Gastric bypass patients keep the weight off: study

People who lose weight after stomach-shrinking surgery are typically able to keep the pounds off for two years or longer, suggests a new analysis of the evidence. "There is no question there is some weight regain, but I think the durability Read more...

The value of MDT in bariatric care

In its continued efforts to serve patients better, the health-care system improved efficiently adopting Multidisciplinary Team Approach (MDT). The meaning of the word “multidisciplinary” is making use of several disciplines at once, as dictionaries Read more...

Allergan reveals HHS probe into lap-band

Lap-Band maker Allergan received a subpoena this month from the Office of the Inspector General for the Dept. of Health & Human Services, the company revealed in an SEC filing.  The troubled weight-loss device has been the subject of federal Read more...

Hot peppers may be alternative to bariatric surgery

Dr Ali Tavakkoli of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston has been studying an ingredient called capsaicin that gives chili peppers their intense heat. He applied tiny cloths soaked with a capsaicin solution directly to the nerve around the Read more...

Weight loss surgery patient loses 130 pounds

Trying to lose a little weight is hard enough. But when your weight climbs up to more than 100 pounds over your ideal weight, it becomes almost impossible for many people to lose it. That's when some people turn to weight loss surgery.  Kim Read more...

Inside GET-THIN

It's a Friday afternoon and the movie "Moneyball" is playing in a medical clinic waiting room at 9001 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills.  No one is there to watch it, just rows of vacant chairs. Perhaps it's just an off day, but on two other Read more...

Bariatric surgeons discuss recent gastric sleeve statistics

According to the most recent statistics from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), obesity is a life-threatening disease that currently affects over 33% of all adults in the U.S., while 5% of the population is considered Read more...

Surgical weight loss is a team effort between doctors and patients

When patients and doctors come together and fully commit to weight loss, the results can be staggering. The advent of specialized procedures like the STARR Treatment have revolutionized bariatric surgery, making operations like gastric bypass, Read more...



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