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News article: Dueling Docs

01/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The following piece hit my Google alert today and I found it a pretty interesting read from The Huffington Post. In this popular series from the Web site, they take two physicians and have them debate a hot-button issue. In this case, stomach stapling surgery and weight loss surgery in general. After working with Clarian Bariatrics for the past two years, I side with the camp that bariatric weight loss is the only way morbidly obese individuals can overcome a circle of health problems and reclaim…

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Where do I begin?

01/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Where do I begin? The questions are always plenty. Do I feel different? You must feel like a new person? How did you deal with that weight loss? You have lost a whole person. Yes that is true, but honestly the only answer to give is one pound and one day at a time. You cannot view your weight loss surgery success by the way other people view you. I often tell people that I am still the same person as before surgery. We all have different reasons for pursuing a bariatric weight loss solution to our…

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News article: Obesity raises risk of cancer-related lymphedema

01/19/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I found a link to this article while I was visiting the Obesity Action Coalition Web site today. Interesting finds... Painful swelling of the arm or shoulder area following treatment for breast cancer -- a condition called lymphedema - is more common in women who are overweight or obese than in women of normal weight, researchers have found. Lymphedema is a common, chronic condition that often develops after breast surgery involving the removal or damage to the lymph nodes in the armpit. Radiation…

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FREE Informational Session this week!

01/19/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Have you been curious about weight loss surgery? Then consider attending one of Clarian Bariatrics FREE informational seminars. At the seminar you will have the opportunity to meet with Indiana Bariatric Doctors and ask questions about bariatric surgery costs, bariatric surgery financing, Indiana Hospitals and Indianapolis Bariatric Surgeons. We know how important it is to feel comfortable, and since you will not be taking this journey alone, we encourage you to bring as many family members and friends…

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Causes of Obesity: Cultural/Environmental

01/19/2009 | 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 cultural/environmental causes. Society focuses most of its social activities and celebrations around food. We go to church socials, backyard cookouts, family dinners and birthday parties, all of which focus on food. Our parents, spouses and friends often push food on us, and it is difficult to be rude. Restaurants continue to increase the portions and the…

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Bariatric Surgery: Like a three-legged stool

01/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Bariatric surgery has been a life altering event for me this past year. The words obesity, weight loss surgery, gastric bypass, gastric banding, support group, weight loss seminars, exercise, life style changes, obesity related problems, obesity as a disease, ownership and Clarian Bariatrics have become a part of my everyday vocabulary. I would like to share my personal analogy of bariatric surgery with you: Weight loss surgery is like a three-legged stool! The top of the stool is Bariatric surgery.…

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A Quick Reflection

01/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Today I was going through our final numbers from 2008 and I humbled at the amount of individuals we were able to help last year. None of this would have been possible without the phenomenal staff of Clarian Bariatrics who, I believe, are a in a league of their own. If you have been considering weight loss surgery, Clarian Bariatrics is is the place for you. Each day I am reminded of the positive influence our weight loss doctors and staff have on the individuals they work with, and it makes me proud…

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News article: Obese outnumber overweight for first time

01/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

We can’t ignore the statistics, we have to embrace the call to change our lifestyles and become healthier! I heard a friend talk about playing football on his high school team back in the 70’s and 250 lbs. was a big guy on the football team. Now most football players on a high school team are at least 200 lbs. plus! Our weight has crept on us slowly over the last decade, but we can’t let our response to the problem be slow. If you know someone that is overweight encourage them to…

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How much weight will I lose after gastric band placement?

01/14/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Many patients will ask, “How much will I lose with the gastric band?” The amount of weight that you will lose is dependent on multiple factors. You will need to be committed to your new lifestyle. Making good food choices with emphasis on protein foods (lean meats, dairy products, eggs, etc) and vegetables over starchy foods (breads, pasta, rice, etc), snack foods and any foods that are liquid or liquid when swallowed. Daily activity is critical for both short and long term weight management.…

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Momentous Occassion

01/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

A momentous occasion will take place next week when President-elect Obama will raise his right hand and solemnly promise to change the course of our nation. He has repeatedly indicated that he will propose, and oversee, change in many sectors of government. One of the most important areas that he will focus on will be health care, including the provision of services to every American. He has also expressed a commitment to fight obesity through programs that improve nutrition through changes in school…

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