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Gastric bypass surgery

Gastric bypass procedures, also called GBP, are any of a group of similar operations that first divides the stomach into a small upper pouch and a much larger lower "remnant" pouch and then re-arranges the small intestine to connect to both.

The Gastric bypass surgery is prescribed to treat morbid obesity (defined as a body mass index greater than 40), type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and other comorbid conditions.

Those who have undergone gastric bypass surgery eat less high fat food. A study in July 2011 revealed that Gastric bypass surgery alters people's food preferences.

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Knoxville Weight Loss Surgeon Discusses New Clinical Study on Prevention of Nutritional Deficiencies After Bariatric Surgery
Weight loss surgery is designed to help patients who suffer from severe obesity lose weight and reduce serious risks to their health. These surgical procedures alter the patient's GI tract either by creating restriction or malabsorption along with significantly altering the gut hormones leading to dramatic weight loss. Dr. Stephen G

New Haven Bariatric Surgeon Details Nutrition Requirements Following Gastric Bypass Surgery
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 78.6 million Americans are currently obese. The organization indicates that obesity is linked with many of the leading causes of preventable death, including heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers. Dr

New Haven Bariatric Surgeon Compares Popular Weight Loss Techniques
Obese and overweight patients who have struggled to lose weight using conservative methods now enjoy a wide selection of highly effective surgical procedures; however, the multitude of options can make the decision-making process more complicated, explains Dr. Rishi Ramlogan, a bariatric surgeon in New Haven

Alexandria Weight Loss Surgeon Discusses Results of New Gastric Sleeve Surgery Study
According to an article in the monthly newspaper General Surgery News, a recent study by Carlin et al in Annals of Surgery (2013;257:791-797; editorial 798-799) showed that laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve surgery, favorably compared to laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Gastric Bypass Surgery Offers Antidiabetic Benefits, Reveals New Haven Bariatric Surgeon
According to the National Institutes of Health, obesity is a significant risk factor for the development and advancement of type 2 diabetes (T2D) -- the most common form of diabetes. Dr. Rishi Ramlogan, a weight loss surgeon in New Haven area, says that patients typically seek out bariatric surgery to address excess weight and the health issues associated with a high body mass index (BMI)

Obesity Is a Disease -- Knoxville Weight Loss Surgeon Discusses the AMA's Recent Classification
Last year, the American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease. As obesity rates climb, the new classification can potentially have a major impact on the nation's approach to care for the millions of people in the U.S. who are affected by the condition. Dr

Phoenix Bariatric Surgeon Uses Gastric Bypass Technique for Increased Patient Comfort
Dr. Kurt Sprunger, an Arizona bariatric surgeon, views doctor-patient communication, health education, and ongoing support as the keys to addressing the challenge of severe obesity. This communication, education, and support begins before Dr. Sprunger's patients even enter the Phoenix Bariatric Center, his private practice. Dr

Free Weight Loss Surgery Seminar in Montreal, Canada Hosted by Mexico Bariatric Center
Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC), a provider of affordable weight loss surgery, offers a free weight loss surgery seminar in Montreal, Canada. Learn everything you need to know about obesity and what it takes to achieve a healthier you through weight loss surgery.

Bariatric Telemedicine Helps Keep the Weight Off
An overwhelming majority of Americans are currently dieting or exercising in an attempt to lose or maintain weight, yet a whopping 93 percent admit to struggling with their goals. For the more than one-third of Americans plagued by obesity, that effort is even more challenging

Keys to Success After Weight Loss Surgery: How Patients Can Avoid Unhealthy Addictions
For an individual's weight loss surgery to be successful long-term, he or she must also commit to adopting a new lifestyle equipped with behavioral and eating changes

Chicago Bariatric Surgeons Stress Importance of Facility Accreditation Despite Recent Medicare Decision
The surgical team at Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center (SSCS) is committed to offering the highest quality of bariatric surgery possible. This means staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field and meeting strict safety standards

ArborMetrix Integrates Groundbreaking Surgical Video Analysis Into Performance Measurement Platform
ArborMetrix, Inc., a leading provider of real-time healthcare analytics, today became the first company to integrate surgical video analysis capabilities into a cloud-based reporting and analytics platform.

