Getting pregnant after the Lap Band!

28. June 2010

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Getting pregnant after the Lap Band!

Today we had 5 Lap Band patients call the office that they have recently become pregnant!  Congrats to all! Dr. Keilin left her thoughts on a guest post on LapBandDoctors.com . Check it out!

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Lap Band patients win a free trip to Washington D.C.!

24. May 2010

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Lap Band patients win a free trip to Washington D.C.!

Here are some details on an exciting campaign by Allergen, the manufacturer of the Lap Band. Part of the campaign includes a trip to Washington D.C. to meet with lawmakers. Here are some excerpts from the email I received from Allergan: Enter the Voice My C.H.O.I.C.E. Contest Program This contest is for LAP-BAND® System patients. [...]

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It Comes on Easily…..

26. April 2010

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It Comes on Easily…..

I had an epiphany the other day while talking to a LapBand patient.  It was the end of wintertime, so she didn’t exercise because it was cold outside and walking outdoors was her preferred aerobic activity.  And of course since she was inside with nothing to do, she grazed on junk food for snacks much [...]

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20. April 2010

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Where are the new posts on the Lap Band blog?

Greetings everybody! You might have noticed, at least I hope you did:) , that we haven’t had any new blog posts for a while on the blog at http://blog.noscales.com We haven’t forgotten the blog or forgotten the patients that read it. In fact we continue to answer questions on blog posts. In the past few [...]

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8. March 2010

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Things I learned from running aka my recent pain & suffering

Things I learned from running aka my recent pain & suffering

As many of you may know, my (now) five year old’s best friend was diagnosed with a horrific cancer last February for which she needed surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.  When the chemo was completed back in August, we had a swim party for her and the little crew of friends that have played together since [...]

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28. February 2010

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Blue Cross denial of care update

Last week, we wrote about an arbitrary decision by Blue Cross Blue Shield to remove the designation as a Blue Bariatric Center of Distinction from Wadley hospital here in Texarkana. This was despite the program having that designation for several years, and nothing changing in our program and having no patient deaths or changes in [...]

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21. February 2010

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Blue Cross Blue Shield to deny teachers and other groups access to care

Blue Cross Blue Shield to deny teachers and other groups access to care

People, This is an urgent message about some unsettling news. Last week Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana was informed by Blue Cross Blue Shield that they were immediately losing their Bariatric Center of Distinction designation, effective Friday February 26.  They sent us this notification by email on Friday Feb 12 at 3:12 PM, I’m [...]

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9. February 2010

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You do NOT look anorexic!!

You do NOT look anorexic!!

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard patients worried about their weight loss because somebody told them they look “sick” or “unhealthy”.  These concerns can act as real saboteurs – people are afraid to lose the weight they need to because they don’t want to look like they just stepped off the floor [...]

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20. January 2010

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F— it.

F— it.

A couple of weeks ago, Dr. Keilin and I had another chance to visit with Craig Thompson.  Craig is the man behind the website Weight Loss Surgery Channel and he was gracious enough to have Dr. Keilin and I share our knowledge with his audience.  (Craig is a successful gastric bypass patient from many years [...]

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15. January 2010

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A quickie breakfast idea

A quickie breakfast idea

Mornings in our house are a bit of a zoo, what with two surgeons having to be in the O.R. before 8am and two elementary school students who suddenly decide that their chosen outfit is no longer good enough – three minutes before they need to head out the door (ahh, the drama of girls).  So [...]

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