Here Comes the MGB!! Study shows that MGB Now Makes up 1/6 of All Weight Loss Surgery in Asia! For combined years 2005-2009, the four most commonly performed procedures were laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB, 35.9%), laparoscopic standard Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB, 24.3%), laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG, 19.5%), and laparoscopic mini gastric bypass (15.4%).Amplify’d from … Continue reading Here Comes the MGB!! MGB Makes up 1/6 of All Weight Loss Surgery in Asia
Prevalence of depressive disorders decreased significantly after bariatric surgeryAmplify’d from reference.medscape.comAnxiety and depression in bariatric surgery patients: a prospective, follow-up study using structured clinical interviews.J Affect Disord. 2011; 133(1-2):61-8 (ISSN: 1573-2517)de Zwaan M; Enderle J; Wagner S; Mühlhans B; Ditzen B; Gefeller O; Mitchell JE; Müller ADepartment of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany. email@example.comBACKGROUND: Candidates for bariatric surgery frequently have … Continue reading Depression and Bariatric Surgery
MGB Twice as Powerful as Lapband: Five hundred and twenty severely obese patients with body mass index (BMI) ≥35 were recruited. Among them, 149 and 371 subjects received laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) and laparoscopic * mini-gastric bypass* (LMGB), respectively. Obese patients had LESS decrease in BMI after LAGB (-7.5 vs. -6) compared to patients … Continue reading MGB Almost Twice as Powerful as Lapband
Surgery Can Resolve Diabetes Emerging data suggest that bariatric surgery results in substantial improvements in glycemia, blood pressure, and cholesterol; weight loss is durable; survival may be improved; and surgical risks are low.Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.comThe Great Debate: Medicine or Surgery: Mechanisms of Weight Loss after Bariatric SurgeryMechanisms of Weight Loss after Bariatric SurgeryThe effectiveness of … Continue reading Surgery Can Resolve Diabetes
Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of pediatric bariatric surgery: a systematic reviewAmplify’d from onlinelibrary.wiley.comKeywords:bariatric;obesity;paediatric;surgerySummaryStrong evidence for successful and cost-effective obesity management strategies is still generally lacking, leading the medical profession to rely increasingly on surgical options to treat obesity in children and adolescents. We performed a systematic review to examine the effectiveness of surgical interventions to treat … Continue reading Pediatric bariatric surgery: a review
Source: Br J Surg Morbidity and mortality before and after bariatric surgery for morbid obesity compared with the general population; Plecka Östlund M, Marsk R, Rasmussen F, Lagergren J, Näslund E; British Journal of Surgery (Feb 2011) Gastric bypass, but not restrictive surgery, in patients with morbid obesity seems to reduce the risk of diabetes … Continue reading Mortality after Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery is a clinically effective and cost-effective interventionAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govHealth Technol Assess. 2009 Sep;13(41):1-190, 215-357, iii-iv.The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of bariatric (weight loss) surgery for obesity: a systematic review and economic evaluation.Picot J, Jones J, Colquitt JL, Gospodarevskaya E, Loveman E, Baxter L, Clegg AJ.Southampton Health Technology Assessments Centre, University of Southampton, UK.AbstractOBJECTIVES: … Continue reading Bariatric surgery is a clinically effective
Survey Results: 93% of MGB diabetics no longer taking diabetic medications at 3 yearsAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govMt Sinai J Med. 2010 Sep-Oct;77(5):418-30.Surgical therapy for diabesity.Arroyo K, Kini SU, Harvey JE, Herron DM.Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.AbstractType 2 diabetes mellitus affects more than 170 million people worldwide. Because this disease is strongly linked … Continue reading Surgery to Treat Diabetes
The gastric bypass is currently the most commonly performed procedure. The complication rate can be up to 16%, with a considerable proportion having nutritional implications.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govProc Nutr Soc. 2010 Nov;69(4):536-42. Epub 2010 Aug 10.Provision of nutritional support to those experiencing complications following bariatric surgery.Segaran E.Department of Dietetics, St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare Trust, … Continue reading RNY Complication Rate 16%!
Over two-thirds of patients with upper gastrointestinal symptoms following RYGB will have one or more abnormalities on endoscopy, including anastomotic strictures (53%), marginal ulcers (16%), functional obstructions (4%), and gastrogastric fistulas (2.6%).Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govCurr Opin Gastroenterol. 2010 Nov;26(6):632-9.Endoscopic management in the bariatric surgical patient.Levitzky BE, Wassef WY.Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Massachusetts Medical … Continue reading Complications after RNY; Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!