Sleeve Gastrectomy more dangerous than MGB Result The total study cohort contains more than 6000 patients. From January 2006 to December 2008, more than 500 sleeve gastrectomy procedures were performed in the 17 hospitals participating in the study. The mean body mass index (BMI) of all patients was 48.8 kg/m2. The BMI of patients undergoing … Continue reading

Opiod Sparing Anesthesia in Mini-Gastric Bypass Using Dexmedetomidine, Ketamine and Remifentanil, Propofol Total Intravenous Anesthesia (TIVA) Presenter: R. Rutledge (Centers for Laparocopic Obesity Surgery, Henderson, United States of America) Background Anesthetic management of morbidly obese patients is problematic with particular concerns re: difficult airway, respiratory depression/failure and post operative nausea and vomiting (PONV). Opiod sparing … Continue reading

My monthly progress 01/28/09 = 232 02/28/09 = 215 and 14.25 Inches Down 03/28/09 = 207 and 23.5 Inches Down 04/28/09 = 199 and 29.5 Inches Down 05/28/09 = 194 and 31 Inches Down 06/28/09 = 188 and 37.25 Inches Down 07/17/09 = 186 and 37.25 Inches Down Karen January 28, 2009 Dr R in … Continue reading

My monthly progress 01/28/09 = 232 02/28/09 = 215 and 14.25 Inches Down 03/28/09 = 207 and 23.5 Inches Down 04/28/09 = 199 and 29.5 Inches Down 05/28/09 = 194 and 31 Inches Down 06/28/09 = 188 and 37.25 Inches Down 07/17/09 = 186 and 37.25 Inches Down Karen January 28, 2009 Dr R in … Continue reading

Hi Gina, This was easy since I already had this as part of my contact letter here you go: Started 279 One week -12 lbs. 267 One month -26 lbs. 253 Two months -37 lbs. 242 Three months -49 lbs. 230 Four months -59 lbs. 220 Five months -72 lbs. 207 Six months -80 lbs … Continue reading

Flaxseed consumption influences endogenous hormone concentrations in postmenopausal women. Hutchins AM, Martini MC, Olson BA, Thomas W, Slavin JL. Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108, USA. Lignans, similar in structure to endogenous sex steroid hormones, may act in vivo to alter hormone metabolism and subsequent cancer risk. The … Continue reading

Hello Everyone. Some of you know my story. My main regret is getting the lap band. After 2 years with it in I had a revision to MGB and I now weigh 330. I am going in for an MGB revision on July 29th. I still have not heard about anyone having surgery that week. … Continue reading

Merry, you do what you think will work for you. If you can stick to the Weight Watchers diet and lose the weight, then by all means do it. I have tried Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Nutri-System, Medifast, etc., and I gained the weight back every single time. I became very discouraged because personally, my … Continue reading

Hospitalization before and after mini-gastric bypass surgery, The mini-gastric bypass (MGB) was developed to address some of the limitations of the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (“RNY”). The RNY has recently been reported to increase the need for hospitalization for complications after RNY surgery. To determine the rates and indications for inpatient hospital use before and after … Continue reading