Weight Loss Surgery Benefits: Type II Diabetes

A new study that was printed in the Journal of the American Medical Association in June II014 and reported by HealthDay News shows that weight loss surgery has a more positive impact on patients with Type II Diabetes than just Read More →

Study Shows Sleeve Gastrectomy May Not Relieve Chronic Heartburn

According to a study published February 5 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy does not help GERD symptoms like first thought. The study looked at nearly 39,000 patients found that while traditional gastric bypass surgery Read More →

Obesity Leads to Vitamin D Deficiency, Study Suggests

According to a study by the UCL Institute of Child Health, obesity can lead to Vitamin D deficiency. The lead investigator of the study, Dr. Elina Hypponen, believes that efforts that help to tackle the obesity epidemic would also help Read More →

Weight Loss Surgery Patients May Need To Pay Close Attention to Post-Op Diet and Nutrition

According to a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center, some patients may need to take dietary supplements and pay attention to their diet before then first thought. This study, published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine, evaluated a group of Read More →

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Eliminates Certification Requirements for Bariatric Surgery Centers

According to the agency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have determined that the need for certification requirement for bariatric surgery facilities does not improve health outcomes. Therefore, they have decided to remove this requirement. The decision is highly Read More →

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy May Lead to Better Chance of Transplant in Obese Patients

According to a study by the University of California – San Francisco School of Medicine, morbidly obese patients with end-stage organ failure may have an increased change of successful transplantation after a sleeve gastrectomy. Though the study only examined 26 Read More →
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