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The Bari-Heart of It

57 EpisodesProduced by Bariatric FusionWebsite

Welcome to the Bari-Heart of it, presented by Bariatric Fusion. Our goal? To get to the Bari-Heart of all things bariatric. New Episodes on the 1st & 15th of every month!

57 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Episode 53: The importance of Calcium

May 15th, 2022


Today we talk about why calcium is so important after bariatric surgery!

Episode 52: Prebiotics and Probiotics

May 1st, 2022


In this episode we learn about Prebiotics and Probiotics!

Episode 51: Tips for Friends and Family

April 15th, 2022


In this episode, we go over how those around you can best support your bariatric journey. 

Episode 50: Dehydration after Bariatric Surgery

April 1st, 2022


Is dehydration a risk after bariatric surgery? Find out today! 

Episode 49: Factors that affect weight loss

March 15th, 2022


In today's episode, we talk about factors that could affect weight loss! 

Episode 48: Healthy Cooking Options After Bariatric Surgery

March 1st, 2022


Learn some healthy cooking tips with our dietitian Megan! 

Episode 47: Eating Healthy on a Budget

February 15th, 2022


Staff Dietitian Megan Koscinski teaches us about eating healthy on a budget! 

Episode 46: Navigating a convenience store with bariatrics

February 1st, 2022


Staff Dietitian Megan teaches us how to navigate a local convenience store or corner store after bariatric surgery! 

Episode 45: Depression After Bariatric Surgery

January 15th, 2022


Depression and Mental Health is serious topic. Do you know the signs and symptoms? 

Episode 44: Caffeine After Bariatric Surgery

January 1st, 2022


Can you still drink caffeinated beverages after surgery? Find out more. 

Episode 43: Carbonation After Bariatric Surgery

December 15th, 2021


Staff Dietitian Megan gives us her thoughts on consuming carbonated beverages after bariatric surgery. 

Episode 42: The Importance of Vitamin B1

December 1st, 2021


Staff Dietitian Megan Koscinski fills us in on why B1 is important for all Bariatric Patients. 

Episode 41: Energy After Bariatric Surgery

November 15th, 2021


Have trouble keeping up your energy levels? Learn more!

Episode 40: The Importance of Vitamin D

November 1st, 2021


Do you know why Vitamin D is so critical? Bariatric Fusion Staff Dietitian Megan fills us in on this important guideline from the ASMBS. 

Episode 39: Holiday Readiness!

October 25th, 2021


Are you prepared for the holidays? Listen to this bariatric guide. 

Episode 38: Alcohol After Bariatric Surgery

October 1st, 2021


Bariatric Fusion Staff Dietitian Megan Koscinski goes over some recommendations for Alcohol post-bariatric surgery! 

Episode 37: Gallbladder issues?

September 15th, 2021


Bariatric Fusion Dietitian Megan Sits down with us to talk about Gallbladder issues after surgery! 

Episode 36: The Importance of B12

September 1st, 2021


In this episode, we dive into Vitamin B12, what it does and why it matters to YOU!

Episode 35: Iron Deficiency

August 15th, 2021


In this episode, we break down the importance of Iron after Bariatric Surgery! 

Episode 34: Collagen - What is it?

August 1st, 2021


In this episode, we learn all about collagen and when to add it into your routine! 

Episode 33: Vitamin A

July 15th, 2021


In this episode, we break down Vitamin A, What it does, and why it matters! 

Episode 32: Bariatric Summer Vacation

July 1st, 2021


Karli Burridge is Back!, a nationally recognized expert in obesity medicine. She is a physician assistant and founder of Join …

Episode 31: Complications After Surgery

June 15th, 2021


Looking into Bariatrics? Our staff dietitian covers some nutritional and surgical complications to be aware of before having surgery. 

Episode 30: Weight Plateau?

June 1st, 2021


Scale not moving? Don't be alarmed. Today we dive into weight plateau after bariatric surgery! 

Episode 29: Weight Regain Post Surgery

May 15th, 2021


Today we are joined by Karli Burridge, a nationally recognized expert in obesity medicine. She is a physician assistant and founder of Join us as we seek to understand weight regain post-bariatric …

Episode 28: Dr. Lillian Craggs-Dino Co-Author of the 2016 ASMBS Guidelines

May 1st, 2021


This is a must-listen episode. We're joined by Dr. Lillian Craggs-Dino, a Co-Author of the 2016 ASMBS nutritional guidelines for bariatric patients. 

Episode 27: 10 Commonly Asked Bariatric Questions

April 15th, 2021


In this episode, we cover the top 10 questions we get at Bariatric Fusion! 

Episode 26: The Types of Weight loss Surgeries

March 15th, 2021


Do you know the common options are for weight loss surgeries are? We break down the four common procedures in this episode! 

Episode 25: Vitamin Patches?

March 1st, 2021


Are Vitamin Patches worth the convenience? We get to the Bari-Heart of It! 

Episode 24: Addiction Transfer Pt. 2 A Patients Journey

February 15th, 2021


In this very powerful episode, we are joined by Kristen who had RNY in 2018. She fills us in on her bariatric journey including her experiences with …

Episode 23: Addiction Transfer Pt. 1

February 1st, 2021


Today we take a look at addiction transfer with a mental health expert!. We go over the signs, symptoms, and what you can do to recognize them! 

Episode 22: The Liver Reduction Diet

January 15th, 2021


Ever heard the term "Liver Reduction Diet" before surgery? Our Staff Dietitian Megan fills us in! 

