Reoperative, Revisional Bariatric Surgery Risks are Low

When it comes to reoperative bariatric surgery, there has been a long-standing concern that the procedure is hazardous for patients. Studies now show that reoperative bariatric surgery does not increase the morbidity or the mortality rates for patients as was initially suspected. In fact, the differences between the first surgery and the reoperative bariatric surgery […]

Glycemic Control in Type 1 Diabetes Patients Not Improved by Bariatric Surgery

A Change in BMI Data was conducted from over 22 type 1 diabetes patients with a BMI of greater than 35kg/m2 culminating from three bariatric surgery centers located in Belgian. Out of the patients studied, 6 of them had a sleeve gastrectomy while 16 of them underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Using a linear mixed […]

Bariatric Surgery Credentialing Organizations and What They Mean to You

Obesity is the leading public health problem in U.S. and worldwide and bariatric surgery is the leading edge treatment for the patients with obesity and obesity-related conditions. The chronic obesity disease is a potentially life-threatening and weight loss surgery can help patients turn their lives around. Metabolic and Bariatric Accredition and Quality Agencies are responsible […]

Gastric Sleeve in Las Vegas

This restrictive type of surgical procedure will permanently reduce the size of a patient’s stomach, which limits their food intakes and their level of hunger. Gastric sleeve surgery in Las Vegas does not involve any type of intestinal rerouting or malabsorption unless the procedure is followed by the gastric bypass one. Gastric sleeve surgery uses […]

Body Contouring Surgery After Excess Weight Loss Stayed Slimmer in the Long Term

A recent study reports that gastric bypass surgery patients who have body contouring surgery to remove excess skin after weight loss have a better chance of long-term weight control. This study was published in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The […]

Medical Tourism: What to Know

Ever wondered what British super model Naomi Campbell, Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci, German TV and film actress Ingeborg Schoener, Pop star Madonna, Hollywood actress Demi Moore and Cherie Blair, wife of Tony Blair, former British Prime Minister, have in common? Medical vacation! Before you wonder why they would do such a thing, here is […]

Medical Tourism in 2013, Facts and Statistics

Currently, Medical Tourism is exploding Worldwide, with a lot of countries now offering inexpensive healthcare. Currently, the state of Medical Tourism is healthy and poised to grow 30% annually. Medical Tourism for Americans are Growing 50 Million Americans are Uninsured or are Underinsured. Moreover, the sheer companies helping patients find qualified healthcare is expanding. In […]

Mexico Medical Tourism: Things to Know

Medical tourism in Mexico, as well as in general, has exploded with popularity in recent years with more and more Americans discovering how much cheaper it is to have weight loss surgeries and other medical related procedures done in foreign countries. Of the top ten most known and considered “best” destinations for medical tourism are […]

Lap-Band Surgery Failures

Laparoscopic gastric banding or Lap-band is one of the popular Bariatric surgery procedures performed with minimal invasive surgery. It involves placing an adjustable silicon band around the upper part of the stomach that is connected to a port on abdominal wall. This band can be inflated or deflated according to the requirement of the body. […]

Bariatric Surgery: Do You Really Need Surgery for Weight Loss?

You have tried all sorts of weight losing diets, but you lose and finally gain weight. Are you wondering if you now need a weight loss surgery? Bariatric surgery is a great way to lose the excess fat of your body, but there are many other facts to consider before choosing this option for successfully […]

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