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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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

Big New Sleeve Study; Not as Bad as the Band Not as Dangerous as the RNY

Big New Sleeve Study; Not as Bad as the Band Not as Dangerous as the RNYAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govAnn Surg. 2011 Sep;254(3):410-422.First Report from the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy has Morbidity and Effectiveness Positioned Between the Band and the Bypass.Hutter MM, Schirmer BD, Jones DB, Ko CY, Cohen ME, … Continue reading Big New Sleeve Study; Not as Bad as the Band Not as Dangerous as the RNY

Poor Surgery (RNY or Band) Not Helped Much by Exercise

Poor Surgery (RNY) Not Helped Much by Exercise The current study demonstrates that a 12-week exercise program after RNY or a Band type bariatric surgery failed to improve most research outcomes, but physical fitness was superior in the exercise group vs the control group. You want good weight loss = You need a good weight … Continue reading Poor Surgery (RNY or Band) Not Helped Much by Exercise

The MGB, almost 10 Years Later; A Study in Excellence

The MGB, almost 10 Years Later; A Study in Excellence Safe, durable weight loss surgery, maybe the best possible weight loss surgery. Over 9 years later revisions in less than2.7%! make mine MGB.Amplify’d from http://www.soard.orgRevisional surgery for laparoscopic minigastric bypassWei-Jei Lee, M.D., Ph.D.AffiliationsDepartment of Surgery, Min-Sheng General Hospital, National Taiwan University, Taipei, TaiwanCorrespondence: Wei-Jei Lee, M.D., … Continue reading The MGB, almost 10 Years Later; A Study in Excellence

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

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

Gastric Bypass Outperforms the Band!

The bottom line: Dr. Campos and his team noted that the patients who underwent gastric bypass: *achieved greater weight loss, *had a higher rate of diabetes remission, * experience greater improvement in their quality of life The researchers concluded that the gastric bypass surgery might be better than the band. 200 patients with severe obesity … Continue reading Gastric Bypass Outperforms the Band!

Long-term Benefits From Gastric Banding Are Questioned

A study released in the Archives of Surgery concludes that a type of weight-loss surgery, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, offers relatively poor long-term outcomes in extremely overweight patients.Amplify’d from newsatjama.jama.comnews@JAMAMarch 21, 2011 Author Insights: Long-term Benefits From Gastric Banding Are Questioned Filed under: Bariatric Surgery,Cardiovascular Interventions,Diabetes Mellitus,Metabolic Diseases,Obesity — Mike Mitka @ 3:16 pm A study … Continue reading Long-term Benefits From Gastric Banding Are Questioned

Failed Lap Band

Nearly half of patients who have laparoscopic gastric banding for obesity eventually need to have the devices removed because of erosion or some other malfunction, researchers say. Among 82 patients followed for at least 12 years after lap-band surgery at a single institution, 49 had at least one reoperation for complications or device failure, according … Continue reading Failed Lap Band