HAPPY HOLIDAYS!: December 2011 NEWSLETTER

The Holiday season is upon us! It?s a time of fun, stress, family, stress, shopping, stress, exposure to our old favorite holiday foods and more stress. The holidays are a busy wonderful time of the year. It is important to be prepared. Take time to sit and write down your…

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November 2011 Newsletter: I had a Gastric Bypass…so now what?

You have made the commitment to a lifestyle change. You have had bariatric surgery and now find yourself with a lot more questions than answers. In this issue we look at one of the most asked questions patients have post-surgery:   I had a Gastric Bypass…so now what? To be…

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BSS NEWSLETTER: The Medical-aid Issue : October 2011

Welcome to our October  2011 issue of BSS Newsletter Inside this issue we look at one of the most frequently asked questions by pre-surgery patients: ” Will my Medical Aid pay for Bariatric Surgery?”         Download a copy of Bariatric Surgery Support Newsletter here:   Tweet

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The Story of BIG G

Episode: The Story of BIG G Broadcast date: 17 February 2009 at 21h30 Channel: e.tv Source: http://www.tvsa.co.za/default.asp?blogname=3rd_degree_episode_summaries&ArticleID=10835 In 2009 3rd Degree looked at the story of South Africa’s largest man, Gordon Hartley. Weighing 350 kilograms, Gordon is morbidly obese. His intake of food is enough to feed a family of…

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Click here to download your September 2011 Newsletter

Click on the link below to download your September 2011 NEWSLETTER:   Bariatric Surgery Support Newsletter September 2011 Digestion Interrupted   Weight loss surgery interferes with digestion to help bring about weight loss. For example, gastric bypass surgery makes the stomach smaller and allows food to bypass part of the…

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SUPPLEMENTS

Gastric bypass patients of Dr. Swanepoel and Dr. Potgieter, please note the following amendment to your daily supplement regime  (valid from Stage 3 post-op). ‘Calcium Citrate D’  (Georen Pharmaceuticals)  is now being recommended as your daily calcium supplement – to replace any calcium product used up until now.  Use  5…

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Pre- operative Bariatric Surgery Preparation

Before undergoing bariatric surgery, you will have to begin initiating new behavioral changes to your lifestyle. These behavioral changes will lay the foundation for lifelong changes for the better you. Failure to show dedication to the necessary lifestyle changes can risk a patient’s ability to receive bariatric surgery. One of…

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Bariatric Surgery Good for the Heart

June 16, 2011 Bariatric surgery and the significant weight loss it achieves can significantly reduce the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, and premature death, according to a study presented at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) 28th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. “In addition to weight…

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