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Thursday, August 13, 2015

LAPAROSCOPIC SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY

Patients Lose 77% Of Their Excess Weight One-Year After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Patients who had Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, a surgical procedure that removes two-thirds of the stomach, had lost 77% of their excess bodyweight one-year after surgery.

Approximately 51% had complete remission of their diabetes one-year after surgery, and 46% had remission of their hypertension.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Aug 13, 2015 1:35 am | [0] comments

LAPAROSCOPIC SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY

Patients Lose 70% Of Their Excess Weight 3 Years After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Patients who had Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, a surgical procedure that removes two-thirds of the stomach, had lost 70% of their excess bodyweight 3 years after surgery.

Approximately 38% had complete remission of their diabetes and 48% had remission of their hypertension 3 years after surgery.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Aug 13, 2015 1:25 am | [0] comments

LAPAROSCOPIC SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY

Patients Lose 56% Of Their Excess Weight 5 Years After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Patients who had Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, a surgical procedure that removes two-thirds of the stomach, had lost 56% of their excess bodyweight 5 years after surgery.

Approximately 20% had complete remission of their diabetes and 46% had remission of their hypertension 5 years after surgery.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Aug 13, 2015 1:20 am | [0] comments

Monday, December 06, 2010

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Patients lose an average of 71 lbs going from gastric bypass to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Sixty-six (66) patients who had unsatisfactory weight loss following gastric bypass surgery, but who underwent a second surgery to revise the procedure to distal/malabsorptive Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery in 49 cases, restapled without malabsorption in 12 cases, and 5 loop bypasses revised to standard Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, lost an average of 71 pounds or 11 units of body mass index (BMI) after having a according to an analysis by two surgeons. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Dec 06, 2010 3:31 pm | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Patients lose an average of 90 lbs going from jejunoileal bypass to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Patients who had unsatisfactory weight loss following jejunoileal bypass weight loss surgery, but who underwent a second surgery to revise the procedure to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery in 13 people and gastroplasty in one person, lost an average of 90 pounds or 17 units of body mass index (BMI) after having a according to an analysis by two surgeons. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Dec 06, 2010 3:11 pm | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Patients lose an average of 113 lbs going from gastroplasty/banding to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Seventy (70) patients who had unsatisfactory weight loss following gastroplasty/banding weight loss surgery, but who underwent a second surgery to revise the procedure to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, lost an average of 113 pounds or 16 units of body mass index (BMI) after having a according to an analysis by two surgeons. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Dec 06, 2010 3:02 pm | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass weight loss surgery helps morbidly obese lose 70-80% of excess weight

People who were morbidly obese had lost 80 percent of their excess body weight two years after having silicone ring Roux-en-Y gastric bypass weight loss surgery according to a study from researchers at the University of Sao Paulo's School of Medicine in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Dec 06, 2010 1:14 pm | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Risks of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Weight Loss Surgery

The risk of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass weight loss surgery include "infrequent but serious surgical complications, eg, pulmonary embolism, intestinal leak, wound infection, and staple line failure; long-term deficiencies of iron, calcium, vitamin B12, and vitamin D; and the possibility of weight regain, [although the] benefits have been found to outweigh these risks," according to a new review paper on weight loss surgery by George Blackburn from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Dec 06, 2010 12:25 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Surgery causes 51-81 pounds more weight loss than other methods

Weight loss surgery causes 51 to 81 pounds more weight loss than with other methods and is maintained for at least eight years according to a review paper from the United Kingdom. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Oct 27, 2010 6:08 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY

People lost 76 lbs in 6 months, 97 lbs in one year following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

People lost an average of 76 lbs in six months, 97 lbs in one year following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery according to a new paper from researchers at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 12:40 pm | [0] comments

ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery lost 29% of their body weight after 6 months

Seriously obese patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery lost 29% of their body weight after six months according to a recent study.

This represented 60% of their excess body weight. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 11:54 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

LOW CARB vs LOW FAT

Low-fat diet causes similar weight loss as low-carb diet following weight loss surgery

Patients who underwent laparoscopic gastric bypass weight loss surgery lost a similar amount of weight whether they were following a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet or a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet according to a new study from researchers at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jun 02, 2010 7:05 am | [0] comments

Monday, September 08, 2008

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Cost of weight loss surgery recouped in 2-4 years in lower medical costs; $500-$900 saved per month

The cost of bariatric surgery for morbidly obese patients, that is those with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more and a cost which ranged from approximately $17,000 to $26,000, was recouped in 2 to 4 years in reduced medical costs according to a new study.

