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Latest Weight Loss Surgery News

Our bariatric surgery program at Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare continues to grow!

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This article quotes from Dr. Graber: "We are committed to providing treatment to people who suffer from the disease of obesity”, “Obesity is a disease, not a cosmetic issue caused by overeating and a lack of self control. Through a multi-disciplinary approach, we are able to help individuals change their lifestyle and their life.”

Thank you to all who help make this program a success!

If you or a loved one are seeking bariatric surgery such as a gastric bypass or gastric sleeve, and you live in Central New York, Upstate New York or near Syracuse or Utica, NY - then call us toll free for an initial consultation today! 1-877-269-0355


http://faxtonstlukes.com/news/15546
 



Weight Loss Surgery for BMI under 35?

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Study shows Weight Loss Surgery is effective at resolving comorbidities in peopl whose BMI is less than 35, not just the traditional >35 for BMI. 

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Our Bariatric Program at St. Joe's - a Quality Program!

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Congrats to all involved in our bariatric program at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse NY on receiving the designation of "Comprehensive Center Accreditation for Bariatric Surgery" by the MBSAQIP- a joint quality program of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. Job well done!



Get Your Support On!

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Utica Bariatric Support Group meets tonight at 6:30 PM, Sogg's Conference Room at the St. Luke's Home (Behind St. Luke's Hospital), 1650 Champlin Ave, Utica, NY. Open to anyone considering bariatric surgery, those who have had bariatric surgery, and all family/friends as well. ‚Äč



Free Informative Seminar

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*Thinking weight loss surgery might be right for you or a loved one?
*Wondering about the different procedures and how your life will change before and after?



Come in For Your Weight Checks!

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Let's work together- come in for your pre-op weight checks!
If you have any questions about "weight checks" and other insurance requirements, please reach out to us. 



"The Dress"

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What can all the debate surrounding "The Dress" teach us about the importance of taking recommended vitamins after weight loss surgery?...(oh yeah, I'm gonna take it there). Whether you're on the side of Black and Blue or White and Gold, you'd have difficulty seeing all of those colors with a vitamin A deficiency. Although extremely rare, severe vitamin A deficiency can lead to blindness (not rare is me taking every opportunity available to highlight the importance of taking vitamins after bariatric surgery)! So, take the recommended vitamins after weight loss surgery, get routine bloodwork checked by your bariatric care team, and let's move on as the dress has been proven to be black and blue (even though I still think it looks white and gold). In good health, Evelyn Mariani, MS, RD, CDN