What is Bariatric Surgery?

By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD Exercise and diet alone often fails to effectively treat people with extreme and excessive obesity. Bariatric surgery is an operation that is performed in order to help such individuals lose weight. Evidence suggests that bariatric surgery may lower death rates for patients with severe obesity, especially when coupled with healthy […]

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Contour surgery: benefits of post-operative abdominoplasty

Post-bariatric surgery abdominoplasty (also known as a tummy tuck) can provide additional weight loss to overweight patients, are medically necessary in some cases, and contribute to improvements in the quality of life for patients. Warning patients of the additional costs that may come later, once the weight is lost, or recommending abdominoplasty be listed as […]

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Bariatric Diet: What & How to Eat

Reviewed by: Nancy DeLuca, RD The right bariatric diet and proper bariatric eating techniques can mean the difference between success and failure.  They will help you avoid complications and maximize short and long-term weight loss. – See more at: http://www.bariatric-surgery-source.com/bariatric-diet.html#sthash.c1CL9E4D.dpuf Bariatric Diet Before Surgery   Getting into the right diet plan before surgery and sticking […]

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Informed patient choice: Study to help patients decide operation of choice

A new study will allow researchers to work with patient focus groups to develop an electronic survey tool that will measures the issues that patients care most about one year after weight-loss surgery. Patients report how well they are doing via patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). Across the US, all hospitals that are accredited to do […]

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Abdominoplasty: Risk from combined procedures

Abdominoplasty has a higher risk of major complications than other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, according to a study ‘Abdominoplasty: Risk Factors, Complication Rates, and Safety of Combined Procedures’, in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, ASPS). The paper found that complication risk is particularly […]

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How bariatric surgery reduces sugar cravings

Bariatric surgery curbs the sweet tooth by acting on the brain’s reward system, according to a study, ‘Striatal Dopamine Links Gastrointestinal Rerouting to Altered Sweet Appetite’, published in the journal Cell Metabolism. The researchers found that gastrointestinal bypass surgery, reduced sugar-seeking behaviour in mice by reducing the release of a reward chemical called dopamine in […]

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Complications and re-hospitalisation after RYGB

Post-operative complications Credit: Samuel Bendet, US Air Force The symptoms most commonly leading to healthcare contact after RYGB surgery were abdominal pain, fatigue and anaemia The prevalence of symptoms such as abdominal pain and fatigue after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery are were high and nearly one-third of patients hospitalised, according to a study published […]

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The Father of Bariatric Surgery Discusses Diabetes

|  A Message from Dr. Edward E. Mason The “Father of Bariatric Surgery,” Dr. Edward E. Mason founded The American Society for Bariatric Surgery in 1983 in Iowa City, Iowa. He was the first president of the ASBS and was instrumental in developing the International Bariatric Surgery Registry. He continues to dedicate his life to […]

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Bariatric complications treated effectively by endoscopy

Endoscopy offers a less invasive approach and helps to treat many of the complications from bariatric surgery, according to Dr Matthew Kroh, Director of Surgical Endoscopy and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. In a wide-ranging presentation at the Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium, in Red Rock, Nevada, Kroh discussed […]

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