A year-and-a-half after surgery, those who underwent open surgery had medical savings of $500 per month.

Slightly more than a year after surgery (13 months later), those who underwent laparoscopic surgery had medical savings of $900 per month.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Sep 08, 2008 4:40 am | [0] comments

Friday, June 20, 2008

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Losing 30% of excess weight improves or resolves type 2 diabetes in 88% of patients

Type 2 diabetes is improved or resolved in 88 percent of people who lose even 30 percent of their excess weight following weight loss surgery according to findings presented on June 18th, 2008 in Washington, DC at the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.

Researchers from New York University School of Medicine followed 50 patients for two years who had undergone gastric band surgery. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jun 20, 2008 12:15 pm | [0] comments

Thursday, June 19, 2008

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Weight loss surgery reduced the risk of cancer by 76%

Patients who underwent weight loss surgery were 76 percent less likely to get cancer for the 5 years following their surgery compared to people who did not according to a study presented on June 18th, 2008 at the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery by Dr. Nicolas Christou, director of bariatric surgery at McGill University.

Only 2 percent of those who had surgery were diagnosed with cancer during the first 5 years after their surgery compared to 8.5 percent of people who did not have surgery.

Patients in the surgery group lost an average of two-thirds of their excess body weight. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 19, 2008 8:04 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

OBESITY SURGERY

Death due to suicide following obesity surgery 5-10 times higher than expected

The risk of death from suicide following obesity surgery is 5-10 times higher than expected among women and 6-8 times higher among men according to a study which analyzed data from 16,683 people in Pennsylvania who had surgery between 1995 and 2004. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Nov 28, 2007 8:50 am | [0] comments

OBESITY SURGERY

Death rate following obesity surgery lower in women than men : 2-3% vs 5-8%

The risk of death following obesity surgery is lower in women than men according to a study which analyzed data from 16,683 people in Pennsylvania who had surgery between 1995 and 2004. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Nov 28, 2007 8:16 am | [0] comments

OBESITY SURGERY

Death rate within one month following obesity surgery is 0.9%

One out of every 110 patients -- 0.9 percent -- who underwent obesity surgery died within the first month according to a study which analyzed data from 16,683 people in Pennsylvania who had surgery between 1995 and 2004. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Nov 28, 2007 7:44 am | [0] comments

OBESITY SURGERY

Death rate within one month following obesity surgery increases with age

The risk of death within the first month following obesity surgery increases with age according to a study which analyzed data from 16,683 people in Pennsylvania who had surgery between 1995 and 2004. The risk of early death was as low as 0.4 percent in those 25-34, and as high as 3.1 percent for those 65 and older. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Nov 28, 2007 7:30 am | [0] comments

OBESITY SURGERY

Death rate following obesity surgery is roughly 1% within first month plus 1% per year

The risk of death following obesity surgery is approximately 1 percent after accounting for the approximate 1 percent of early deaths occurring in the first month according to a study which analyzed data from 16,683 people in Pennsylvania who had surgery between 1995 and 2004. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Nov 28, 2007 7:21 am | [0] comments

Monday, October 08, 2007

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Weight loss surgery lowers the risk of dying by 40% during the next seven years

People who underwent weight loss surgery were 40 percent less likely to die during an average follow-up of 7.1 years according to a study from researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 08, 2007 8:59 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Weight loss surgery lowers the risk of dying from coronary artery disease by 56%

People who underwent weight loss surgery were 56 percent less likely to die from coronary artery disease during an average follow-up of 7.1 years according to a study from researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 08, 2007 8:51 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Weight loss surgery lowers the risk of dying from diabetes by 92%

People who underwent weight loss surgery were 92 percent less likely to die from diabetes during an average follow-up of 7.1 years according to a study from researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 08, 2007 8:45 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Weight loss surgery lowers the risk of dying from cancer by 60% over next seven years

People who underwent weight loss surgery were 60 percent less likely to die from cancer during an average follow-up of 7.1 years according to a study from researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 08, 2007 8:37 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Weight loss surgery increases risk of dying from accidents and suicide by 58%

People who underwent weight loss surgery were 58 percent more likely to die from "death not caused by disease, such as accidents and suicide" during an average follow-up of 7.1 years according to a study from researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 08, 2007 8:29 am | [0] comments

Thursday, September 06, 2007

ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BANDING

Swedish adjustable gastric banding causes patients to lose 61% of excess weight

Swedish adjustable gastric banding causes patients to lose an average of 61 percent of their excess body weight for at least 7 years after surgery according to a review from Switzerland of 196 patients. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Sep 06, 2007 8:03 am | [0] comments

