American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Our News on Newswise

New Cleveland Clinic Study Finds Risks of Diabetes Surgery No Higher Than Commonly Performed Surgeries

Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery in patients with type 2 diabetes, once considered a high-risk procedure, carries a complication and mortality rate comparable to some of the safest and most commonly performed surgeries in America, including...
30-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Diabetes Remission Rates After Sleeve Gastrectomy Highest Among Those with Less Severe Disease

The less severe type 2 diabetes is before sleeve gastrectomy, the greater the likelihood patients will be disease free afterwards, according to new research presented here during ObesityWeek 2014, the largest international event focused on the basic...
30-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Intragastric Balloon Beats Diet and Exercise Alone for Weight Loss

After six months, people with intragastric balloons in their stomachs lost more than twice their excess weight, compared to people who tried to lose weight under a medically supervised diet and exercise program alone, according to new research from...
30-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

For Some, Losing Weight After Bariaric Surgery May Be a Matter of Taste

People with obesity may have an unexpected ally after weight-loss surgery: their tongues. New research from the Stanford University School of Medicine finds patients who reported a decrease in taste intensity after bariatric surgery had...
30-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Patients Taking Significantly Fewer Medications After Weight-Loss Surgery

Patients with obesity take significantly fewer medications after weight-loss surgery than their non-surgical counterparts, and end up spending 22.4 percent less on drugs for diabetes and heart disease after four years, according to new research.
30-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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

Our Experts on Newswise

Our experts are coming soon...

Our YouTube Videos

Youtube feed not yet configured. Is this your Newswise member page? Contact to configure this module.