Hair Loss After Bariatric Surgery

hairbrush with hair spelling out "help"

Although hair loss can happen after bariatric surgery, it is not permanent, and your hair will grow back. But why does this happen, will it happen to me and what can I do to prevent it? It is impossible to predict who will experience hair loss after surgery. Whether you are aware of it or…

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Coffee After Bariatric Surgery

two bariatric patients enjoy coffee in their mugs after bariatric surgery

Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages around the world and many people start their day off with a morning cup of joe. Many of us aren’t quite the same without it! Coffee is an excellent source of antioxidants and has been proven to have many benefits related to mood, brain function, and even…

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Debbi’s Successful Weight loss Transformation

a before and after bariatric surgery photo of successful eldery patient debbi

Our patient Debbi is a very special lady and one of the winners of our photo contest! She put in a lot of hard work and she went from 324 lbs to 148lbs! We are so lucky to know her and have been a part of her weight loss story! Let’s hear it for Debbi!!!…

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Pete’s Successful Bariatric Journey

Pete Smith had a successful weight loss transformation with KC Bariatric

We had the pleasure of sitting down with one of our awe-inspiring patients Pete Smith and hearing about his bariatric journey! He has had a fantastic weight loss transformation and we loved learning more about his story and what got him to where he is today! “I’m coming up on my two-year surgery anniversary. I…

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How To Prepare For Your First 5K

two bariatric patients run a 5K in front of bright green field

Walking or running a 5K — 3.1 miles — can be a fun and rewarding experience, especially if it’s your first time. But even though this is the shortest distance for running races, it still requires adequate training and preparation. Depending on your level of fitness and your goal, the type of training plan you…

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Stevi’s Life Transformation!

When I was asked to write a story for The Bariatric Center of Kansas City patient success page, I jumped at the opportunity! I love telling the WORLD about how this surgery forever, positively changed my life!! I want to let you know- I used to be you. Obese and unhappy with my appearance and…

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person smiles during in-person support group at kc bariatric

It’s easy to just say “I’ll go online”, or “I don’t feel like going out”, etc.  BUT, let’s think about this for a second… IT’S TIME FOR A NEW WAY OF LIFE! Look at yourself. No, REALLY look in the mirror and evaluate. See that face? That’s the face of someone courageous enough to make…

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Dumping Syndrome

bariatric patient holding stomach while experiencing dumping syndrome

Dumping syndrome is a group of symptoms, such as diarrhea, nausea, and feeling light-headed or tired after a meal, that is caused by rapid gastric emptying. Rapid gastric emptying occurs when food, especially sugar, moves from your stomach into your small bowel too quickly.     Symptoms Most symptoms generally occur right after finishing a…

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woman who had weight loss surgery thinks to herself and struggles with "fat-brain"

Have you ever heard the term “Fat Brain”? Maybe you have heard another term that has a similar meaning. Although we don’t like the term, we hear it often, especially in the social media communities. So let’s talk openly about that for a minute. What does that term REALLY mean? You typically hear the term…

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