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What happens to the heart after weight loss surgery

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Rushikesh ShahPeople who are obese are likely to have fast heart rates. They have high levels of adipokines, cell signaling proteins released by fat cells that can have adverse effects on the cardiovascular system. Fat cells also produce hormones including leptin, which regulates the amount of fat stores in the body and also impacts the cardiovascular system. After weight loss surgery, leptin concentrations drop, and so does a person’s heart rate, says Rushikesh Shah, MD, who is completing his training in internal medicine at Upstate. He wrote a paper on this subject for the BMJ Case Report reminding doctors of this “physiological compensatory change” to help avoid unnecessary diagnostic tests and medical interventions.


Caring for overweight patients

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Casey Hammerle, RNCasey Hammerle, RN, a coordinator for Upstate’s Bariatric Surgery Program, talks about the challenges of caring for patients who are overweight or obese. Many of these patients have diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol that are made worse by obesity.


Healthy Eats: What to eat after bariatric surgery

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Jessica PlanerRegistered dietitian Jessica Planer, RD, who specializes in the care of patients in Upstate’s Bariatric Surgery Program, will explain what type and how much food patients can eat after their bariatric surgery. Nutritional guidelines for bariatric surgery. For more information, call (315) 492-5036.


Bariatric surgery from a patient’s perspective

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Carole Brzozowski

Carole Brzozowski, before bariatric surgery

Carole Brzozowski

Carole Brzozowski now

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Jessica Charbonneau, LCSW, is joined by Carole Brzozowski, who shares her personal journey through bariatric surgery, including strategies that have helped her enjoy continued success three years post-surgery.  Listen to Charbonneau’s previous interview about the pitfalls of weight regain after weight loss surgery.

Pitfalls of weight regain after weight loss surgery

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

jessica planer_jessica charbonneauJessica Planer, registered dietitian in Upstate’s Bariatric Surgery Program, is joined by licensed clinical social worker Jessica Charbonneau to discuss why some people re-gain weight after weight loss surgery, and strategies that everyone can benefit from.  For more information about the program, call 315 492-5036.  Local Support Groups 


Surviving the holidays after bariatric surgery

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Jessica PlanerRegistered dietitian Jessica Planer, RD, specializes in the care of surgical bariatric patients at Upstate’s Bariatric Surgery Program.  She shares strategies to help deal with holiday social situations and meal planning after bariatric surgery. For more information, call (315) 492-5036.


The pros and cons of gastric band weight loss surgery

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Weight loss surgeon Howard Simon, MD, gives us an update on Upstate’s bariatric surgery program, and looks closely at how effective a popular weight loss procedure really is. Simon is the director of The Central New York Bariatric Surgery Center (CNYBSC). who looks closely at how effective a popular weight loss procedure really is.


The pros and cons of gastric band weight loss surgery

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Weight loss surgeon Howard Simon, MD, gives us an update on Upstate’s bariatric surgery program, and looks closely at how effective a popular weight loss procedure really is.  Simon is the director of The Central New York Bariatric Surgery Center (CNYBSC). who looks closely at how effective a popular weight loss procedure really is.


Is bariatric surgery right for you?

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Upstate bariatric surgeon Howard Simon talks about bariatric surgery — the different types of surgery, who meets the criteria, and the process for determining the best plan for individuals, including the required lifestyle changes.

The Central New York Bariatric Surgery Center (CNYBSC)


2/12/12 Bariatrics chef explains how to eat well after weight loss surgery

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Chef Dave FoutsChef Dave Fouts talks about his own weight loss journey and how he arrived at the decision ten years ago to have bariatric surgery.  Chef Dave has written several cookbooks and now devotes himself to helping fight obesity by educating, inspiring and motivating people to live healthier lives.

Read more about Chef Dave’s weight loss journey: www.chefdave.org



1/8/12 What to expect from weight loss surgery

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Howard Simon, MDTaewan Kim, MDCentral New York’s most experienced bariatric surgeons Howard Simon and Taewan Kim explain what obesity is, the types of surgery they offer, which patients are suited, and what the process involves.

Learn more about the Central New York Bariatric Surgery Center (CNYBSC). The only Bariatric Surgery Program in the region to earn the highest level of accreditation possible: Level 1A from the American College of Surgeons’ Bariatric Surgery Center Network. Rated the only 5-star bariatric program in CNY by the country’s largest health performance ratings organization.


1/8/12 A personal story of bariatric surgery and weight loss

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Anthony CurcioBariatric surgery patient Anthony Curcio shares his personal weight loss journey — what led him to consider surgery, what the surgery itself was like, how much weight he has lost and what his life is like now.