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Gastric bypass surgery provides better results than gastric banding

Gastric bypass surgery provides better results than gastric banding

Gastric bypass surgery has better outcomes than gastric banding for long-term weight loss, controlling type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, and lowering cholesterol levels, according to a new review by UT Southwestern Medical Center surgeons of nearly 30 long-term studies comparing the two types of bariatric procedures. [More]
Accreditation of bariatric surgery centers contributes to improved safety for patients

Accreditation of bariatric surgery centers contributes to improved safety for patients

Patients who underwent weight loss operations in recent years, when most bariatric surgical centers were accredited, had fewer postoperative complications and were 2.3 times less likely to die in the hospital than patients who had bariatric procedures performed before a national movement toward facility accreditation was taking place, according to new study findings. [More]
Researchers examine role of blocking vagus nerve in weight loss

Researchers examine role of blocking vagus nerve in weight loss

Among patients with morbid obesity, blocking the vagus nerve, which plays a role with appetite and metabolism, did not meet pre-specified efficacy objectives compared to a control group, although the intervention did result in greater weight loss, according to a study in the September 3 issue of JAMA. [More]
Bariatric surgery can provide valuable benefits to the brain

Bariatric surgery can provide valuable benefits to the brain

At bariatric facilities like Dr. Feiz and Associates, the life-changing benefits of bariatric surgery, including reduced risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and endocrine disorders are well established. [More]
Ethicon unveils three new devices at IFSO 2014 to address unique challenges of bariatric procedures

Ethicon unveils three new devices at IFSO 2014 to address unique challenges of bariatric procedures

Ethicon is introducing three new endocutter and energy products designed to help address the unique challenges of bariatric procedures such as sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. [More]
New study shows that bariatric patients face lower cancer risks

New study shows that bariatric patients face lower cancer risks

A new study published in the journal Obesity Surgery indicates that bariatric patients benefit from a significantly decreased risk of cancer compared to other obese patients. [More]
Adults with Type 2 diabetes achieve better blood glucose control after sleeve gastrectomy surgery

Adults with Type 2 diabetes achieve better blood glucose control after sleeve gastrectomy surgery

Adults with Type 2 diabetes achieve better blood glucose (sugar) control two years after undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy than do patients who receive standard medical diabetes care without this weight loss surgery, a new study finds. [More]
New prescription weight-loss medication combines antidepressant with addiction medication

New prescription weight-loss medication combines antidepressant with addiction medication

A new prescription weight-loss medication that combines a popular antidepressant with a medication for addiction will be reviewed by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for potential approval. [More]
Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care earns ACS BSCN Accreditation

Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care earns ACS BSCN Accreditation

The Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care is designated a Level 1 facility under the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). [More]
Bile acids could be a new target for treating obesity and diabetes, say researchers

Bile acids could be a new target for treating obesity and diabetes, say researchers

Bariatric surgery has positive effects not only on weight loss but also on diabetes and heart disease. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy and University of Cincinnati have shown that the health benefits are not caused by a reduction in the stomach size but by increased levels of bile acids in the blood. [More]
Bariatric surgery more effective than intensive medical therapy for managing type 2 diabetes

Bariatric surgery more effective than intensive medical therapy for managing type 2 diabetes

​Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy - two of the most commonly used bariatric surgeries - are more effective than intensive medical therapy alone when it comes to managing uncontrolled type 2 diabetes in overweight or obese patients after three years, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]
Bariatric surgery patients report better quality of life

Bariatric surgery patients report better quality of life

A study by Cleveland Clinic researchers shows bariatric surgery is a highly effective and durable treatment for type 2 diabetes in obese patients, enabling nearly all surgical patients to be free of insulin and many to be free of all diabetic medications three years after surgery. [More]
Gastric bypass better than gastrectomy for GERD relief

Gastric bypass better than gastrectomy for GERD relief

Patients who are about to undergo bariatric surgery may be better off having a gastric bypass than a sleeve gastrectomy if they also suffer from heartburn, results of a large US analysis suggest. [More]
Patients undergone bariatric surgery may need to pay closer attention to nutritional intake

Patients undergone bariatric surgery may need to pay closer attention to nutritional intake

Patients who have had bariatric surgery may need to take dietary supplements and pay closer attention to their nutritional intake, a UT Southwestern Medical Center study suggests. [More]

Beverly Hills Physicians offer free informational seminars to adults interested in surgical weight loss

Many of the patients seen by the board-certified bariatric surgeons at Beverly Hills Physicians come to an initial consultation feeling as though they've reached the end of their rope trying to lose weight. [More]
Bariatric surgeon educates patients about bariatric surgeries to achieve healthy weight

Bariatric surgeon educates patients about bariatric surgeries to achieve healthy weight

While many Americans make New Year's resolutions focused on self-improvement, those who are overweight or obese likely prioritize getting down to a healthy weight. [More]
Gastric bypass and cardiovascular disease risk: an interview with Dr. Brethauer, Cleveland Clinic

Gastric bypass and cardiovascular disease risk: an interview with Dr. Brethauer, Cleveland Clinic

Gastric bypass surgery is a type of bariatric operation that results in weight loss and stimulates metabolic effects that treat diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension. [More]
Obesity is an expensive problem, says bariatric surgeon

Obesity is an expensive problem, says bariatric surgeon

As a preeminent expert in the field of obesity surgery, board-certified bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S, has personally seen the physical, emotional and financial toll that obesity takes on his patients. [More]
Novartis to present updates on broad cancer portfolio at ASH and SABCS symposiums

Novartis to present updates on broad cancer portfolio at ASH and SABCS symposiums

Novartis will present updates on its broad cancer portfolio with more than 240 abstracts at the upcoming American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting and CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). [More]
Bariatric surgery can potentially reverse type 2 diabetes

Bariatric surgery can potentially reverse type 2 diabetes

Although obesity is a notoriously difficult disease to treat conservatively, there is hope. Board-certified bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, MD, FACS recommends weight loss surgery as a solution for morbidly obese adults who want to get healthy once and for all. [More]