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Surgery for obesity now covered by Medicare

Surgery for obesity now covered by Medicare

Boy with rare swallowing disorder has robotic surgery at UIC

Boy with rare swallowing disorder has robotic surgery at UIC

UIC surgeons first to use robot for living-donor kidney-pancreas transplant

UIC surgeons first to use robot for living-donor kidney-pancreas transplant

Uptake of obesity surgery devices to rise as obese population increases

Uptake of obesity surgery devices to rise as obese population increases

There will be nearly ten times as many operations performed for weight loss in 2005 as there were in 1998

There will be nearly ten times as many operations performed for weight loss in 2005 as there were in 1998

Gastric bypass surgery may not be the most effective surgery in producing weight loss

Gastric bypass surgery may not be the most effective surgery in producing weight loss

Severe hypoglycemia - complication of gastric bypass surgery

Severe hypoglycemia - complication of gastric bypass surgery

Robotic laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery

Robotic laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery

A new study shows that the number of Americans who had weight-loss surgery quadrupled between 1998 and 2002

A new study shows that the number of Americans who had weight-loss surgery quadrupled between 1998 and 2002

Gastric bypass patients fare better as surgical procedures increase

Gastric bypass patients fare better as surgical procedures increase

Live laparoscopic banding surgery to be broadcast over the World Wide Web

Live laparoscopic banding surgery to be broadcast over the World Wide Web

Elderly patients can safely undergo gastric bypass surgery

Elderly patients can safely undergo gastric bypass surgery

Bariatric surgery for severely obese patients leads to weight loss and improves insulin sensitivity

Bariatric surgery for severely obese patients leads to weight loss and improves insulin sensitivity

Study clearly showed the benefit of weight loss in terms of pain, function and quality of life

Study clearly showed the benefit of weight loss in terms of pain, function and quality of life

Weight loss surgery reduces components of  metabolic syndrome in obese patients

Weight loss surgery reduces components of metabolic syndrome in obese patients

The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori is high among patients about to undergo weight loss surgery

The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori is high among patients about to undergo weight loss surgery

Some patients who undergo treatment considered to be the last resort for severe obesity can develop peripheral neuropathy

Some patients who undergo treatment considered to be the last resort for severe obesity can develop peripheral neuropathy

Surgical treatment for morbid obesity helps prevent hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and obstructive sleep apnea

Surgical treatment for morbid obesity helps prevent hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and obstructive sleep apnea

Surgery for extremely obese patients may be more effective for weight reduction

Surgery for extremely obese patients may be more effective for weight reduction

Massive weight loss patients should be aware that body contouring may require surgeons to address the entire body circumferentially

Massive weight loss patients should be aware that body contouring may require surgeons to address the entire body circumferentially