Here Comes the MGB!! MGB Makes up 1/6 of All Weight Loss Surgery in Asia

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

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Short Stay Deadly in the Wrong Hands

Outpatient and 1 day stay has been safe and successful in over 6,000 MGB patients with Dr. Rutledge. This study shows a 1 day stay in RNY patients in the BOLD database canbe deadly! "Stanford University researchers found patients discharged on the same day of surgery were 13 times more likely to die Stanford University … Continue reading Short Stay Deadly in the Wrong Hands

Gastric Bypass Appropriate for Lower Weight Diabetics

Gastric Bypass Appropriate for Lower Weight DiabeticsAmplify’d from http://www.medscape.comMedscape Medical News from the: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) 28th Annual Meeting This coverage is not sanctioned by, nor a part of, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. From Medscape Medical News Gastric Bypass Has Advantages in Less Obese PatientsMegan Brooks … Continue reading Gastric Bypass Appropriate for Lower Weight Diabetics

RNY Bypass Fails to Help Veterans

The Roux-en-Y (RNY) procedure is "inherently more difficult" because of anatomical differences from women. The procedure also has a higher perioperative mortality rate in large men. Analysis showed: Eleven of 850 surgical case patients (or 1.3%) died within 30 days of surgery. Any RNY benefit vanished in a statistically rigorous analysis that controlled for a … Continue reading RNY Bypass Fails to Help Veterans

Reflux (GERD) from Sleeve and the Band

Among bariatric procedures, ** gastric sleeve ** and vertical banded gastroplasty were shown to worsen reflux symptoms ** Gastric banding ** is associated with reflux symptoms in a considerable proportion of patients.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govCurr Gastroenterol Rep. 2011 Jun;13(3):205-12.Obesity and GERD: Pathophysiology and Effect of Bariatric Surgery.Tutuian R.SourceDivision of Gastroenterology, University Clinics of Visceral Surgery and … Continue reading Reflux (GERD) from Sleeve and the Band

Surgery Can Resolve Diabetes

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

More Surgeons Abandoning the Band; The Band is a “Disservice” to Morbidly Obese!

Canadian Group call the Band a "Disservice" to the Morbidly Obese and that it "cannot be justified" Amazing and strong words but consistent with Dr. Rutledge's opinion for the last 10 years.Amplify’d from clos.netStunning New Research Statement from Canadian Lap Band Group: "... Placement of a gastric band appears to be a disservice ..." "The … Continue reading More Surgeons Abandoning the Band; The Band is a “Disservice” to Morbidly Obese!

Weight Loss Surgery and Diabetes

Two studies with vastly different methodologies suggested that bariatric surgery in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus is at least cost-effective and may even lead to cost savings.Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.comFrom Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology > Viewpoints Bariatric Surgery to "Treat" Diabetes: Worth the Costs?Gregory A. Nichols, PhD Authors and Disclosures Posted: 10/12/2010 Physician Rating:    … Continue reading Weight Loss Surgery and Diabetes