Faint Praise for the MGB from RNY Surgeon

"This is an interesting report, because it delineates a longitudinal experience with the mini-gastric bypass in Asian patients. Not too long ago, the bariatric community questioned the role of the mini-gastric bypass and its appropriateness as a durable operation for obesity. The experience of Lee et al. with a large cohort suggests some answers." Now … Continue reading Faint Praise for the MGB from RNY Surgeon

“Surgery is an appropriate treatment for Type 2 diabetes”

International Diabetes Federation Endorses Surgical Treatment of Diabetes!!! "It is an effective, safe and cost-effective therapy for obese Type 2 diabetes. Surgery is an appropriate treatment for Type 2 diabetes"Amplify’d from http://www.sciencedirect.comSurgery for Obesity and Related Diseases Article in Press, Accepted Manuscript - Note to users doi:10.1016/j.soard.2011.05.013 | How to Cite or Link Using DOI   Permissions & … Continue reading “Surgery is an appropriate treatment for Type 2 diabetes”

Low Revision Rates for the MGB, 9 Years Later!

Stunning new results of the MGB: "Of the 1,322 patients, 23 (1.7%) had undergone revision surgery during a follow-up of 9 years."Amplify’d from http://www.sciencedirect.com Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases Article in Press, Corrected Proof - Note to users Original article Revisional surgery for laparoscopic minigastric bypass Wei-Jei Lee M.D., Ph.D.a, , , Yi-Chih Lee … Continue reading Low Revision Rates for the MGB, 9 Years Later!

Bariatric Surgery May Curb Migraine

In our experience with the Mini-Gastric Bypass the MGB appeared to curb migraineAmplify’d from http://www.medscape.comFrom Medscape Medical News > Neurology Bariatric Surgery May Curb Migraine AttacksMegan Brooks Authors and Disclosures Physician Rating:    ( 5 Votes )             Rate This Article:   Print This Email this Share Facebook Twitter   processing....   Information from Industry … Continue reading Bariatric Surgery May Curb Migraine

Bypass Better than Band

Those people who had undergone gastric bypass surgery lost more weight in the year following surgery and showed a 76 percent resolution rate of Type 2 diabetes versus a 50 percent resolution rate in those who had gastric banding.Amplify’d from news.yahoo.comGastric Bypass or Lap Band Surgery? ShareretweetEmailPrint L.L. Woodard L.l. Woodard – Wed Feb 23, 9:00 pm ET Contribute … Continue reading Bypass Better than Band

Statins Improve Outcome of Surgery

Numerous studies have demonstrated that statins improve the outcomes of patients undergoing surgery.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govExpert Opin Drug Saf. 2009 Sep;8(5):559-71.Statins and coronary artery bypass graft surgery: preoperative and postoperative efficacy and safety.Kulik A, Ruel M.SourceVascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellow, Arizona Heart Institute, 2632 North 20th Street, Phoenix, Arizona, 85006, USA. alex_kulik@yahoo.comAbstractBACKGROUND: In patients with native … Continue reading Statins Improve Outcome of Surgery

Magenstrasse with pyloroplasty

Magenstrasse with pyloroplasty as functional gastric bypass: Safe and effective sustained weight loss, positive metabolic changes, and appetite diminution with rapid satiety were seen after LMGBP.Amplify’d from http://www.scirp2.orgHealth      ISSN Print: 1949-4998 ISSN Online: 1949-5005     Website: http://www.scirp.org/journal/health Health >> Vol.2 No.8, August 2010 The Long Magenstrasse with pyloroplasty as functional gastric bypass: 6-years experience, 308 operations Full Text(PDF, … Continue reading Magenstrasse with pyloroplasty

Dr Rutledge Right! Surgery Rx Diabetes

Bariatric Surgery Recommended for Obese Patients With Type 2 Diabetes April 4, 2011 — Bariatric surgery is an appropriate treatment for people with type 2 diabetes who are obese, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) announced today.Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.org   From Medscape Education Clinical Briefs Bariatric Surgery Recommended for Obese Patients With Type 2 Diabetes CME … Continue reading Dr Rutledge Right! Surgery Rx Diabetes