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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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Newswise Meeting Wire Featuring News from the ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2015
04-Nov-2015
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32nd ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2015
Los Angeles
November 2-6

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Amber Hamilton
212-266-0062

Meeting Website

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 decades, according to researchers from Cleveland Clinic.

32nd ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2015

– American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

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 the basic science, clinical application and prevention and treatment of obesity. The weeklong obesity conference is hosted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS).

32nd ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2015

– American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

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 function, according to new study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), that followed patients for three years.

32nd ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2015

– American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

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 before surgery.

32nd ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2015

– American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

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 largest international event focused on the basic science, clinical application and prevention and treatment of obesity. The weeklong conference is hosted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS).

32nd ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2015

– American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

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