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Women have lower risk of developing heart disease after bariatric surgery than men, research shows

Women have lower risk of developing heart disease after bariatric surgery than men, research shows

Women have about a 20 percent less chance of developing heart disease after weight-loss surgery than men, according to new research presented today at ObesityWeek 2016, the largest international event focused on the basic science, clinical application and prevention and treatment of obesity. [More]
New quality improvement program reduces hospital readmission rates for weight-loss surgery patients

New quality improvement program reduces hospital readmission rates for weight-loss surgery patients

While the average hospital saw 30-day readmission rates for weight-loss surgery patients drop by about 14 percent, some hospitals had reductions as much as 32 percent after implementing a new quality improvement program, according to new research presented today at ObesityWeek 2016, the largest international event focused on the basic science, clinical application and prevention and treatment of obesity. [More]
NDSU investigator receives $3.7 million grant for bariatric surgery research

NDSU investigator receives $3.7 million grant for bariatric surgery research

Some patients who undergo weight loss surgery to combat obesity don't lose the pounds they expect or they gain weight back. A team of researchers at seven institutions across the United States is working to find out why. [More]
Researchers report safety of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy from nationwide bariatric registry

Researchers report safety of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy from nationwide bariatric registry

By analyzing information included in the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program database, the largest bariatric-specific nationwide registry, researchers found that laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a safe procedure with a low morbidity rate. [More]
Study shows link between RYGB surgery in obese patients and sustained long-term weight loss

Study shows link between RYGB surgery in obese patients and sustained long-term weight loss

Obese patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) lost much more weight than those who did not and were able to sustain most of this weight loss 10 years after surgery, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery. [More]
Chemoradiotherapy and post-operative chemotherapy provide similar outcomes in gastric cancer patients

Chemoradiotherapy and post-operative chemotherapy provide similar outcomes in gastric cancer patients

Post-operative treatment intensification with chemoradiotherapy does not achieve better outcomes when compared to post-operative chemotherapy in patients with gastric cancer who have already undergone pre-operative chemotherapy, according to phase III data presented at the ESMO 18th World Congress of Gastrointestinal Cancer in Barcelona, Spain. [More]
Weight reduction surgery improves serum lipids in obese patients

Weight reduction surgery improves serum lipids in obese patients

Fifty years after the first reported partial-ileal bypass, metabolic surgery has an established role in achieving weight loss and reducing cardiovascular death in obese patients. [More]
Sleeve gastrectomy can give optimal outcomes even in sweet eaters

Sleeve gastrectomy can give optimal outcomes even in sweet eaters

Sleeve gastrectomy is a novel bariatric surgical procedure showing promising weight loss results, even among individuals classified as moderate or severe sweet eaters before the surgery. [More]
UC San Diego Health offers safe weight loss option for patients

UC San Diego Health offers safe weight loss option for patients

Patients seeking rapid but safe weight loss have a new option at the Bariatric Metabolic Institute at UC San Diego Health. During an outpatient procedure, surgeons place an adjustable saline balloon in the stomach. The volume and shape of the balloon take up space in the stomach, which encourages food portion control. The device, called Orbera, has been shown to reduce total body weight by 10 percent. [More]
Weight-loss surgery improves metabolic health of mothers, but harms offspring later in life

Weight-loss surgery improves metabolic health of mothers, but harms offspring later in life

Studies show that weight-loss surgery can boost fertility in women and reduce the risk of pregnancy complications that commonly occur in obese women, such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. While weight loss surgery improves the metabolic health of mothers, new findings to be presented at Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases: Physiology and Gender support that such surgery has negative consequences on children born after the procedure. [More]
New Cleveland Clinic study shows bariatric surgery is safe option for managing type 2 diabetes in overweight or mildly obese patients

New Cleveland Clinic study shows bariatric surgery is safe option for managing type 2 diabetes in overweight or mildly obese patients

Weight-loss surgery, long considered a treatment largely reserved for people with severe obesity, may also be a good and safe option for the treatment of uncontrolled type 2 diabetes in those who are overweight or have mild to moderate obesity, according to researchers from Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. [More]

Touch Surgery Officially The Largest Worldwide Community Of Surgeons Practicing Surgery Virtually

Digital Surgical Simulator Touch Surgery Collaborates with Experts Surgeons at International Institutions (Stanford, Yale, Dartmouth, Vanderbilt, Imperial College London, Singapore National Eye Center & Others) to Create Simulations of Surgical Best Practices. [More]
Weight-loss surgery may be safe for managing type 2 diabetes in patients with mild obesity

Weight-loss surgery may be safe for managing type 2 diabetes in patients with mild obesity

Weight-loss surgery, long considered a treatment largely reserved for people with severe obesity, may also be a good and safe option for the treatment of uncontrolled type 2 diabetes in those who are overweight or have mild to moderate obesity, according to researchers from Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. [More]
Study: Sleeve gastrectomy becomes the most popular weight-loss surgery method in America

Study: Sleeve gastrectomy becomes the most popular weight-loss surgery method in America

Sleeve gastrectomy, a procedure where surgeons remove about 80 percent of the stomach, has become the most popular method of weight-loss surgery in America, surpassing laparoscopic gastric bypass, which had been the most common procedure for decades, according to researchers from Cleveland Clinic. [More]
Bariatric surgery results in substantial weight loss in overweight children with Prader-Willi syndrome

Bariatric surgery results in substantial weight loss in overweight children with Prader-Willi syndrome

Obesity is a leading cause of complications and death in children suffering from Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), yet there are few effective treatment options for these patients. In a new study published in Surgery for Obesity and Related Disease researchers found that bariatric surgery, specifically laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), resulted in substantial weight loss with no apparent adverse effect on growth in a small group of severely overweight patients with PWS. [More]
New Rush Center for Obesity and Bariatric Surgery opens

New Rush Center for Obesity and Bariatric Surgery opens

Being overweight or obese isn't a cosmetic problem. These conditions greatly raise your risk for other health problems including heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, some cancers and other chronic issues. [More]
Bariatric surgery can significantly reduce urinary incontinence

Bariatric surgery can significantly reduce urinary incontinence

For severely obese people, bariatric surgery may have a benefit besides dramatic weight loss: it can also substantially reduce urinary incontinence. [More]
Medtronic's new GastriSail gastric positioning system combines benefits of three devices into one

Medtronic's new GastriSail gastric positioning system combines benefits of three devices into one

Furthering its commitment to fight obesity with innovative bariatric surgical solutions, Medtronic now offers the GastriSail(TM) gastric positioning system to help promote more consistent sleeve creation and greater procedural efficiency(1) within the sleeve gastrectomy procedure, the most commonly performed weight loss procedure in the U.S. [More]
DDW 2015: Experts explore efficacy of Stretta therapy for treating chronic GERD patients

DDW 2015: Experts explore efficacy of Stretta therapy for treating chronic GERD patients

A special presentation at Digestive Disease Week 2015 featured GERD experts weighing in on their successful experience using Stretta therapy to treat challenging patient populations suffering from GERD. [More]
Study explores non-biological factors that may cause fewer men to seek bariatric surgery

Study explores non-biological factors that may cause fewer men to seek bariatric surgery

A new study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has identified demographic, socioeconomic and cultural factors that contribute to a major gender disparity among U.S. men and women undergoing weight loss surgeries. Men undergo the surgeries in far lower numbers than women. [More]
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