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American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Obesity Groups Take Aim at States That Deny Coverage of Obesity Treatment Under Affordable Care Act

he American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and groups including The Obesity Society (TOS) and Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), filed a complaint this month with U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) claiming the 27...
5-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Gastric Balloon in a Pill Helps Patients Lose Weight Without Surgery or Endoscopy

A new gastric balloon that can be swallowed like a pill and then filled while in the stomach, helped patients lose more than 37 percent of their excess weight over four months, according to new research presented here at ObesityWeek 2015, the...
5-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Cleveland Clinic Study Shows Bariatric Surgery Is Safe Option for Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Overweight or Mildly Obese Patients

Weight-loss surgery, long considered a treatment largely reserved for people with severe obesity, may also be a good and safe option for the treatment of uncontrolled type 2 diabetes in those who are overweight or have mild to moderate obesity,...
5-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Study Finds Healthcare Costs Drop Dramatically After Bariatric Surgery

A new study based on national insurance claims in the United States found that patients with obesity who had gastric bypass surgery cut their healthcare costs by nearly 40 percent after four years, and by 80 percent, if they also had type 2 diabetes...
4-Nov-2015 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Sleeve Gastrectomy Surges to Nearly Half of All Weight-Loss Surgeries in America, New Study Finds

Sleeve gastrectomy, a procedure where surgeons remove about 80 percent of the stomach, has become the most popular method of weight-loss surgery in America, surpassing laparoscopic gastric bypass, which had been the most common procedure for...
4-Nov-2015 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Five-Year Study Finds Men and Women More Satisfied with Their Sex Lives After Weight-Loss Surgery

Both men and women see lasting improvements in their sex lives after bariatric surgery, according to a new study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and presented here at ObesityWeek 2015, the largest international event focused on...
4-Nov-2015 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Study Finds Most Patients Still Have Improved Mobility, Less Joint Pain Three Years After Weight-Loss Surgery

After weight-loss surgery, 57 percent of patients with significant mobility issues before surgery no longer had them and about 70 percent of those with severe knee and hip pain or disability, experienced improvements in joint specific pain and...
4-Nov-2015 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Study Shows Bariatric Surgery Has Minimal Impact on Insurance Premiums Under Affordable Care Act, but Most States Refuse to Cover

Most states do not cover bariatric surgery under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) despite the need for effective treatments for obesity and the minimal impact it has on monthly premiums, according to new research presented here at ObesityWeek 2015, the...
4-Nov-2015 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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