Episode 21: New Year, New Goals

December 15th, 2020


Today we are joined by Bariatric Fusion's Staff Dietitian Megan Koscinski to talk about setting New Years Resolutions that you can actually stick to …

Episode 20: The Bariatric Center for Success

December 1st, 2020


What a treat! We're joined by Denise Roden, President of The Bariatric Center for Success. Learn about the center, as well as her weight loss journey over 15 years post-op! Visit her website here:

Episode 19: The Bariatric Guide to the Holiday's

November 15th, 2020


We're back at it again! This week our staff dietitian Megan Koscinski helps us navigate the holiday season and the many food temptations it has. 

Episode 18: Are carbs really the enemy?

November 1st, 2020


Today, We're Joined by Megan Koscinski the Staff Dietitian at Bariatric Fusion to get to the Bari-heart of eating carbs as a Bariatric Patient.

Episode 17: Central Ontario Weight loss (Canada)

October 15th, 2020


Today, we're joined by Janet Patterson, founder of Central Ontario Weightloss a support group in Ontario Canada. Not Only does Janet run this group, but she is also an RNY patient herself. 

Visit their website:

Episode 16: Corrective Vitamins

October 1st, 2020


We're joined by Staff Dietitian Megan Koscinski to learn all about corrective supplements.

Episode 15: Mentally Surviving WLS During a Pandemic

September 15th, 2020


We're joined by Amy Walling from Bariatric Fusion and Priyanka Pulkur, MA, LPC the clinical director and one of the founders at Advantage Point …

Episode 14: A Patients Journey

September 1st, 2020


Today we are joined by Jodie Selino, who is 18 months post opt from her Gastric Sleeve Surgery. Today we talk about how her journey has progressed …

Mini-sode: Probiotics- What are they?

August 15th, 2020


We're on summer break this week, but we didn't want to leave you hanging! Ever wonder about probiotics and how they could benefit you after bariatric …

Episode 13: Protein After Surgery

August 1st, 2020


Megan Our Staff Dietitian fills us in on why protein is important after weight loss surgery.

Have questions for Megan? Email

Episode 12: Healthy Snacking After WLS

July 15th, 2020


Megan Our Staff Dietitian is back again.

Today she fills us in on healthy snacking tips after you’ve had weight loss surgery.

Have questions for Megan? Email

Episode 11: Dr. Nicole Basa & COVID-19

July 1st, 2020


Today we’re joined by Dr. Nicole Basa from Cedar Park Surgeons located just north of Austin Texas. Learn about her practice as well as about staying …

Episode 10: @JourneyOfaCurvyGirl (5 Months Post Op)

June 15th, 2020


Shelley is Back on the podcast! She may be more commonly known by her Instagram Handle @JourneyofaCurvyGirl. She last joined us 5 months ago as she was preparing for surgery. Now we have the opportunity to hear how it's …

BONUS: Fusion TV Support Group May 2020

June 8th, 2020


Join us for a special bonus episode, which is a rebroadcast of our May Facebook Live Support Group. We were joined by Bariatric Fusion CEO Marc McCabe. 

Episode 9: Hair Loss After Bariatric Surgery

June 1st, 2020


Today we're joined by Staff Dietitian Megan Koscinski to talk about hair loss after bariatric surgery.  Have a question for our dietitian? Email her at

Episode 8: Bariatric Weight Loss Family Online

May 15th, 2020


Today we sat down with Gail Reeves, Founder, and Owner of the Bariatric Weight Loss Family. They are a not-for-profit foundation that also offers an online Facebook support group for bariatric patients and has 20,000 …

BONUS: Fusion TV Support Group April 2020

May 8th, 2020


We’ve gone live with Fusion TV Facebook Live Support Groups. Listen now to this rebroadcast.

Episode 7: The ASMBS Foundation

May 1st, 2020


Today we are joined by a very special guest. Dr. Paul Enochs, President of the ASMBS Foundation. Learn about the foundation & its mission. They …

Episode 6: Working out with Holly Kerr

April 15th, 2020


Today we explore exercise with our friend Holly Kerr, a Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Nutrition Specialist and mom! Let's get …

Episode 4: The Road Map & Mental Readiness w/Nichole Pavlus

March 15th, 2020


Today we're joined by Nichole Pavlus a bariatric patient, former bariatric group facilitator and has her masters in the field of mental health. Today …

Episode 3: Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America (WLSFA)

March 1st, 2020


Today we're very excited to sit down with Laura the President & CEO of WLSFA to talk about their work in the bariatric community as well as their annual fundraiser that is being held in Las Vegas, April 17th-19th …

Episode 2: On the way to surgery with IG: @JourneyofaCurvyGirl

February 15th, 2020


Today we are joined by Shelley or more commonly known by her Instagram Handle @JourneyofaCurvyGirl. As she prepares for surgery we get to the bari-heart of what led her to choosing surgery, and her advice to others …

Episode 1: James Jones: My 600 lbs Life

February 1st, 2020


Today we're joined by co-host Amy Walling from Bariatric Fusion, and James Jones a cast member from the TLC Show My 600 lbs Life. James has lost over 500 lbs since starting his journey nearly 7 years ago. 

The Bari-Heart of It Trailer

January 13th, 2020


Welcome to the Bari-Heart of it, presented by Bariatric Fusion. Our goal? To get to the Bari-Heart of all things bariatric. New Episodes will be coming on the 1st and 15th of every month! 

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