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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.


‘Healthy Eats’: What to eat after bariatric surgery

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

jessica planer, rdRegistered dietitian Jessica Planer, RD, who specializes in the care of bariatric patients, emphasizes the importance of following dietary guidelines after bariatric surgery.  She shares the types of foods and how much you can eat at each meal to provide balanced meals that help prevent nutrient deficiencies and preserve muscle tissue.  For more information about Upstate’s Bariatric Surgery Program, call (315) 492-5036.


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.


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