Monday, August 27, 2007

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Gastric bypass causes maximum weight loss of 32% after 1-2 years, or 25% after 10 years

Gastric bypass causes a maximum average weight loss of 32 percent after 1-2 years, and a sustained average weight loss of 25 percent after 10 years according to the Swedish Obese Subjects study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 27, 2007 9:03 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Vertical-banded gastroplasty causes maximum weight loss of 25% after 1-2 years, 16% after 10 years

Vertical-banded gastroplasty weight loss surgery causes a maximum average weight loss of 25 percent after 1-2 years, and a sustained average weight loss of 16 percent after 10 years according to the Swedish Obese Subjects study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 27, 2007 7:57 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Gastric banding causes maximum weight loss of 20% after 1-2 years, or 14% after 10 years

Gastric banding weight loss surgery causes a maximum average weight loss of 20 percent after 1-2 years, and a sustained average weight loss of 16 percent after 14 years according to the Swedish Obese Subjects study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 27, 2007 7:41 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Weight loss surgery reduces risk of death by 29% over 10 year period

Men and women who underwent weight loss surgery were 29 percent less likely to die during the next 10 year than those who did not undergo surgery according to the Swedish Obese Subjects study. This was after adjusting for age, sex and risk factors. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 27, 2007 7:25 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Weight loss surgery cuts risk of death from a heart attack in half over 10 year period

Men and women who underwent weight loss surgery were 53 percent less likely to die from a heart attack during the next 10 year than those who did not undergo surgery according to the Swedish Obese Subjects study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 27, 2007 7:15 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Weight loss surgery cuts risk of dying from cancer by 37% over 10 year period

Men and women who underwent weight loss surgery were 37 percent less likely to die from cancer during the next 10 year than those who did not undergo surgery according to the Swedish Obese Subjects study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 27, 2007 7:10 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

SHIFT WORKERS

Shift workers lose less weight following weight loss surgery than others: 57% of excess vs 77%

Shift workers, that is those working outside the hours of 8 AM to 5 PM, lost less weight following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass weight loss surgery according to an analysis by researchers at Stanford University's School of Medicine in Stanford, California, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 07, 2007 1:10 am | [0] comments

Friday, August 03, 2007

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Vertical-banded gastroplasty and gastric banding help men lose about 100 lbs, women about 80 lbs

Men who underweight vertical-banded gastroplasty weight loss surgery or adjustable gastric banding lost an average of about 100 pounds and women lost about 80 pounds which was nearly a third (29 percent) of their body weight according to a study from researchers at Rouen University Hospital in Rouen, France. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Aug 03, 2007 1:47 am | [0] comments

Friday, July 06, 2007

GASTRIC BANDING

Gastric Banding patients lose 39% of excess weight after one year, 46% after 2 yrs, 58% after 3 yrs

Patients who underwent gastric banding surgery (Lap Band Surgery) lost 39 percent of their excess weight after one year, 46 percent after two years, and 58 percent after three years according to a study from Australia. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 06, 2007 7:28 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

GASTRIC BYPASS

Gastric Bypass Weight Loss Surgery: Whites lose 39%, Blacks lose 26%

Whites lose more weight after gastric bypass surgery than blacks according to a study from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jun 20, 2007 1:14 am | [0] comments

Friday, May 11, 2007

LAP BAND SURGERY

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding weight loss surgery causes 57% excess weight loss

Patients who uderwent laparoscopic Swedish adjustable gastric banding lost an average of 57 percent of their excess weight after five years according to a paper from Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, May 11, 2007 3:10 am | [0] comments

Monday, March 19, 2007

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Death rate from weight loss surgeries : 2.4 out of 1000 during the first month

Death within the first month after weight loss surgery occurs in 2.4 out of every 1,000 patients according to a analysis of 38,501 patients from 85 surgery centers representing 137 surgeons. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 19, 2007 3:55 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

GASTRIC BYPASS

Gastric bypass patients lost 47% of excess weight after 1 year, 66% after 2 years, 78% after 3 years

Patients undergoing weight loss surgery -- laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass -- lost an average of 47 percent after one year, 66 percent after two years, 78 percent after three years, 81 percent after four years, and 83 percent after five years according to a analysis from Italy. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Mar 14, 2007 4:56 am | [0] comments

ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BANDING

Adjustable gastric banding patients lost 54% of excess weight after five years

Patients undergoing adjustable gastric banding weight loss surgery lost an average of 54 percent of their excess weight after five years according to a analysis of 684 morbidly obese patients who underwent the procedure in Italy.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Mar 14, 2007 3:59 am | [0] comments

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