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June 22, 2012

NEW STUDY POINTS TO POSSIBLE ROLE FOR ROBOTICS IN BARIATRIC SURGERY

Results Show Low Short-Term Complication Rate and Zero Mortality

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery may lead to fewer early complications and deaths, according to a new study...


June 20, 2012

NEW STUDY SHOWS BARIATRIC SURGERY TURNS BACK KIDNEY DISEASE IN SEVERELY OBESE PATIENTS

Severely obese patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) saw significant improvements in kidney function within one year of bariatric surgery, according to a new study...


June 20, 2012

CLEVELAND CLINIC STUDY SHOWS HIGH REMISSION RATES OF DIABETIC KIDNEY DISEASE FIVE YEARS AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY

In many obese diabetic patients, one of the most dreaded complications of Type 2 diabetes can be put into remission or prevented entirely with bariatric surgery, according to a new study from the Cleveland Clinic....


June 20, 2012

RACE PLAYS FACTOR IN WEIGHT LOSS AFTER GASTRIC BYPASS, BUT NOT IF TYPE 2 DIABETES IS PRESENT, NEW DUKE STUDY REPORTS

African-American women lost about 10 percent less of their excess weight after gastric bypass than their Caucasian counterparts, but if Type 2 diabetes was present, weight loss and the rate of diabetes remission was about the same, according to a new study...


June 20, 2012

NEW STUDY SUGGESTS RACE AND GENDER MAY AFFECT WEIGHT LOSS AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY

African-Americans and males lost significant weight after gastric bypass surgery, but not as much as their white and female counterparts, according to a new study...


June 20, 2012

SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY IMPROVES CANDIDACY FOR ORGAN TRANSPLANTS IN MORBIDLY OBESE PATIENTS, NEW STUDY SHOWS

Morbidly obese patients with end-stage organ failure may improve their chances for successful organ transplantation after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, according to a new study...


June 20, 2012

NEW STUDIES WEIGH IN ON SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF NEWER BARIATRIC AND METABOLIC PROCEDURE

Sleeve Gastrectomy Demonstrates Weight Loss and Safety Comparable to More Established Procedures

Studies from Stanford University, Cleveland Clinic Florida and the Naval Medical Center in San Diego show laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, an increasingly popular surgical procedure where the stomach is reduced by 85 percent...


June 20, 2012

NEW STUDY IDENTIFIES PATIENTS MOST LIKELY TO ACHIEVE REMISSION OF TYPE 2 DIABETES AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY

Some bariatric surgery patients are more likely to achieve complete remission of their Type 2 diabetes than others, according to a new study...


June 20, 2012

NEW STANFORD UNIVERSITY STUDY SHOWS RISK FACTORS FOR HEART ATTACK REMAIN LOW SEVEN YEARS AFTER GASTRIC BYPASS

Total cholesterol, triglycerides and C-reactive protein levels are among 11 risk factors for heart attack that remained greatly reduced up to seven years after gastric bypass surgery, according to a new Stanford University study...