Bariatric Support Forum – Join The Conversation

Over the past 2 months the team at Bariatric Surgery Support have been gathering information on how to improve our Support Group offering to our members, with particular reference to our Monthly Support Group Meetings and more involvement and interaction from you, our members on social media platforms. We have…

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Support Group Discussion Topic : Plastic Surgery after Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Support Newsletter JANfEB 2013 During our first Support Group Meeting of 2013, we had the pleasure of hosting Dr Daniel Struwig, (a healthcare practitioner, specializing as a Plastic Surgeon, in Pinelands, Cape Town) as our guest and discussion topic speaker, for the evening. Dr Struwig gave us some…

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A Positive Mental Attitude – preparing for Bariatric Surgery

BARIATRIC SURGERY SUPPORT –September 2012 Newsletter. In this months issue we look at how having a positive mental attitude can influence your quality of life both before and after undergoing Bariatric Surgery.  We briefly discuss the Recovery Process and make some dietary recommendation for post surgery patients. We discuss 8…

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TIPPLING THE SCALES – ALCOHOL ABUSE AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY

Most South Africans enjoy a life of sunshine, braai ( BBQ) and the odd tipple of our favorite alcoholic beverage.  Well ,it seems that, the odd tipple may have serious consequences for those of us that have had Bariatric Surgery.  According to a recent American Study researchers have concluded that…

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TEMPORARY SHORTAGE OF VITAMINS

We have received notification that there is currently a shortage of ‘Autrin’ and  ‘Calcium Citrate D granules’ in the market. Although these vitamins are essential for Bariatric Patients there are alternatives available. If you are unable to purchase Autrin’ or ‘Calcium Citrate Din store ( @ Clicks or Dischem) then the…

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We are a credit provider offering loans for medical procedures including bariatric surgery.

Live the best life possible with Incred! We understand how much an elective medical procedure can change lives for the better but we know that these procedures can be costly and are not always covered by medical aid… That’s why we’re here… • We specialise in providing loans for various…

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Gastric Bypass Surgery Satisfies Long-Term

Gastric bypass surgery gets high marks for patient satisfaction and maintenance of substantial weight loss at 11 years post-operatively, according to long-term results of a study published online March 26, 2012 in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. The researchers point out that this study is one of the few…

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Introducing BariMate – your Mobile bariatric assistant – March 2012 Newsletter.

 BariMate is the first weight management App written specifically for patients who have had bariatric surgery or are considering it. The fifteen sub apps will help you to make informed choices about bariatric surgery and keep track of your weight changes and parameters like BMI and %EWL. You can also…

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The Health Chain – a Support Social Network

We have launched collaboration with a social network for people with chronic conditions (including, but not limited to people with obesity).  The network is at http://www.thehealthchain.com  Registration and use is at no cost to the user. There are a number of ways that the network can assist people to stay…

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