Dr. Frederick Sengstacke discusses a recent study suggesting that weight loss does not improve fertility in overweight women, which defies all previous teachings. Weight loss does not improve fertility
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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.
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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Registered dietitian Kerry Dal talks about what dietary changes weight loss surgery patients have to make before surgery, what it’s like immediately after, and then the rest-of-the-lifetime changes that are necessary for the surgery to be successful.
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Humorist Jeff Kramer had a health scare over the summer that prompted him to remake his life and become healthier. He now is an avid bicyclist, and he has lost 60-ish pounds by eating right and exercising. He is sharing his story through Upstate in the ‘Upstate Health‘ publication and on the ‘What’s Up at Upstate’ blog.
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.