janalea Hoffman has been providing music therapy at Shawnee Mission Medical Center for 12 years, and works with oncology patients, surgical patients, and patients experiencing pain or stress  She spoke about how music can be used therapeutically and for recreation, and there

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August 18, 2016 – Changing Habits

Dr Sabapathy discussed changing habits with the group He used the acronym CARE to explain the change process C – Concern: first we have a concern about something that makes us want to make a change For our patients it is usually a concern about their health This starts the process A – Awareness: Becoming

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August 4, 2016 – Food & Family / Eating Disorders after Surgery

How Family and Friends Affect Bariatric Surgery Success A great support system is critical to the long-term success of a post-operative bariatric surgery patient Part of a patient’s responsibility, starting even before surgery, is to plan for and create the support structure that will help them reach their weight loss goals Support and motivation from

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July 23, 2016 – Anti-inflammatory Foods

Bariatric Support Group Date: July 23, 2016 Facilitator:  Laura Hernandez, MBA, RD, LD  A large percentage of our patients take or have taken NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like Advil and Aleve for inflammation in their joints  When you have surgery, those are no longer an option except on a very rare occasion or with approval

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June 2, 2016 – Hair Loss

Bariatric Support Group Date: June 2, 2106 / Facilitator: Chris Bovos, RN, CBN / Chris reviewed how hair grows, why you go through a period of hair thinning about 3 – 4 months after surgery, and what things you can do if it doesn’t start growing back after that happens All hair goes through 3

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