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BMI Thanksgiving Feast Recipes

The Arkansas Heart Hospital Bariatric & Metabolic Institute (BMI) cooks up a delicious BMI-friendly Thanksgiving feast. Dishes include roasted cornish hens with herbed gravy, southern dressing, cheesy broccoli “rice” casserole, cranberry sauce, rolls and pumpkin spoonbread. Watch the BMI team cook live from the kitchen below, and find a shopping list, ingredients, instructions and nutrition…Read more

BMI Surgery Saves Patient’s Vocal Cords: Kelly’s Story

Meet Kelly, a patient at the Arkansas Heart Hospital Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (BMI), who under went gastric bypass surgery with Dr. Fuller.  “In my early 20s, I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism after a 30-pound weight gain. From that moment on, my weight has been a struggle.   After having two children, it became even harder to try to lose weight. I…Read more

BMI Patient Inspired by Wife’s Weight Loss Success: Timothy’s Story

Timothy shares his journey with the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute after being inspired by his wife’s own gastric bypass surgery at Arkansas Heart Hospital.  “On and off through the years, I battled depression. And eating was always my go-to comfort.  I had always been big but tried not to let it bother me that I was big. People commented on my size through the years, and it added up over time. Even while in…Read more