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Weight loss surgery: 'Not everyone lives happily ever After'

The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery state that the number of weight loss surgeries in the US increased from 13,000 in 1998 to over 200,000 in 2008. Reasons for undergoing weight loss surgery can range from health needs to the desire for a confidence boost. But new research …

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The Fat Belly Burden,Can Bariatric Surgery is a Good Option as a Last Resort

can raise your risks for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. And belly fat can be a sign of something more: Metabolic syndrome, a group of health problems that include too much fat around the waist, elevated blood pressure, blood sugar, triglycerides, and low “good” HDL cholesterol — all boosting your …

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Addiction a Risk After Bariatric Surgery

People who undergo weight loss surgery may be at risk of addictive behaviors such as drug or alcohol abuse and cigarette smoking. The study, by Alexis Conason, PsyD, of the New York Obesity Research Center, and colleagues also found a link between a specific operation, laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, …

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Common Complications After Surgery.Nobody Tells You About Bariatric Surgery

Even though it’s planned and well-intentioned, the basic fact is that when you have bariatric surgery, someone is cutting through your skin and tinkering with your insides. Your body is going to react to that, just like it does when you accidentally cut or bump yourself. Often, your doctor can give …

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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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