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$9 million upgrade to the Bariatric helps our patients

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Good Samaritan Hospital Kicks Off a $9 Million Refurbishment of the Bariatric and Orthopedic Surgery Units

SUFFERN, N.Y. (July 24, 2018) – Good Samaritan Hospital,

Summer Diet: How to Make Healthy Food Choices This summer and Still Have Fun

Summer has finally arrived and with regards to diet and food choices, it presents its own set of challenges.  On my way home from work, I pass several seasonal ice cream stands. I also have several outdoor parties to attend.  I ask myself, “How can I participate socially and be a part of the party without undoing all the work I put in over the winter?” Read on below to find out how to have a healthy summer diet that will keep the weight off.

H.Pylori. What it is, how it affects bariatric surgery and how to test for it

H. pylori and how it affects bariatric surgery

When undergoing bariatric surgery, you are sent for several tests, most of which you may not understand. Some of these tests include:

  • Blood work. To create a baseline for your vitamin and mineral levels, we take blood work. This helps to check for deficiencies and determine if taking more vitamins is necessary after surgery.

Obesity Increases the Risk of Iron Deficiency Anemia

Obesity increases the risk of Iron deficiency anemia

Obesity and iron deficiency anemia appear to be unrelated. But according to studies, there is an increased risk of iron deficiency among people with obesity. Researchers(Cepeda-Lopez AC1, Aeberli I, Zimmermann MB., 2011), say that an obese person is likely to get anemia because of:

  • Impaired iron absorption,

Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery

How will bariatric surgery affect your pregnancy?

Pregnancy after bariatric surgery is an issue that most women grapple with. Though you could diet or change your lifestyle to lose weight before pregnancy, if you are morbidly obese, bariatric surgery is a more viable treatment option.

In fact, studies have shown that bariatric surgery reduces these risks associated with maternal obesity:

  • Miscarriage,

Childhood Obesity

Is Your child Likely to Suffer from Childhood Obesity?

Childhood obesity is becoming a major problem in the United States. Latest data from the CDC shows that 1 in 5 children and young people up to 19 years old in the USA are obese. These overweight children are likely to become overweight adults.

Behavioral Tips to Help Sleep Apnea

How Your Weight Could Be Causing Sleep Apnea and What to Do About It

By: Dr. Kristin Allison

Sleep Apnea is a serious but treatable sleep disorder.  The mainstay of treatment is CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), a machine that uses a steady stream of air to gently keep your airway open throughout the night.  

Lack of sleep can lead to increased body fat

Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Increased Body Fat

How Getting a Good Night’s (Or Day’s) Sleep Affects Your Weight

By Susan Manez MS,RD,CDN

Adequate sleep duration and good sleep quality are of utmost importance in promoting healthy weight loss and maintenance. Sleep can affect your weight and overall health. This is according to multiple studies that have established that a lack of sleep can lead to increased body fat.

The Best Bariatric Surgeon for suffern and middletown ny

Another Accreditation We are so Proud of!

Ramon Rivera, MD, FACS, Medical Director of Good Samaritan Hospital’s Surgical Weight Loss Institute,

and Maria Scaffidi, MPA, RD, CDN, Bariatrics Coordinator, announce that Good Samaritan Hospital’s Surgical Weight Loss Institute, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMC Health), has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®),

How To Control Diabetes in Its Early Stages

Does Diabetes have initial symptoms that can be controlled by immediately eating differently?

By Susan K. Manez MS, RD, CDN

Diabetes is a condition that effects millions of Americans. According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2015, 30.3 million Americans or 9.4% of the population had diabetes. Even more alarming is that a whopping 1.5 million more Americans are diagnosed each year,

How to Cope with a New Diabetes Diagnosis

4 Main Tips to Help You Cope With a New Diabetes Diagnosis

By: Dr. Kristin Allison

Learning of a new diagnosis of diabetes can feel devastating. This is especially true if you are surprised by blood work results when you weren’t aware of symptoms. Some respond with fear of the possible complications of diabetes and changes ahead.

Factors that Affect Bariatric Surgery as a treatment option for diabetes

Bariatric Surgery and its Impact on Diabetes

By: Jeanne Karson, Adult Nurse Practitioner since 2010.

Bariatric surgery  as a treatment option for diabetes associated with obesity  has become an established treatment option for diabetes associated with obesity.  Studies have shown that bariatric surgery is superior to conventional medical treatment and is effective in the resolution of Type 2 diabetes.

How To recover from Sleeve Gastrectomy in the Shortest Time

Do’s and Don’ts for Successful Recovery From Sleeve Gastrectomy

By: Jody MacHugh, FNP-BC, CBN, RNFA

The sleeve gastrectomy is a bariatric procedure that is typically done laparoscopically. That means you will only have 5-6 small incisions on your abdomen. Successful recovery from sleeve gastrectomy begins as soon as you leave the operating room and you have rested enough.

What is Sleeve Gastrectomy?

What is Sleeve Gastrectomy?

By: Jeanne Karson, Adult Nurse Practitioner since 2010.

Operations for weight loss include a combination of volume restrictive and nutrient malabsorptive procedures that affect satiety, absorption, and insulin sensitivity. Practitioners use these procedures in conjunction with behavior modification to achieve and sustain weight loss.

Sleeve Gastrectomy is a single stage primary operation procedure.

Intimacy after Weight Loss Surgery: Learning to be Comfortable with Your New Body

How to deal with body image issues and improve intimacy after weight loss surgery

By: Elizabeth Handler, ANP-BC

Prior to weight loss surgery, patients are eager to think about all the exciting changes that will be happening. They are excited about

  • The possibility of no longer needing medication for diabetes or high blood pressure,

What Diets Go with My Sleeve Gastrectomy in Order to Lose the Most Weight?

How to Lose the Most Weight with The Right Diet After a Sleeve Gastrectomy

By Lisa Deguzman, RD, CDN

Losing weight successfully after a sleeve gastrectomy depends largely on an appropriate diet plan. There are many bariatric programs available now. Each of these programs has its own specific dietary and behavioral guidelines.

What do I do with the extra skin after Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Handling Extra Skin after Sleeve Stomach Surgery

By: Jessica Basso, RN, BSN

Firstly, what is a Sleeve Gastrectomy?

This is a surgical procedure to help aid individuals with weight loss. With the Sleeve Gastrectomy (Sleeve Stomach Weight Loss Surgery) you can expect to lose an average of about 60-70% of your excess weight the first year.*

With that significant amount of weight loss,

Loose Skin from Sleeve Bariatric Surgery Solutions

Can Loose Skin from Sleeve Bariatric Surgery be Handled Without Plastic Surgery? – Loose Skin from Sleeve Bariatric Surgery Solutions

How to Prevent Loose Skin after Sleeve Gastrectomy. It doesn’t have to require surgery.  You can do it on your own.

By Susan K. Manez, MS,RD,CDN

Read how ‘slow and steady’ is a loose skin from Sleeve Bariatric Surgery solution…

 

Weight loss has a lot of positive “side effects”. 

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