Bariatric Surgery Articles & Stories

Minimally Invasive Bariatric Techniques Found Cheaper and Safer than Open Surgery

Minimally Invasive Bariatric Techniques Found Cheaper and Safer than Open Surgery

Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedures are safer and cheaper than open surgery procedures, according to research published in the journal Archives of Surgery. Open surgery involves making a large abdominal incision. The authors claim that this is the first study to compare minimally ... Read More


Fewer Medications Required for Diabetes Patients Who Undergo Bariatric Surgery

Fewer Medications Required for Diabetes Patients Who Undergo Bariatric Surgery

Patients with type 2 diabetes who underwent bariatric surgery appear to require significantly less medication and incur considerably lower health costs, according to a report published in the Archives of Surgery. Bariatric surgery is procedure performed on the stomach and/or intestines to aid ... Read More


Patients See Fewer Deaths and Cardiovascular Events as a Result of Bariatric Surgery

Patients See Fewer Deaths and Cardiovascular Events as a Result of Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery can lead to a reduction in cardiovascular deaths and events, including heart attack and stroke amongst obese individuals, according to an issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read More


Bariatric Surgery More Effective Than Standard Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

Bariatric Surgery More Effective Than Standard Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

Bariatric surgery is substantially better at treating individuals with severe type 2 diabetes compared to standard medical therapies, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More


Exercise Improves the Lives of Bariatric Surgery Patients

Exercise Improves the Lives of Bariatric Surgery Patients

Individuals who were engaged in regular physical activity following bariatric surgery lost more weight and found better overall health and vitality and less depression and anxiety compared with those who were inactive, according to a recent study. Read More


Bariatric Surgery Helps Avoid Pregnancy Complications

Bariatric Surgery Helps Avoid Pregnancy Complications

Women who have undergone dramatic weight loss following bariatric surgery have faced fewer pregnancy and delivery issues and fewer newborn complications when compared to obese mothers. The investigation analyzed data from 75 clinical studies and found that pregnant women who had undergone weig... Read More


Bariatric Surgery Triggers Reversal of Type 2 Diabetes

Bariatric Surgery Triggers Reversal of Type 2 Diabetes

Safe and effective procedures to control type 2 diabetes in those who are morbidly obese are bariatric surgery techniques that constrict the gastrointestinal tract, according to an authority in the field. Assistant professor of surgery, Gregory F. Dakin claims that bariatric surgery can contro... Read More


Bariatric Surgery Can Be a Life Saving Procedure

Bariatric Surgery Can Be a Life Saving Procedure

Is bariatric surgery effective for reducing mortality? Well, according to two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine, weight loss following bariatric surgery can reduce mortality as much as 40% in the decade following the procedure. A third additional study has found that wei... Read More


Novel Approaches for Treating Obesity

Novel Approaches for Treating Obesity

Scientists have been looking for non-invaisve ways to combat obesity by studying the hormone ghrelin that controls appetite - the signal that tells us we are hungry and should eat. Read More


Watch your Alcohol Intake, Gastric Bypass Patients

Watch your Alcohol Intake, Gastric Bypass Patients

Gastric bypass patients are educated about food and the importance of limiting their food intake and practicing careful moderation. However a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, shows that gastric bypass patients need to be careful with their alcohol intake ... Read More


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