Casey 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.
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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.
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Jessica 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
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Registered 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.
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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.
Chef 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.
Central 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.
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Bariatric 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.
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Bariatrics program coordinator Denise Smith talks about the journey, which may take months or years, before someone arrives at the conclusion that weight loss surgery may be a viable option. She shares the steps that must take place before they can schedule an appointment with a surgeon at Upstate.