My eye doctor, Evan Wolf, MD, PhD was telling me that I had bad eys with lots of complications. I told him my sugar was better, at 5.7 and I said I was hoping that my eyes had improved and he said "We'll see". So he sits down and shines that bright light in my … Continue reading Lap Band Less Effective than Stomach Stapling 3 Laparoscopic Adjustable Silicone Gastric Banding vs Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty in Morbidly Obese Patients: Long-Term Results of a Prospective Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial Level I Evidence: The Lap Band is inferior to the old stomach stapling

Dr. Rutledge, Like some of the people I have seen on your videos on you tube, I found your name after typing in failed lap-band. I have had my band for 3 years after I let myself be talked into it by my best friend. The vomiting is awful and has almost put a complete … Continue reading

The Comparative Dose-Response Effects of Melatonin and Midazolam for Premedication of Adult Patients: A Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Study Mohamed Naguib, MB, BCh, MSc, FFARCSI, MD*, and Abdulhamid H. Samarkandi, MB, BS, KSUF, FFARCSI{dagger} Departments of Anesthesia, *University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, and {dagger}King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Address correspondence and reprint … Continue reading Melatonin Anesth Analg 2007; 105:1263-1271 © 2007 International Anesthesia Research Society ANESTHETIC PHARMACOLOGY The Clinical Impact of Preoperative Melatonin on Postoperative Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Hysterectomy Wolnei Caumo, MD, PhD*{dagger}, Fernanda Torres, MSc{ddagger}, Nívio L. Moreira, Jr, MD§, Jorge A. S. Auzani, MD§, Cristiano A. Monteiro, MD§, Gustavo Londero, MD§, Diego F. M. … Continue reading Lap Band Less Effective than Stomach Stapling The Lap Band is advertised as an attractive choice for weight loss. A recent controlled prospective randomized trial shows that the LapBand is not as good as the abandoned "Stomach Stapling!" Obes Surg. 2009 Aug;19(8):1108-15. Epub 2009 Jun 10.Click here to read Links Laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric … Continue reading Increased Need for Hospitalization after RNY Gastric Bypass Unbiased Study shows RNY Gastric Bypass Increases Need for Hospitalization after gastric bypass surgery Primarily because of Complications The rate of hospitalization in the year AFTER RNY was more than double the rate in the year preceding RNY (19% vs 8%, P<.001). JAMA. 2005 Oct 19;294(15):1918-24.Click … Continue reading H. Pylori and Iron Deficiency Anemia Reversal of Iron Deficiency Anemia after Helicobacter pylori Eradication in Patients with Asymptomatic Gastritis New studies show that treatment of H. Pylori can treat certain forms of Iron Deficiency Anemia Cure of H. pylori infection is associated with reversal of iron dependence and recovery from iron deficiency anemia. … Continue reading