Gastric Bypass

Bariatric Surgery For More Than Just Weight Loss?

Gone may be the days of limiting bariatric surgery just to helping patients lose weight. Indeed, these weight loss surgeries, in all forms, do just as the name describes. But a slew of new research suggests bariatric surgery can also be used to help reverse medical complications of obesity, not just eliminate obesity itself. These …

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Weight-Loss Surgery May Improve Diabetes-Related Kidney Damage

Weight-loss surgery may reduce the risk of kidney disease in obese people with diabetes, according to a small study. The study included 52 patients, mostly female, who were obese and had type 2 diabetes. Nearly 40 percent of the patients had diabetic nephropathy, a form of kidney damage that can require dialysis and lead to …

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Bariatric Surgery Cuts Heart Attack Risk for Years

Bariatric surgery is known to reduce heart attack risk short-term.  Now, a new study presented in San Diego at the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery suggests that benefit is maintained long-term. It followed some patients as long as seven years. Researchers looked at numerous heart (cardiac) risk factors before …

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Dr. Oz Advocates Gastric Bypass Surgery

Dr. Oz discusses the benefits of Gastric bypass surgery – what he terms “the underperformed surgery you should be getting.” Dr. Oz says “Gastric bypass surgery can help you lose weight, prevent heart disease and cancer, and reverse your type 2 diabetes virtually overnight – yet only 1% of eligible patients elect to go under …

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Gastric Bypass Patients Keep Weight Off For The Most Part, Study Says

Gastric bypass surgery is often considered drastic and even overused, but when it comes to results, researchers say it is very effective at reducing the stubborn problem of obesity. Maintaining weight loss over time is often a problem for patients struggling with obesity, and backsliding is more often than not an issue that overweight patients …

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