Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery: An Effective Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

Bariatric Surgery: An Effective Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

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Bariatric surgery appears to induce changes in the gastrointestinal tract and its interactions with the endocrine system in ways that may influence glycemic control.

Fatty Acid Remodeling Common in T2D Following Bariatric Surgery

Fatty Acid Remodeling Common in T2D Following Bariatric Surgery

Researchers examined how adipocyte size reduction and fatty acid metabolism contribute to remission in type 2 diabetes following bariatric surgery.

Bariatric Surgery at Lower BMI Tends to Have Better Outcomes

Bariatric Surgery at Lower BMI Tends to Have Better Outcomes

According to recent research published in JAMA Surgery, bariatric surgery at body mass index less than 40 kg/m² tends to achieve better results.

Improved Aspirin Responsiveness in Obesity With Bariatric Surgery

Improved Aspirin Responsiveness in Obesity With Bariatric Surgery

Further investigation is needed to examine the mechanism behind aspirin responsiveness following bariatric surgery.

Opioid Use High 7 Years Following Bariatric Surgery

Opioid Use High 7 Years Following Bariatric Surgery

Researchers followed 2218 patients from across the US who underwent bariatric surgery and were prescribed an opioid.

Bariatric Surgery Decreases Microvascular Complications in Obese Patients

Bariatric Surgery Decreases Microvascular Complications in Obese Patients

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A significant interaction occurred between baseline glycemic status and treatment effect on microvascular disease incidence.

Bariatric Surgery Improves Splanchnic Vascular Responses in Type 2 Diabetes

Bariatric Surgery Improves Splanchnic Vascular Responses in Type 2 Diabetes

For obese patients with type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery is associated with improved splanchnic vascular responses.

Post-Bariatric Surgery Changes in Vision

Post-Bariatric Surgery Changes in Vision

A patient notes concerns with vision difficulty 4 years after undergoing a laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch.

Bariatric Surgery May Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

Bariatric Surgery May Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

There are fewer cases of incident diabetic retinopathy among obese patients with type 2 diabetes undergoing bariatric surgery compared with medical treatment.

Gastric Bypass Outcomes in Severely Obese Teens

Gastric Bypass Outcomes in Severely Obese Teens

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Severely obese adolescents who underwent gastric bypass surgery experienced significant weight loss that was maintained over long-term follow-up.

Gastric Bypass Tied to Decreased Psoriasis Risk

Gastric Bypass Tied to Decreased Psoriasis Risk

Gastric bypass, but not gastric banding, is associated with reduced risk of psoriasis, progression to severe psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass vs Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in Type 2 Diabetes

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass vs Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in Type 2 Diabetes

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Although glucose control is initially superior following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass vs laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, greater weight loss may attenuate this effect.

Bariatric Surgery Decreased Heart Failure Risk

Bariatric Surgery Decreased Heart Failure Risk

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Bariatric surgery was associated with a significant reduction in risk of heart failure among obese patients.

Gastric Bypass May Significantly Reduce Long-Term Mortality Risk

Gastric Bypass May Significantly Reduce Long-Term Mortality Risk

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Patients who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass are less likely to die from obesity or other diseases than those who did not undergo the procedure 10 years later.

Bariatric Surgery May Decrease Gout Risk

Bariatric Surgery May Decrease Gout Risk

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In a study of Swedish Obese Subjects participants, researchers found that bariatric surgery provided benefits above and beyond usual care for weight loss.

Bariatric Surgery Beneficial in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Bariatric Surgery Beneficial in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Women experienced weight loss as well as decreases in ovarian volume and markers of androgen excess.

Preterm Birth Risk in Bariatric Surgery

Preterm Birth Risk in Bariatric Surgery

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Women with a history of bariatric surgery may have an increased risk of preterm birth.

Insulin Sensitivity Improved Rapidly After Bariatric Surgery

Insulin Sensitivity Improved Rapidly After Bariatric Surgery

Researchers reported improvements in hepatic insulin sensitivity, endogenous glucose production, and lipolysis.

Episodes of Dizziness, Weakness After Bariatric Surgery

Episodes of Dizziness, Weakness After Bariatric Surgery

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A patient came to the clinic to discuss her dizzy spells 4 years after her Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.

Study: Many Bariatric Surgery Patients Maintained Weight Loss for 10 Years

Study: Many Bariatric Surgery Patients Maintained Weight Loss for 10 Years

Much of the weight lost via bariatric surgery appears to stay off for at least 10 years, according to a study published online in JAMA Surgery.

VIDEO: Expert Discusses Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty for Weight Loss

VIDEO: Expert Discusses Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty for Weight Loss

Watch Christopher Thompson, MD, of Brigham and Women's Hospital, explain the minimally invasive endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedure for weight loss.

Bariatric Surgery May Up Risk for Premature Birth

Bariatric Surgery May Up Risk for Premature Birth

Pregnant women who have had bariatric surgery may have increased odds for premature delivery.

Certain Preoperative Clinical Factors May Predict Long-Term Weight Loss With Gastric Bypass

Certain Preoperative Clinical Factors May Predict Long-Term Weight Loss With Gastric Bypass

Preoperative clinical factors, such as insulin use or a history of smoking, are linked to greater long-term weight loss after gastric bypass.

Allison Goldfine, MD: Bariatric Surgery for Type 2 Diabetes

Allison Goldfine, MD, discusses how bariatric surgery may help patients with type 2 diabetes achieve disease remission.

Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery Have Higher Risk of Fracture

Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery Have Higher Risk of Fracture

Patients undergoing bariatric surgery were more likely to fracture than obese or non-obese controls.

Do Decreased Triglycerides Contribute to Reduced Serum Uric Acid Levels After Weight Loss?

Do Decreased Triglycerides Contribute to Reduced Serum Uric Acid Levels After Weight Loss?

A study recently examined the mechanisms behind the reduction in serum uric acid levels following weight loss in obese patients.

Bariatric Surgery Associated With Improvements in Adipose Tissue Function

Bariatric Surgery Associated With Improvements in Adipose Tissue Function

Altered physiology of adipose tissue has specific effects on various fat depots.

Guidelines Released for Recommending Weight-Loss Surgery for Diabetes

Guidelines Released for Recommending Weight-Loss Surgery for Diabetes

Forty-five professional groups say the procedure improves blood glucose control and should be considered.

Diabetic Ketoacidosis Can Occur After Bariatric Surgery in Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetic Ketoacidosis Can Occur After Bariatric Surgery in Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetic ketoacidosis should be considered in patients with type 2 diabetes who present soon after bariatric surgery.

Skeletal Muscle Proteome Affected by Obesity, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Skeletal Muscle Proteome Affected by Obesity, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

An array of changes in protein abundance in skeletal muscle were observed before and after RYGB surgery.

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