Dallas Weight Loss Surgeons Highlight State-of-the-Art Office in Colleyville
Dr. David D. Kim, a Dallas bariatric surgeon, and Dr. Bridget Holden, a Kim Bariatric Institute (KBI) certified weight loss surgeon, each have devoted their surgical careers to the fight against obesity. Recently, they provided some insight into the unique attributes of their weight loss surgery practice, Kim Bariatric Institute. Located in Colleyville, TX, Dr

Richmond Plastic Surgeon on Two Body Contouring Perspectives
Board-certified Richmond plastic surgeon Dr. Neil Zemmel seeks to provide his patients with safe, effective procedures that yield natural-looking results and boost self-confidence. At Richmond Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Zemmel specializes in body contouring procedures including tummy tuck surgery and liposuction

EnteroMedics' Late Stage Treatment Takes on Obesity Epidemic
Our focus turns to EnteroMedics, which offers a new treatment approach currently in Phase III clinical trials, designed to help morbidly obese people lose weight.

Houston Bariatric Surgeons Say Weight Loss Surgery Insurance Improves Patient Care
At Texas Laparoscopic Consultants, a Houston weight loss surgery practice, Drs. Sherman Yu and Terry Scarborough understand that many patients are self-conscious about their weight and have trouble slimming down through traditional weight loss methods. The doctors provide patients with a number of weight loss surgery treatments to help them live a longer, more fruitful and healthy life

Suburban Surgical Care Specialists Notice Increase in Gastric Sleeve
The bariatric surgeons at Suburban Surgical Care Specialists and Kane Center have recently noticed an increased demand for gastric sleeve procedures. Dr. Peter C. Rantis, Jr., a surgeon at Suburban Surgical Care Specialists, observes that gastric sleeve procedures have been rising in popularity at his practice as people become aware of the option

Weight Loss Surgeons in Washington, DC to Host Patient Reunion
The Washington, DC weight loss surgeons of Bluepoint Surgical Group have announced they will be hosting a patient reunion to celebrate the successes of their past and present bariatric patients. The event will be held from 6:30-8:30 PM on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 in the Hylton Education Center at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center

Modified weight loss surgery provides Type 2 diabetes reversal
An endocrinologist from India has suggested that modified bariatric surgery such as sleeve gastrectomy should be considered at an earlier stage of Type 2 diabetes, rather than as a last resort.

Weight-loss surgery may help abolish alcohol cravings
Gastric bypass surgery not only rid people of their fat, but it also reduces their desire for alcohol, researchers have found.ome people opt going under the knife to decrease the size of their stomach.

Weight-loss surgery may help reverse diabetes
Overweight, diabetic patients who undergo bariatric surgery may achieve considerable improvement or remission of their diabetes, a new study has revealed.

Losing fat may improve gums
Losing extra pounds may help our body fights off gum disease, according to Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine researchers.

Surgery-related weight loss may lower Alzheimer's risk
A new study, led by an Indian-origin researcher, has found that weight loss after a gastric bypass surgery may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Men's testosterone levels increase after weight loss surgery
A new study has suggested that low testosterone levels and symptoms of male sexual dysfunction due to obesity can be reversed with weight loss after bariatric surgery.

Bariatric surgery is better at controlling glucose levels than dieting
A study has found a new clue as to why bariatric surgery is more effective than dietary remedies alone at controlling glucose levels.

Bariatric surgery cuts long-term cardiovascular risk in diabetics
A new study has shown that bariatric surgery reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with diabetes.

Gastric bypass surgery leads to better long-term results
Two new studies have found that gastric bypass surgery lead to better long-term results including greater weight loss, resolution of diabetes and improved quality of life compared with sleeve gastrectomy and "lap-band" surgery.

Weight-loss surgery ups bone fracture risk
People who have had gastric bypass surgery or other bariatric weight-loss surgery have an even higher increased risk of breaking bones than previously found, according to a new study.

Trial underway to test whether surgery is best option for type 2 diabetes
Experts are conducting a new clinical trial at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center to test whether surgery is best option for type 2 diabetes.

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