Happy Father's Day


It has been pointed out to me that although I frequently do an acknowledgment of Mother's Day in my newsletter I have never done a Father's Day acknowledgment.

Now the reasons for this have been the subject of some speculation:  Is it because I myself do not have any children? (seems possible).  Is it because my parents divorced when I was quite young and my father was absent during my formative years? (also possible and no doubt Sigmund Freud would have quite a time analyzing me!).  Whatever the reason I will attempt to make amends this year by acknowledging Dear Old Dad.

My father lives in California so I won't be seeing him this Father's Day, but I will call him and I have plans to see him later this year.  In fact plane tickets are purchased already…..

After I decided I would write about Father's Day, I did what any self-respecting writer who has no idea to write would do….I did a Google search!

I can tell you, a lot has been written about Dad's…not all of it so positive I might add!  Having spent the last several hours surfing the net and reading a lot of writers reflections I can say that I think Dad's might be getting a bit of a bum rap!  Try it yourself…type "father's day reflections" or "Happy Father's Day" into Googles search engine and see what comes up.

For what it is worth I would say that if a man provides a roof over his families heads, an environment that is a refuge from a world that can seem chaotic and tumultuous, and three square meals a day….he got his job done and maybe that is being "only a Dad" but it is still something to be proud of.

As usual poet's often have a way of capturing these ideas in a great way…guess that is what makes them poet's!  This poem was written in 1916 (good to see some things don't change), by a poet named Edgar Guest and it is called:
Only A Dad

Only a dad with a tired face,
Coming home from the daily race,
Bringing little of gold or fame
To show how well he has played the game;
But glad in his heart that his own rejoice
To see him come and to hear his voice.

Only a dad with a brood of four,
One of ten million men or more
Plodding along in the daily strife,
Bearing the whips and the scorns of life,
With never a whimper of pain or hate,
For the sake of those who at home await.

Only a dad, neither rich nor proud,
Merely one of the surging crowd,
Toiling, striving from day to day,
Facing whatever may come his way,
Silent whenever the harsh condemn,
And bearing it all for the love of them.

Only a dad but he gives his all,
To smooth the way for his children small,
Doing with courage stern and grim
The deeds that his father did for him.
This is the line that for him I pen:
Only a dad, but the best of men.

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's!

From the Gut... by Glynn Fluitt
Mr. Fluitt is a patient that has graciously offered to contribute to the newsletter – his column is a welcomed addition to the GSBWC newsletter and its readers!


Lions and Tigers and Bears…Oh My!!!!!!!!


 I am constantly amazed at how life has turned around for me as an "ex-morbid".     In the days of old, I would travel to my corporate cafeteria and exclaim "OH!! Chicken Fried Steak!! Mac 'n Cheese!! COOKIES!!!!!!!!!!" I would proceed to load up my tray and spend almost 15 bucks at the register. Once I got to my table or back to my desk, I would relish every bite — very quickly. I would be miserable for some 'unknown' reason, yet yearn for another one of those great, fresh sugar cookies. MMMMmmmmmmmm!!!     Today I took note that I had the EXACT SAME REACTION!!! Except it went something like this:     "OH!! Edamame!!!! Look– Chick Peas!!! Turkey Chili!!! OH and grilled sliced chicken breast! QUINOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!"     I was actually very excited about each one of those! Shut UP!! Really? YES!!!     I loaded up my tray with each of them. I small cup of chili, 2 serving spoons of edamame and 1 of chick peas from the salad bar. 4 pieces of sliced chicken breast. And a small side of Quinoa. A FEAST!!! I couldn't wait to get back to my desk, I started eating the quinoa in the elevator.     I spent 6 bucks in the cafeteria. I ate a couple of pieces of the chicken breast, about half of the edamame/chick pea medley, a couple of spoons of the chili . .. . AND I'm DONE!!! I have enough food here to last me through dinner as well as the afternoon munchies. No trip to the pantry vending machine for me! No sir!!     Also in the cafeteria today was sticky white rice, fried chicken tenders, pasta in a cream sauce, kung pao beef, mashed potatoes.. . the "old" me would have thought he was in heaven. I look at it now and only pause to remember that I USED to eat that stuff . . . and I don't really miss it.   


(Now if I could just get as excited about water … sorry Dr. Bilof! 🙂 )     

Have fun.       


 Follow me @BariatricDude        

Happy Fathers Day and Summer Days!  A little BBQ is always a wonderful treat and easy to prepare.  Be sure to get your greens with side recipes found on our website!

BBQ Roasted Salmon
serves 4


    1/4 cup pineapple juice 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
    2 tablespoons brown sugar
    4 teaspoons chili powder 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
    3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon  


     Preheat oven to 400 degrees
      Combine first three ingredients in Ziploc bag.  
    Marinate in refrigerator for one hour, turning occasionally.  
    Remove salmon from bag and discard marinade.
    Combine remainder of ingredients and rub over fish.  
    Place the salmon fillets in baking dish coated with cooking spray.
     Bake for 12-15 minutes or until desired doneness.
     Serve with lemon slice garnish.


Calories: 225
 Fat: 6 grams
Protein: 34 grams
Carbohydrate: 7 grams
Cholesterol: 88 milligrams
Sodium: 407 milligrams
Sugar: 6 grams


Click Here for More Recipes to Enjoy!

Upcoming Free Seminars
The next Free Informational seminar is at our Millburn office on June27th 2012 at 6:30pm.  Dr. Yurcisin leads the discussion on weight loss, your surgical options and if 'Bariatric Surgery is Right for Me?'. To Find out more, simply click here for Dates and Locations of Seminars!  We welcome your guests and anyone that wants to know more about the benefits of bariatric surgery.

In This Issue Only a DadFrom the GutMarisol's Nutritional CornerEnd Quote

This Designation  is the 1st line of Defense for All Patients when looking for a Certified Center of Excellence Bariatric Surgeon.  GSBWC has proudly been Certified since we began our practice.

June News for the Team!

Sharon and Wendy are the 'newest' members of the full-time team a wonderful addition to our 5-star team! Many have commented and complimented both Sharon and Wendy for their care, bedside manner and willingness to support you before, during and after surgery.  We thank you for trusting them with your care and journey.  

June at GSBWC celebrates 3 birthdays for the team – and we wish them the happiest always:

Marisol – June 17th
Laurie – June 20th
Dominga June 27th

Upcoming Dates and Locations of Support Group in Your Area:

Next Support Group at ACC in Livingston is July 18th 2012 from 6pm to 7:30pm.   Elion Krok, M.D.; Internal Medicine and  Metabolic Specialist will be our distinguished guest speaker in July.  Support Groups are designed for YOU and what you need for sustainable weight loss and reclaimed health! Hope to see you there.


End Quote:
"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong."
Charles Wadworth
Thanks For Trusting Us with Your Health!



Yours in Good Health,
Michael Bilof, MD
Basil Yurcisin, MD


You may also like

The Time Machine

I was looking over the last several newsletters I've written and realized that I haven't really spent much time lately talking about bariatric surgery and the