Tag: "bariatric" at medical news

HealthGrades study: Bariatric surgery patients have fewer complications at high-volume hospitals

...ades, the healthcare ratings company. The study of bariatric surgery outcomes at hospitals in 19 states over th...ls rate. The HealthGrades study analyzed 166,410 bariatric surgery procedures in the years 2003, 2004 and 2005 in the 19 states that collect and release all-pa...

LAP-BAND System surgery improves insulin resistance

...stric Bypass (RYGB) is the most commonly performed bariatric operation in the US, and often considered the "gold standard" by which other surgical procedures are judged. This procedure involves a rearrangement of the gastrointestinal (GI) architecture so that food bypasses about 95 percent of the stomach and l...

Simple system accurately predicts weight-loss surgery risk

...ikely to die. Gastric bypass surgery, also known bariatric surgery, is used to help people who are morbidly o...system for assessing risk for patients considering bariatric surgery," said Duke surgeon Eric DeMaria, M.D., who developed the system. "The system gives surgeons...

Patients should be alert for obesity surgery complication

...tion is available on Wernicke encephalopathy after bariatric surgery, the researchers conducted a review of med...emale. The syndrome can occur after all types of bariatric surgery, including gastric bypass, the most common type, as well as after surgery to "band" the stom...

Bariatric surgery complication rates high in some hospitals, new HealthGrades ratings and study show

GOLDEN, Colo. (November 13, 2006) -- In-hospital bariatric surgery complication rates vary dramatically among...ty ratings for hospitals in 17 states that perform bariatric surgery on its consumer Web site, HealthGrades.com. Hospitals received a five-, three- or one-star r...

For super-obese patients, duodenal switch beats gastric bypass

...) after surgery. "While there is no single ideal bariatric procedure that can be applied to all severely obes...then 50,000 people in the U.S. At the same time, bariatric or weight-loss surgery has increased from about 16,000 cases in 1992, to 63,000 in 2002, to 171,000 ...

NASA technology helping injured US troops

...t another use for the technology. "We use SAM with bariatric patients individuals who are remarkably overweight," said Mark Castleberry, Director of Rehabilitation Services. "We have two SAMs, and are currently using one to aid a gentleman who is over 600 pounds. Castleberry explained that, "bariatric pati...

Weight loss found to reduce cellulite in some overweight women

...uding low-fat meals, liquid diets, medication, and bariatric surgery. Seventeen patients experienced an improvement in the appearance of their cellulite, while 9 worsened. The average weight loss was 30.5 pounds (range 2.3 102 pounds). Patients who lost larger amounts of weight and lowered their percent...

The Mount Sinai Medical Center recognized for excellence in bariatric surgery

...iency and overall positive surgical results of the bariatric surgical team at Mount Sinai. The hospital has sat... the ASBS to be acknowledged for its excellence in bariatric surgery. Obesity is a serious epidemic in America. Over two thirds of Americans are overweight, a...

New scoring system predicts gastric bypass surgery risk

...ass surgery," said Eric DeMaria, M.D., director of bariatric surgery at Duke, who reported on the new scoring s...ginia Commonwealth University, where DeMaria was a bariatric surgeon before coming to Duke in 2005. Both universities provided support for the current study. T...

Springer acquires Obesity Surgery from FD-Communications

...ty Surgery, the leading periodical in the field of bariatric surgery, from FD-Communications, Inc. Obesity Surg...d case reports. Obesity Surgery is widely read by bariatric surgeons, general surgeons, plastic surgeons, psychologists/psychiatrists, internists including endo...

Procedures beat meds to help patients fight obesity, GERD

...erienced complications. "This study reveals that bariatric surgery is a safe and effective option for all ages, including severely obese adolescents and older adults," said Michael Sarr, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic and senior study author. "The remarkable decrease in BMI lowers the risk of health complications...

Bariatric surgery linked to reduced blood pressure at 18 months after surgery

... pressure) appears to decline and remain low after bariatric surgery, and blood pressure drops the most among p...e medical charts of 347 patients who had undergone bariatric surgery between 1992 and 2001. Information about patients' weight loss, BMI, blood pressure and use...

Increased age, certain procedures associated with increased complications after bariatric surgery

...ave an increased number of complications following bariatric surgery, according to a study in the March issue o...he increasing prevalence of obesity, the number of bariatric surgeries performed to induce weight loss has risen dramatically, according to background informatio...

Bariatric surgery leads to long-term blood pressure changes in extremely obese patients

...e, or under treatment for elevated blood pressure, bariatric surgery offers the promise of improved health, with not only substantial and sustained weight loss, but also the added benefit of significant blood pressure improvements," said study co-author Anita Courcoulas, M.D., associate professor of surgery at...

Mayo Clinic researchers say bariatric surgery may reduce risk of heart disease

...from both groups was compared, those who underwent bariatric surgery had a more significant improvement in all ...s at Mayo Clinic, which performs a large volume of bariatric surgeries and has a very low peri-operative mortality rate. Previous studies have assessed the effec...

Obesity surgery translates to cardiac benefit

...e Mayo Clinic in Minnesota evaluated the effect of bariatric surgery on longterm cardiovascular risk and estima...ular risk, we feel confident that a procedure like bariatric surgery is an effective alternative to current therapies, which can have a considerable and lasting ...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital named Bariatric Surgery Society 'Center of Excellence'

... than two-thirds of Americans overweight or obese, bariatric surgery is becoming many people's last resort for overcoming it," said Jay Prystowsky, bariatric surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. "It is important for surgical candidates to know that th...

Dramatic increase in annual rate of laparoscopic bariatric surgeries

The number of bariatric surgeries performed in the U.S. increased by 450 p...ion in the article. "The increased enthusiasm for bariatric surgery coincides with the development and dissemination of the laparoscopic approach to bariatric s...

Risk of death from bariatric surgery among Medicare patients higher than previously estimated

...substantially higher risk of early death following bariatric surgery than previously suggested, and the risk of... patients of surgeons who perform lower numbers of bariatric procedures, according to a study in the October 19 issue of JAMA. In the United States, most adults ...

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