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Minimally invasive surgery for morbid obesity has favorable outcomes, according to University of Pittsburgh study
...ss is a highly successful and accepted approach to morbid
obesity but results in significant post-operative complications," Dr. Schauer said. "This study found that the laparoscopic or minimally invasive approach has significant potential to reduce these complications and recovery times." In minimally invas...
Study shows obesity bad for the mind too
...ve their health to be compromised once they become morbid
obese," says Trakas. Men rated the severity of obesity alongside migraines, but women said it is more serious than being diabetic or having a stroke. Dr. Neil Shear, head of clinical pharmacology in U of T's Faculty of Medicine and director of the Dr...
Mice lacking fat-making enzyme are leaner, more sensitive to leptin and insulin
... medical therapies currently exist for people with morbid
obesity. Whats the solution? Certainly not the miracle elixirs touted to melt away the pounds in a matter of weeks. The ultimate solution would be a way to stop the body from making fat. Sound like science fiction? Not to researchers at the Gladstone...
Gastric bypass surgery for obesity may ease symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease
...hagus. The result is chronic heartburn. "GERD and morbid
obesity often coexist, not only because they are both very common but also because obesity is a major risk factor for GERD; 50 to 70 percent of patients seeking gastric bypass surgery have GERD. Many of the lifestyle changes aimed at treating GERD ar...
Experienced surgeon reduces complications from minimally invasive 'stomach staple' surgery
...ue that is quickly becoming a popular way to treat morbid
obesity, a UC Irvine and UC Davis study has found....s is becoming a mainstream method for treatment of morbid
obesity, which is increasing rapidly in the United States. For many patients this is the only viable...
Gastric bypass surgery riskiest for those who need it most
...days of surgery from complications associated with morbid
obesity and surgery; since the study was completed another 200 patients have undergone gastric bypass at UHC with no associated deaths. "Gastric bypass surgery is not about losing weight the easy way and looking good the operation is about improving...
Research targets biologic profile of obesity
...ry causes of obesity. For patients suffering from morbid
obesity, new research suggests that exaggerated ga...hways as compared to controls. "In patients with morbid
obesity, differential expression of genes related to energy expenditure in the fat tissue is importa...
Interventional procedures significantly improve quality of life for obese patients
...0861*) Undergoing gastric bypass surgery to treat morbid
obesity significantly reduces medication costs for...tive weight loss methods for people suffering from morbid
obesity," said Hadar Spivak, M.D., lead author of the study. "Based on this research, we can confir...
Modifications to body contouring techniques for post-bariatric patients
...of gastric bypass surgery has skyrocketed to treat morbid
obesity, leading to an influx of post-bariatric patients looking for body contouring plastic surgery. In fact, more than 52,000 body contouring procedures were performed for massive weight loss patients in 2003, according to ASPS, which expects body ...
Surgical treatment for obesity appears effective for weight loss and related disorders
...; obesity is defined as a BMI of 30 or higher; and morbid
obesity as 40 or higher. Being obese is associated...ke and asthma. The loss of life expectancy due to morbid
obesity is significant: in comparison with a normal-weight individual, a 25-year-old morbidly obese ...
Gastric bypass and stomach-stapling patients should recognize risk of nerve injury post-surgery
...isky operation, but it's a calculated risk in that morbid
obesity is life threatening. Obesity can cause sleep apnea, diabetes untreatable by insulin, excess fatty substances in the blood, and coronary artery disease. Weight-reduction surgery shouldn't be taken lightly, but it has tremendous benefit to sele...
A controlled study of peripheral neuropathy after bariatric surgery
WASHINGTON--Bariatric surgery for morbid
obesity is associated with neurological complicati...As more people elect to have bariatric surgery for morbid
obesity, it's important to monitor our experience with these surgeries and make them as safe as poss...
Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery effectively improves obesity-related health problems
...high blood pressure. "Comorbities associated with morbid
obesity decrease life expectancy and impair quality of life," notes Pavlos Papasavas, M.D., one of the researchers at Western Pennsylvania Hospital. He and his colleagues followed 455 patients and collected data on medications used to treat comorbid...
Morbidly obese pay nearly twice as much for health care
...rugs, the researchers say. "The economic burden of morbid
obesity among U.S. adults is substantial," says Da...d States. Between 1990 and 2000, the prevalence of morbid
obesity increased from 0.78 percent to 2.2 percent, representing a total of over 4.8 million morbidl...
UIC offers new weight loss surgery for obese teens
...er option than gastric bypass for adolescents with morbid
obesity." "The advantages of using LAP-BAND are clear in adult patients and we believe the same will hold true for teens," said Dr. Santiago Horgan, director of minimally invasive surgery at the medical center, who has performed more than 650 LAP-BAN...