bariatric & medical weight loss Articles

What to expect after surgery?

01/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Are you considering weight loss surgery, but have questions about what to expect in the hours and days afterward? Then check out this video produced by Clarian Bariatrics to hear Dr. Samer Mattar offer a brief synopsis of what to expect immediately after surgery. If you have any other questions about bariatric surgery costs, causes of obesity, Indiana Hospitals or bariatric weight loss, do not hesitate to ask!

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Clarian Bariatrics reaches “across the pond”

01/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The Internet really does make the world smaller. Recently, we were contacted via our general mailbox at Clarian Bariatrics by an individual from FastFoodNation, a public health Web site in the United Kingdom that aims to educate the public on the dangers of eating too much fast food. The site features practical information and tips in an easy to read format that is relatable whether you are in the U.S. or the U.K. Sue, the individual who sent the e-mail, was very complimentary of our Web site and…

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Causes of Obesity - Physical

01/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

There are many causes of obesity and over the next few weeks we are going to explore some of the most common. Today, I'm going to discuss the physical causes. The more a person weighs, the less they move. And the less they move, the more they weigh. Being very overweight makes it difficult to exercise. It hurts! You get short of breath and are easily fatigued. Occasional exercise usually shows little positive results on the scale, so people become discouraged. It is not much fun to be overweight…

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Understanding Types of Surgery: Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

01/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Laparoscopic surgery is a less invasive surgical option because it eliminates the need for a long incision to open the abdomen. With this procedure, a small video camera is inserted through small incisions made in the abdominal wall, and the surgeon views the procedure on a video monitor. This helps the surgeon to achieve better visualization. Studies have shown that this type of surgery offers the following benefits: Less pain. Easier breathing and increased lung function. Fewer wound complications.…

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Understanding Types of Surgery: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

01/07/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Considered the "gold standard" of bariatric surgery, gastric bypass is the most common weight loss operation. The procedure involves converting the stomach from the size and shape of a football, to the size of a thumbnail. First, a small stomach pouch is created to restrict food intake. Next, a Y-shaped section of the small intestine is attached to the pouch to allow food to bypass the lower stomach, the duodenum (the first segment of the small intestine), and the first portion of the jejunum (the…

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Are there risks with weight loss surgery?

01/07/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Of course, but there are risks associated with any type of surgical procedure. Substantial advancements have been made in surgical procedures and techniques, making bariatric surgery safer than it has ever been. But, as in any other surgery, there are risks associated with any bariatric procedure and these risks should be carefully considered and discussed with your surgeon prior to the procedure: Internal bleeding Complications due to anesthesia and medications Blood clots Infections Leaks from…

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Don’t forget about FREE informational seminar at Clarian Health Cicero

01/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Just a reminder that Clarian Bariatrics will be hosting its first FREE informational seminar at Clarian Health Cicero on Thursday, January 8 at 6:30 p.m. These seminars are your opportunity to ask questions of Indiana bariatric surgeons and other Indiana bariatric patients about bariatric surgery costs, causes of obesity and bariatric weight loss. Plus, we encourage you to bring family and friends as your weight loss journey is one that will not be taken alone. Clarian Health Cicero is located at…

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Causes of Obesity - Emotional

01/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

There are many causes of obesity and over the next few weeks we are going to explore some of the most common. Today, I'm going to discuss the emotional causes. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask! Eating is very comforting and fills the empty spot inside that people often feel when stressed. Food is often used as a reward in all cultures of the world. Many people are taught as small children that performing tasks such as cleaning your room will result in a reward such…

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News article: Junk near schools means more obesity

01/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Take this article with a grain of salt considering it appears that there are not clear conclusions as to why children who attend school near a fast food establishment are heavier than their counterparts. However, it's still an interesting study none the less. It would be interesting to see what future research says, and for science to draw better conclusions on the impact this cause of obesity could have on children as they step into adulthood. Kids who go to school a short walk from fast food…

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Happy New Year!

01/05/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I'm sorry that it has been almost a week since our last posting, but the bloggers took some much needed time off to be with friends and family. How is 2009 shaping up for you so far? I'm not big on making resolutions, but there were definitely a few things that I wanted to work on this year. My personal motto is "strive to be better" and that always acts as a nice goal to remind myself of each year. However, my big goal this year is to take better care of my skin. I came to the realization…

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