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2010 Press Releases Available for Download (PDF)


June 24, 2010

NEW STUDY FINDS THOSE DENIED INSURANCE FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY DEVELOPED HYPERTENSION, TYPE 2 DIABETES, AND SLEEP APNEA

Weight Stayed the Same Over Three Years, But New Diseases Developed at Rapid Pace LAS

Patients who were denied bariatric surgery for insurance reasons developed a slew of new obesity-related diseases and conditions within three years of follow-up...


June 25, 2010

WHEN BARIATRIC SURGERY IS A FAMILY AFFAIR, PATIENTS DO BETTER

Significantly More Weight Loss and Higher Resolution of Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension For Family Members Who Have Gastric Bypass Together

If you and a family member have gastric bypass together, chances are you’ll both do much better than if you have surgery alone...


June 25, 2010

NEW STUDY FINDS WOMEN FACE FEWER COMPLICATIONS AFTER GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY

Gender, Race, Age Before Surgery May Play Role in Patient Outcomes

A study of nearly 38,000 patients found Caucasian, Hispanic and female patients have the fewest complications and the shortest hospital stays after laparoscopic gastric
bypass surgery...


June 24, 2010

NEW STUDY SHOWS BARIATRIC SURGERY RESOLVES SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION IN WOMEN WITH MORBID OBESITY

Researchers from Miriam Hospital and Brown University Medical School Find New Benefit to Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric surgery not only helps people lose weight, it can resolve or significantly improve female sexual dysfunction (FSD)...


June 22, 2010

NEW FINDINGS ON OBESITY AND WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY PRESENTED AT AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR METABOLIC & BARIATRIC SURGERY (ASMBS)

Leading researchers, scientists, medical and surgical professionals from all over the world gather here at the 27th annual scientific meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery...


June 20, 2010

NEW STUDY SHOWS GASTRIC BYPASS CAN NORMALIZE CHOLESTEROL LEVELS WITHIN SIX MONTHS AND KEEP HIGH CHOLESTEROL AWAY FOR AT LEAST
SIX YEARS

Gastric bypass surgery can help lower cholesterol and improve the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL (good) cholesterol...