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The Journey Newsletter: January 2022

The Lap-Band Guidelines are designed to facilitate weight loss as well as help you to thrive with your Lap-Band! Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Raisins & Walnuts INGREDIENTS 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant) 3/4 cup light brown sugar 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, divided 1/2 cup raisins 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs […]

Can Massage Therapy Help Facilitate Weight-Loss?

We know what you’re thinking—massage therapy to promote weight-loss? It seems too good to be true. Even if it is, any excuse to get a massage might just be worth it, right? Massage therapy alone won’t cause you to lose weight, and it won’t reduce cellulite or unwanted fat on your stomach. In fact, be […]

The Journey, December 2021

The famous quote by Greek physician Hippocrates, “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food” has stood the test of time. Many foods provide more than a tasty meal-they provide energy, vitamins, minerals and more! Splurging on cups of hot chocolate festive cocktails  can get anyone in the holiday spirit, but drink […]

Why BMI is Used to Measure Obesity

If you’ve been researching the requirements for bariatric surgery, you’ve probably come across the concept of body mass index, or BMI. In order to qualify, patients need to have a BMI equal to or greater than 40 for bariatric procedures such as the gastric sleeve. However, the Lap-Band® procedure has been approved for patients with […]

The Journey, November 2021

Grilled Mexican Corn Salad With Tomatillos  Ingredients: 2 Cups corn kernels (thawed) 1 Red onion chopped 4 Large tomatillos roughly chopped. 1/2 Cup Cilantro minced. Sea Salt to taste For the dressing: 1/2 A small avocado 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice 1.5 Tsp adobo chile sauce see note 2 Tbsp Powdered ranch dressing mix 1/2 Tbsp garlic minced 1 tsp taco seasoning Pinch of stevia or other sweetener of choice Instructions Spray a grill pan with cooking spray and […]

Workout Motivation Tips for Bariatric Patients—Part Two

Fall is here, and as the trees lose their leaves and the temperature plummets, you may notice your motivation levels also start to wane. Whether it’s due to holiday stress or seasonal depression, this lack of motivation can make it difficult for many bariatric patients to stick to their exercise routine. Last year, we covered […]

The Journey, October 2021

It’s Pumpkin Season! It’s that time of year where pumpkins and pumpkin-flavored everything takes over! This is a great time to incorporate this tasty vegetable into your diet. Pumpkin is considered to be a super food which means its packed with powerful vitamins and minerals that benefit for your body! For example, pumpkins are packed […]

The Journey, September 2021

The Power of Protein Chic-Chic- Hooray!: It’s National Chicken Month Chicken can be a great animal-based protein choice for people with Lap-Band. It’s an excellent low-calorie and low-fat source of high-quality protein. If cooked properly, it can provide the appropriate amount of restriction on the band. This will help you to feel full and satisfied until […]

What to Eat After Lap-Band Surgery

Most Lap-Band patients wonder what they will be able to eat after surgery. Click here or on the photo below for answers from our Registered Dietitian.

How to Lose Weight with Lap-Band

Top 5 Tips from our Registered Dietitian. Click for details.  

How Should I Prepare for Lap-Band Surgery?

Pre-surgery, there will be nutritional support and a diet plan. Hear details here or click photo below.

The Journey, June 2021

Recipe borrowed from https://www.marthastewart.com/313318/grilled-corn-with-chili-powder-and-lime   Source: https://www.mindful.sodexo.com/easy-ways-to-grow-herbs-and-vegetables/

The Journey, August 2021

Adopting and Keeping Healthy Habits! Learn how small steps toward larger health goals can form habits that stick. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” -Aristotle Change is good, and change is possible. The trick is not to focus on the end goal, which can be overwhelming, […]

The Journey, July 2021

It’s not a secret that drinking water water is key to staying hydrated. Read on to see how you jazz up a glass of water without adding calories!   Infused water recipes provided by AllRecipes. This recipe is from COOKIE+KATE.                           Infused water […]

The Journey, March 2021

March is National Nutrition Month! National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. Meal Prepping Tips and Tricks Meal prepping is when you prepare meals […]

The Best Apps for Your Weight-Loss Journey

Our phones are with us almost 24/7—why not turn them into a bariatric weight-loss buddy? Successfully losing and keeping off weight doesn’t require assistance from apps, but they can be an extremely useful tool. In addition to tracking factors like food intake, hydration, and exercise, some apps offer motivational tips to keep you inspired and […]

Activity and Routine Timelines After Bariatric Surgery

If you are considering bariatric weight loss surgery, you might be wondering about the timeline of activity following the procedure. How long will you need to take medication? How long after the procedure can you get back to regular activity? It’s natural to worry about these sorts of timelines, especially as you begin to return […]

How to Decide if Bariatric Surgery Right for You

Deciding on LAP-BAND surgery or bariatric surgery is not a quick decision. By creating a smaller gastric pouch, the LAP-BAND® System limits the amount of food that the stomach will hold at any time. The inflatable ring controls the flow of food from this smaller pouch to the rest of the digestive tract. The patient […]

Recipe Substitutes That Cut the Fat, Not the Flavor

We all know that we should limit the amount of carbs, fatty foods, and sugary treats if we want to lose weight. The problem is, most of our favorite foods contain these ingredients that should be enjoyed in moderation. The good news is there are a ton of great alternatives and substitutes that reduce the […]

Will I Need Plastic Surgery After My LAP-BAND Procedure?

When you begin your weight loss journey with the LAP-BAND® Procedure, you will inevitably have many questions. One concern you might have–especially if you have a larger amount of weight to lose–is excess skin. Depending on how fast a bariatric patient loses weight, their skin might not be able to adjust accordingly. After undergoing weight […]

Debunked: Pregnancy is possible after bariatric surgery, especially after LAP-BAND

A common myth that bariatric patients face is that they are unable to become pregnant after bariatric surgery. This is partially true after some weight loss surgeries, but the LAP-BAND® System is a safe method for women who want to become pregnant. Here’s how LAP-BAND can improve your fertility and help you conceive: Adjusts for […]

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    U of L Health, Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Medical Plaza 1
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    Suite 202
    Louisville, KY 40215

    U of L Health, Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Bariatric Program
    1850 Bluegrass Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40215
    Phone: 502.361.6059

  • LAP-BAND® Financing

    Louisville Surgical Bariatric Associates offers financing through Amercan HealthCare Lending. With American HealthCare Lending you can obtain a loan up to $100,000 that has:

    • Term options out to 84 months
    • No prepayment penalties
    • No collateral required