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.