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New Weight Loss Surgery May Be Less Risky And Costly

A new type of weight-loss procedure offers an alternative to traditional bariatric surgery for people who are mildly to moderately obese, researchers report. The procedure is called endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, and it involves using an endoscope — a flexible tube inserted through the mouth — rather than making an incision …

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Change in Pain and Physical Function Following Bariatric Surgery for Severe Obesity

Importance  The variability and durability of improvements in pain and physical function following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) are not well described. Objectives  To report changes in pain and physical function in the first 3 years following bariatric surgery, and to identify factors associated with …

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Coumadin Dosage Requirements in Post Bariatric Surgery Patients

The percentage of individuals suffering from obesity in the United States has increased tremendously over the past few years. More than one-third (34.9%, or 78.6 million) of US adults are obese.1 In a study conducted by Finkelstein et al, the medical costs of obesity were estimated to be as high …

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Final stampede results: Glycemic Benefits of Bariatric surgery Persist Over Time

In the final, five-year follow-up report from the influential STAMPEDE trial, Cleveland Clinic research shows that bariatric surgery’s beneficial effects on blood glucose control in mild and moderately obese patients with type 2 diabetes may persist for up to five years, with the advantage over diabetes medications-only approach widening over …

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Do The Benefits Of Weight Loss Surgery Really Last

Weight-loss surgery helps people drop a significant amount of weight, and now a new study confirms that much of the weight appears to stay off for at least 10 years. “This study suggests that patients interested in bariatric surgery, especially gastric bypass surgery, should be able to lose a significant …

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Facts About Body Contouring Surgery.For People Who Have Lost Very Large Amounts Of Weight

When you lose 100 pounds or more, what happens to the extra skin? For many, the answer lies in body-contouring surgery. When author Frances Kuffel reached her goal weight — after losing more than 200 pounds — she didn’t even realize how far she’d come. “I kept thinking ‘I’m still …

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Weight Loss Surgery: Steps to Get Started

Weight loss surgery serves as one of the best tools to achieve significant, long-term weight loss. Before going into surgery, eligibility guidelines must first be considered. Bariatric surgery involves a major life change; therefore, several factors are taken into account when determining eligibility, including: – Have a Body Mass Index …

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The 9 Most Important Bariatric Surgery Outcomes

British researchers have published a “core outcome set” (COS) comprising the nine most important outcomes in bariatric and metabolic surgery clinical trials, including the hoped-for benefits as well as complications. In collaboration with healthcare providers and patients who underwent bariatric surgery, lead author Karen D. Coulman, PhD, RD, of the …

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Bariatric Surgery: Best Diet Advice

If you’re in a constant battle with obesity, you may have given some thought to bariatric surgery. Chances are, you’re also wondering how your diet will change before and after surgery. Here are the facts from a registered dietitian. What to do before bariatric surgery Continue Reading on next Page

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