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

Depression and Bariatric Surgery

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. martina.dezwaan@uk-erlangen.deBACKGROUND: Candidates for bariatric surgery frequently have … Continue reading Depression and Bariatric Surgery

MGB Almost Twice as Powerful as Lapband

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

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

Pediatric bariatric surgery: a review

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

Mortality after Bariatric Surgery

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

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

Surgery to Treat Diabetes

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

RNY Complication Rate 16%!

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%!

Complications after RNY; Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

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!