Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery linked to an increased risk of preterm birth

Bariatric surgery linked to an increased risk of preterm birth

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Pregnant women with a history of bariatric surgery may have an increased risk of preterm birth.

New guidelines support use of metabolic surgery as standard treatment option for type 2 diabetes, obesity

New guidelines support use of metabolic surgery as standard treatment option for type 2 diabetes, obesity

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A panel of experts has recommended that metabolic surgery be included as a treatment option for patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Obese heart failure patients may benefit from bariatric surgery

Obese heart failure patients may benefit from bariatric surgery

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Patients who were obese and underwent bariatric surgery saw a significant reduction in heart failure-related exacerbation events.

Bariatric surgery may reduce severity of psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis

Bariatric surgery may reduce severity of psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis

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Patients with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis who undergo bariatric surgery may see significant improvements in disease severity.

Management of the healthy, post Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patient

Management of the healthy, post Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patient

A patient visits her primary care physician for a two-year follow-up after a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery to check for complications.

Bariatric surgery cuts asthma-related hospital visits

Bariatric surgery cuts asthma-related hospital visits

Significantly fewer ED visits or hospitalizations for asthma exacerbation occurred within 12 months after bariatric surgery.

Intensive weight management, bariatric surgery yield similar results in type 2 diabetes

Intensive weight management, bariatric surgery yield similar results in type 2 diabetes

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Both bariatric surgery and intensive weight management yielded similar improvements in HbA1c, weight loss and quality of life.

Diabetes rate drops with bariatric surgery


Diabetes rate drops with bariatric surgery


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The rate of diabetes decreased for up to seven years after bariatric surgery for obese patients.

Bariatric surgery improves long-term glycemic control

Bariatric surgery improves long-term glycemic control

Better glycemic control, lower medication use among obese patients with diabetes who undergo bariatric surgery.

Bariatric surgery may reduce type 2 diabetes in obese patients

Bariatric surgery may reduce type 2 diabetes in obese patients

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Bariatric surgery may induce type 2 diabetes remission in obese patients, but more direct evidence is needed.

When managing diabetes, consider lifestyle changes before surgery

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Bariatric surgery for diabetes management offers a quick fix, but does not address the underlying behaviors that cause the disease in the first place.

ACC: Bariatric surgery improves glycemic control in diabetes

ACC: Bariatric surgery improves glycemic control in diabetes

Significantly more patients achieve glycemic control with surgery plus medical therapy than with medication alone.

Bariatric surgery reduces cardiovascular events, mortality

Bariatric surgery reduces cardiovascular events, mortality

Obese patients that underwent any type of bariatric surgery experienced fewer incidences of heart attack and stroke and reduced cardiovascular-related mortality.

New strategies against obesity comorbidities

New strategies against obesity comorbidities

Obese adults are at risk for many serious health conditions, including diabetes, coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), depression and liver disease.

Are certain antidiabetes drugs better than others after gastric bypass?

Following gastric bypass surgery, many patients will still need metformin or glipizide (Glucotrol). Is there any evidence that one class of hypoglycemic agents is better absorbed than another?

Taking back control: the fight against obesity

Taking back control: the fight against obesity

As obesity rates continue to rise, primary-care clinicians remain integral in assessing, diagnosing, and treating this worldwide epidemic.

Bariatric procedures cast wider net

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Recent reports address the health benefits of bariatric surgery just as the FDA expands use of the gastric-banding system for weight loss.

Long-term outcomes of gastric banding surgery 'poor'

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Almost half of patients who underwent laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery had their bands removed and many experienced complications in the 12 or more years after the procedure.

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