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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.

Staying on track with your New Year’s resolutions

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Suzanne BriskUpstate’s ‘Pathway to Wellness’ coordinator Suzanne Brisk shares some strategies for keeping those New Year’s resolutions – from setting small realistic goals to making a plan to succeed. 



Does losing weight help overweight women improve fertility?

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Frederick D Sengstacke II, MDDr. 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


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)

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.

1/8/12 Dietary and lifestyle changes for successful weight loss

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Kerry Dal, RDRegistered 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.

1/1/12 Humorist Jeff Kramer gets serious about his health

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Jeff KramerHumorist 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.

Read Jeff’s official “Reaching for Marsby” blog.

1/1/12 Is weight loss surgery for you?

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Denise SmithBariatrics 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.

Read More About: The Central New York Bariatric Surgery Center (CNYBSC)