Bariatric (Weight-Loss) Surgery

Bariatric (Weight-Loss) Surgery

Bariatric Surgery For some people, rigorous exercise and a healthy diet are not enough to lose the necessary weight required to be considered healthy and at an acceptable BMI (Body Mass Index). People with a BMI of greater than 40 (extremely obese) or a BMI of 35-40 (obese) presenting with others symptoms such as heart Read More

Can bariatric surgery help control Type 2 diabetes?

Can bariatric surgery help control Type 2 diabetes?

The link between type 2 diabetes and obesity is strong and bariatric surgery can result in substantial weight loss. Hence, it would not be surprising that bariatric surgery would reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes. Nonetheless, a recent study out of Sweden, demonstrated a remarkable benefit beyond expectations. Investigators followed over 3,000 obese people Read More

Updated Guidelines: Sleeve Gastrectomy No Longer Investigational

Updated Guidelines: Sleeve Gastrectomy No Longer Investigational

According to new guidelines cosponsored by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and The Obesity Society, the Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure, an effective form of bariatric surgery, should no longer be considered investigational Since 2008, the last update to the guidelines, studies have demonstrated that the sleeve gastrectomy Read More

The Health Risks of Obesity

The Health Risks of Obesity

Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic issue; it’s a very serious health issue as well. It is possible that you are here today reading this because you are, or have been, concerned about your physical appearance. Yet, losing weight isn’t just about looking better, it is about feeling better; being healthy and living a productive and Read More

WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY CUTS CANCER RISK IN WOMEN

WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY CUTS CANCER RISK IN WOMEN

While previous studies have shown that bariatric surgery reduces body weight, reverses type 2 diabetes, lowers risk factors related to excess weight and improves heart structure and function, new research suggests that it can also cut cancer risks in women. Study outcomes showed that obese women who undergo bariatric surgery experience a 42 percent drop Read More