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Morbidly Obese Individuals May See Migraine Relief with Bariatric Surgery

Morbidly Obese Individuals May See Migraine Relief with Bariatric Surgery

Researchers from the University of Iowa revealed that 90% of morbidly obese patients who suffered from migraines and underwent bariatric surgery achieved partial or total relief from their condition. Three years following their operation, 70% of patients never experienced a migraine again whil... Read More


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


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


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


Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman May 1, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman May 1, 2009

The study, published by the American Physiological Society in the Journal of Applied Physiology, describes a three times greater risk of experiencing a stroke or dying, compared to people with similar health but without sleep apnea. What the study did not say though is that the vast majority ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman, MD April 22, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman, MD April 22, 2009

The latest study reported at the American Heart Association's Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention annual conference confirms what we are seeing all around us - our children are getting fatter.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us that 24 percent of... Read More


Bariatric Surgery Found to Lower Risk of Death

Bariatric Surgery Found to Lower Risk of Death

Obesity is on the rise, and so are associated health risks like diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and sleep apnea. Although once believed to be a risky and rare procedure, bariatric surgery is becoming a prevalent option for people who suffer from morbid obesity. Over 175... Read More


Obesity and Weight Loss Surgery

Obesity and Weight Loss Surgery

Severe obesity is a chronic condition that is difficult to treat through diet and exercise alone. Bariatric surgery is one of the best options for people who are severely obese and cannot lose weight by traditional means or who suffer from serious obesity-related health problems. The surgery ... Read More


Growing Number of Patients Opt for Gastric Banding

Growing Number of Patients Opt for Gastric Banding

Millions of us are fighting the battle of the bulge. While diet and exercise work, for many it doesn't cut it. But aggressive surgery is too much for most. This is really intended for those considered morbidly, or extremely obese, so much so it's an immediate risk to one's health. Now, maybe,... Read More



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