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2009 Press Releases Available for Download (PDF)


June 24, 2009

NEW STUDY SHOWS ABOUT 60% REMAIN DIABETES-FREE 5 TO 16 YEARS AFTER GASTRIC BYPASS

Long-Term Resolution Most Likely in Non-Insulin Dependent And Those That Maintain Most Weight Loss

Nearly 90 percent of morbidly obese patients with Type 2 diabetes experienced diabetes resolution within the first year of gastric bypass surgery and about 60 percent remained diabetes-free five to 16 years later...


June 26, 2009

NEW RISK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REDUCES BARIATRIC SURGERY COMPLICATION RATE BY 65 %, HOSPITAL READMISSIONS BY 80 %

Knowing Risk Potential Helps Doctors and Patients Reduce Complications and Costs

A new scoring system that rates a bariatric surgery patientís risk of complications on a scale of 1 to 4 can help reduce post-surgical complications by 65 percent and hospital readmission rates by more than 80 percent...


June 25, 2009

NEW STUDY FINDS SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC FACTORS PLAY MAJOR ROLE IN DETERMININGWHO GETS BARIATRIC SURGERY

Medical Condition Similar, But Great Divides Between Race, Gender, Income and Insurance

Less than one-half of one percent (0.4%) of the 22 million people in the U.S. who are medically eligible for bariatric surgery actually get the surgery, and those who do are most likely to be white females with higher incomes and covered by private health insurance...