Weight Discrimination: A Social Norm that Must Change

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Obesity is an often talked about issue on the rise, but what about weight discrimination? Weight discrimination has become a socially accepted form of bullying that must come to an end. In North American culture especially, weight bias is often overlooked and seems to be a socially accepted attitude. Regrettably, this makes individuals with obesity disease susceptible to discrimination in several different arenas including: the workplace, healthcare facilities, educational institutions, and even within social encounters.

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Driving Behavioral Change to Reduce Weight Bias in Healthcare

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Thu, Aug 17, 2017

People who have obesity disease or have a higher than desired body mass index may suffer discrimination and judgement from strangers, coworkers, and surprisingly, even physicans.  This stigmatization needs to be recognized and brought into the light so people can be educated, including healthcare professionals.  The old saying that “never judge someone until you walk a mile in their shoes” holds a great deal of truth.  Both obvious and unconscious biases must be addressed, discussed and shown that there are lies and myths held against people with a disease just like any other.  

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Professional Effects of Weight Stigma for Men & Women

Posted by Jason Radecke on Wed, Aug 09, 2017

In the era of political correctness and fear of offending others, one important area in our culture has been regrettably left behind: people that suffer with obesity disease and the stigma that comes with it.

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Bariatric Surgery Insurance: 8 Steps to Getting Approval

Posted by Jason Radecke on Tue, Jul 25, 2017

Bariatric surgery insurance approval does not come easy. There are many requirements to meet depending on your health insurance plan to prove that it is medically necessary. While most major insurance companies have some version of weight loss surgery coverage, it is important to check and see what your specific policy covers. It may only cover the procedure, but not the hospital stay or anesthesia. Start by contacting your insurance carrier and see what your policy entails exactly; you can usually find the number on the back of your insurance card. Your local bariatric specialist’s office staff can also check to see if you have coverage.

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Top 5 Things to Know About Weight Loss Surgery Insurance Coverage

Posted by Jason Radecke on Fri, Jul 14, 2017

When it comes to weight loss surgery insurance coverage, it’s all in the details. It is critical to know what your particular insurance policy covers. Most major insurance companies have some version of weight loss surgery coverage, but this does not mean that you’re good to go and ready to set a date. There are many fickle and tedious requirements to be met first.

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What Insurance Covers Weight Loss Surgery?

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Wed, Jul 05, 2017

If you are considering bariatric surgery, you probably know that it is difficult decision to consider. Additionally, weight loss surgery is not necessarily the cheapest procedure to undergo, and you may ask yourself, “how will I be able to cover this” and “what insurance covers weight loss surgery?”

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What are the Health Benefits of Bariatric Surgery Beyond Weight Loss?

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Bariatric surgery enhances weight loss in people who have not achieved long-term success with their weight loss attempts. Benefits of bariatric surgery include reducing the stomach’s storage capacity and controlling appetite hormones.

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What Your Diet Will Look Like Post Bariatric Surgery

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Fri, Jun 16, 2017

Bariatric surgery is a life-changing decision that can give people suffering from severe obesity a second chance at a healthy, happy life. It is common for patients to change their diet post bariatric surgery to maintain their weight loss and improve their overall health. Diet and lifestyle changes are an important part of getting on the path of permanent weight loss and overall better health.

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Surgery for Obesity vs Diet and Lifestyle Changes

Posted by Jason Radecke on Wed, Jun 07, 2017

The choice to have bariatric surgery, or surgery for obesity, can be tough one to make. Bariatric surgery can give you an opportunity to improve your overall well-being. But how do you know if surgery is right for you? How will this surgery impact your life? Keep in mind that after surgery, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure the best results.

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Dr. Radecke: About the Bariatric Surgeon & Patient Success Stories

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Tue, May 30, 2017

Dr. Jason Radecke is a fellowship trained bariatric and minimally invasive surgeon. He studied and collected his BS and MS degrees from the University of South Florida, Clemson University, and the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is also a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.

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