Weight loss surgery

A variety of articles about weight loss surgery
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Nutrient Deficiencies in Bariatric Patients

Surgical solutions to obesity can correct severe obesity, but what effect do they have on the body’s ability to extract nutrients from meals? After experiencing a drastic reduction in the ability to consume food—and, in some surgeries, skipping over some of the nutrient-absorbing parts of the digestive tract—bariatric patients may suffer from nutrient deficiencies.

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Nutritional Complications Of Bariatric Surgery – Can They Be Prevented?

Bariatric surgery is highly effective for significantly obese patients, but it often leads to nutritional deficiencies. Most of the time, these deficiencies can be predicted ahead of time, making prevention or treatment easier.

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Gastric Banding or Bypass? Comparing the Scientific Studies on Weight Loss Surgery

A recent report in the American Journal of Medicine by University of California medical researchers compares the two most common weight loss surgeries: gastric bypass and gastric banding.

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Weight Loss Surgery Pros Include Reduced Cancer Risk For Women

Two separate studies recently released have both shown that possibly one of the most impressive weight loss surgery pros is the proven reduction in cancers for women. 

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Does the Stomach Regain Size After Sleeve Gastrectomy? A Possible Downside to One Bariatric Surgery Technique

As more and more people seek bariatric surgery to aid in major weight loss, a variety of techniques have been developed.  One of the techniques that we don’t hear about in the news as frequently is sleeve gastrectomy, in which the size of the stomach is reduced to a narrow tube (essentially removing a large part of the stomach to produce a smaller stomach cavity and decrease hunger).

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Is Bariatric Surgery Safe? What Is The Death Risk?

Although weight loss surgery has become very popular in recent years, some people who are good candidates for the surgery fear that they would be risking their lives by undergoing a surgical intervention.  New research suggests there’s less reason to worry than you might think. 

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Is Bariatric Surgery Successful in the Long Term? Research Says Yes

If you’ve ever watched someone who has had bariatric surgery making dramatic progress in weight loss, you might wonder whether these effects are long-lasting.  So many people who lose weight in other ways gain it back in a few years:  Will the same thing happen to those who have weight loss surgery?

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Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes: Gastric Banding or Conventional Approach?

The rate of type 2 diabetes has been increasing in recent years, and health researchers expect it to be one of the most important public health challenges in the near future.  Type 2 diabetes usually develops in adulthood and in some cases can be resolved (taken into remission) with appropriate lifestyle changes.  Many patients with Type 2 diabetes are also obese, and for those patients, weight loss is an important factor in improving their condition or completely curing it.

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Study Finds Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Premature Death in Obese People

The benefits of gastric bypass surgery seem obvious any time you see a dramatic change in a friend who’s had the procedure or amazing before and after shots of bypass patients on television.  We see drastic weight loss, even hundreds of pounds, for patients who had little success losing weight through other means.  These dramatic results have led to a rapid increase in the number of weight loss surgeries performed.  More than 100,000 Americans had bariatric surgery in 2003.

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Link Between Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass And Kidney Stones

Researchers at John Hopkins have released statistics showing that patients who have undergone the gastric bypass surgery known as Roux-en-Y have an increased risk for forming kidney stones post surgery.

While in the past surgeons have known about the increased incidence of kidney stones in post weight loss surgery patients, surgeons did not associate this with the Roux-en Y procedure.

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