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January 8th, 2019 – 5K Running/Walking Information

Barb and Kari, the physical therapists at the Bariatric Center of KC, shared that we will be hosting a walk/run 5K to celebrate our patients. It is currently scheduled to be held here at Prairie Star on May 5th 2019, and all are welcome to come walk or run as little or as much as you […]

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December 4th, 2018 – Medications After Bariatric Surgery

Whitney Venegoni is one of our Nurse Practitioners who serves as a Primary Care Provider as well. She sees patients before and after surgery, and does medication management for many of our patients after surgery. We have 2 Nurse Practitioners: Whitney works full time and Lori Reckrey, APRN, works part time in the office on […]

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November 29th, 2019 – Gallstone and Kidney Stone Information

Dustin Huff is Dr. Hamilton’s Physician Assistant.  He assists Dr. Hamilton in surgery and also sees patients in the clinic before and after surgery.   One of the side effects of having bariatric surgery can be gallstones.  The liver produces bile to help in breaking down fat and cholesterol.  It stores this bile in the gallbladder […]

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November 6th, 2018 – The “Gifts” Bariatric Surgery Gave Kim

Kim is a patient of the Bariatric Center of KC, having had her surgery 2 ½ years ago.  She leads a support group in Harrisonville where she lives,  and was recently certified as a personal trainer. She is passionate about working with people going through this journey.  Kim talked first about why she first decided […]

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October, 20th 2018 – Superfoods

Annie, one of our dietitians, did a presentation on “Superfoods,” which are foods that are extra healthy for us to eat. Some examples of superfoods are: Tumeric Dark leafy greens Green tea Nuts Berries Eggs (with bright yolks) Garlic  Salmon Ginger Acai 1. Superfoods are those that are high in vitamins and minerals, but low […]

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October 2nd, 2018 – Fad Diets: Are They Okay After Surgery?

Stephanie Wagner is a bariatric dietitian who has her own website and blog to assist bariatric patients before and after surgery achieve their goals. She came to address all the popular fad diets that folks are hearing about on social media sites and if they are effective or safe for patients after bariatric surgery.  Her […]

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September 18th, 2018 – Mind Over Body Image

  Dr. Sabapathy started by defining body image as “…the perception of how we see ourselves or are taught to see ourselves.”  It is linked to our self-esteem and shaped by our experiences.  It is not gender based, and is usually either positive or negative.  We tend to see the following characteristics with a positive […]

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

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 […]

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August 25th, 2018 – Sleep Apnea: When Will It Go Away?

Facilitated by: Dr. Eveloff, Sleep Medicine Dr. Eveloff is a sleep medicine physician and works with patients who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).  He said that  most explanations of sleep apnea are incorrectly saying that a person stops breathing at night while asleep.  It isn’t that you stop breathing, but that you have an episode […]

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August 7, 2018 – Sleep: an Essential Element for Weight Loss

Katie presented information on how essential sleep is to weight management.  Research shows that adults need between 7 – 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. That means that over a third of the population is considered sleep deprived, getting 6 ½ hours or less a night.  The reasons include: We live in a very […]

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