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New Study Shows Bariatric Surgery May Turn Back the Effects of Aging

Stanford University researchers say surgical weight loss may turn back the effects of aging at a genetic level, in the first study* of its kind presented here during ObesityWeek 2013.
14-Nov-2013 2:30 PM EST

Bariatric Surgery Hospital Readmission and Infection Rates Drop Dramatically After Implementation of New Protocols

The bariatric program at Stanford University saw hospital readmission rates drop by 75 percent and surgical-site infections decline by 60 percent after changes in patient education, discharge planning and pre-operative procedures, according to a new...
13-Nov-2013 10:00 AM EST

When Doctor Says Yes, but Insurer Says No Leads to Higher Death Rate

University of North Carolina (UNC) researchers found patients who were denied or delayed insurance approval for bariatric surgery, despite being cleared by their medical team, had a mortality rate three times higher than patients who received...
13-Nov-2013 12:00 PM EST

New Study Shows Privately Insured Bariatric Surgery Patients Lose Significantly More Weight Than Those with Government-Subsidized Insurance

Researchers found the biggest determinant of weight loss after bariatric surgery was not how long a patient was on a medically supervised diet program before surgery, but whether or not the patient had private or government-subsidized insurance.
13-Nov-2013 12:45 PM EST

New Cleveland Clinic Study Shows Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke Among Diabetes Patients Significantly Lower After Gastric Bypass

New research from the Cleveland Clinic shows most patients with diabetes and obesity who undergo gastric bypass not only experience remission of their diabetes and lose significant weight, but they also reduce their risk of having a heart attack by...
12-Nov-2013 12:00 PM EST

New Study Finds Significantly Higher Risk of Mortality at Non-Accredited Centers Performing Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is significantly safer when performed at an accredited center, according to new research* presented here at the 30th Annual Meeting for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) during ObesityWeek 2013.
12-Nov-2013 12:40 PM EST

New Evidence Prompts Update to Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Clinical Guidelines

Significant new scientific evidence published over the last four years has prompted three major medical societies to change its guidance on who should get metabolic and bariatric surgery and which methods should be used.
5-Apr-2013 9:00 AM EDT

Race Plays Factor in Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass, but Not if Type 2 Diabetes Is Present, New Duke Study Reports

African-American women lost about 10 percent less of their excess weight after gastric bypass than their Caucasian counterparts, but if Type 2 diabetes was present, weight loss and the rate of diabetes remission was about the same, according to a...
15-Jun-2012 12:05 AM EDT

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