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An ever-changing program

02/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I had weight loss surgery from Dr. Mattar at Clarian Bariatrics in May of 2008, and I’m amazed at how different the program is now. Current practice, best practice, and new standards of care cause a program to change and I think that is terrific. Many insurance companies have newer guidelines on their requirements for surgery approval and now some even offer shorter waits prior to surgery. The process seems lengthy, but being the first days/months of the rest of your life I suppose it’s…

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Birthdays…

02/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Today is my birthday. I like to say that it's just another day, but that's a lie. Somehow I always get to thinking about what I've accomplished at this point in my life and does my current "place" reflect where I thought I would be. Overall, I'm very happy with what I've done and the person I've become, but I can also pinpoint some areas where I could definitely do more. It is my personal goal that next year I scratch a few of those things of my list, or at least take the…

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A Sprinkle of Sport

02/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

You hold the ingredients that make a healthy lifestyle. True health doesn’t just come from a single magazine or book--it comes from the choices we make and how much we value good health. Check out this series of blogs to learn some strategies that will help you uncover your path to life-long fitness. Picking up a sport to play is a proven strategy that will help build an active lifestyle. People in performance athletics are great examples--they show us that activity is fun and being in shape…

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More off the wall things

02/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I thought I would post a few more of our "off the wall" things about weight loss surgery. Have some of your own? Then leave me a comment below and we will use them for a future post! Never owned a belt? Get ready! One day you will be walking and your pants will literally start falling down. This is a sign that you will need to invest in a belt and (big hint) start shopping for another size. Goodwill is a GREAT resource for you as you are switching sizes on a constant basis! (Don’t forget about…

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Did you know?

02/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

After weight loss surgery you lose weight even in your feet. Yep, that's right, your shoe size might get smaller. As you continue to lose weight from your bariatric weight loss surgery, you might to ask your sweetie for a new pair of shoes instead of forbidden items like chocolate and other sweets. Do you have an additional question about what to expect after gastric bypass surgery or health problems with obesity? Then leave me a comment below. I'd love to hear from you.  

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Pizza: The Liver Reduction Diet Way

02/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

As I've mentioned in earlier posts, I am on the liver reduction diet. One of my favorite recipes has been this take on a popular item! Liver Reduction Diet Pizza 6 slices Canadian bacon (the larger one) 1 can of chopped tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic 2% mozzarella shredded cheese Slices mushrooms Spray a backing sheet with Pam lay out 6 slices of Canadian bacon Top with spoons full of tomatoes, mushrooms, and cheese Bake in oven at 400ºF until cheese melts (about 10-15 minutes)…

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News article: Medicare Announces Final Coverage Policy For Bariatric Surgery As A Diabetes Treatment

02/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This article, from Medical News Today, just came across my Google alert and I thought that a few of you might find it interesting. I am, by no means, an expert when it comes to bariatric surgery costs or insurance coverage questions. If you have a question, please call 317-275-7010 or come to one of our FREE info sessions (the next one is Thursday, February 19) and one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help you! In the meantime, you can read the full article here.  

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Off the wall things that occur after bariatric surgery

02/16/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The staff at Clarian Bariatrics has a few members who are also Gastric Bypass or Gastric Banding patients. We love to share stories with each other about how our physical being has changed in odd ways. I would like to share some of these with you! When you start losing weight on your backside your tailbone will become sore! Be prepared to take a cushion/pillow with you when you are sitting for a long period of time. This includes your car rides to and from work! You may experience some sensations…

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News article: Study confirms obesity link to ovarian cancer

02/16/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I saw this article in my monthly news blast from the Obesity Action Coalition and thought I would share. I hope your week is off to a great start! Being obese raises an older woman's chance of developing ovarian cancer by almost four-fifths, a study has confirmed. Researchers in the U.S. found a link between obesity and ovarian cancer in women aged 50 to 71. An association between high body mass and ovarian cancer was already known, but the new study of 95,000 women provides powerful confirmation…

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Keeping it hidden, Part I

02/16/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The reasons for bariatric surgery are personal, as I have stated in previous writings. Some people choose to let others know of their journey while some keep it as a very private issue. Why? What are the thoughts behind keeping it “hidden?" I understand the reasoning that it is very private and very personal. It is. The reasons I often hear, take my breath away. It is not because our patients are extremely private people. More often than not it is because they are ashamed. This reason always…

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