10th Feb, 2023
Sleeve gastrectomy and new stapling technology are both safe and effective approaches to treating obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other related health conditions—so much so that safety data now strongly favors sleeve gastrectomy over any non-surgical treatment. Here's how sleeve technology continues to improve the state of the art in weight loss and diabetes treatment. What is Sleeve Gastrectomy Sleeve gastrectomy, also known as vertical sleeve…
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13th Jan, 2023
People who are actively researching bariatric surgery are often looking for answers to similar questions. One of them relates to whether or not bariatric surgery is an outpatient procedure. The short answer is that it's not quite outpatient — but it's close. Defining "Outpatient" We usually define “outpatient” procedures as those in which a person can come into the center or hospital, undergo a short…
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23rd Dec, 2022
People considering bariatric surgery have many questions about the procedure and what to expect before, during, and after. One common question is whether bariatric surgery is reversible. In most cases, the short answer is no. But of course, there is always a bit more to the story. And really, there are better questions to ask. Understanding Bariatric Surgery Bariatric surgery has evolved over at least…
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2nd Dec, 2022
Achieving great success with a revision procedure for gastric bypass has taken time. Millions of people have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass since it became the primary surgical treatment for obesity and type two diabetes. As the years go by, environmental and biological factors conspire to create weight re-gain, as well as the return of diabetes over the years for some people. So, a considerable number…
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26th Nov, 2022
One of the benefits of metabolic surgery and the associated weight loss is a reduced risk of obesity-related issues, such as heart disease. But will metabolic surgery help if you already have heart disease? A 2021 study says yes, it will. From the Study In an analysis of over 2,000 patients with heart disease, the authors followed matched controls comparing those who did undergo bariatric…
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21st Oct, 2022
Can a stomach surgery procedure really change the brain tissue? Indeed, it does. Here's how metabolic surgery change the brain. It Relates to Hormonal Changes Maintaining metabolism, body weight, hunger, long-term blood sugar, fat storage, and many other complex functions of the body involve interactions between systems in the gut, pancreas, liver, and even the brain. The science behind bariatric surgery has taught us how…
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7th Oct, 2022
Metabolic surgery is among the most highly effective treatments in medicine today, especially as a treatment for type two diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. But what about infertility? Does metabolic surgery improve fertility in men and women? Obesity and Infertility Fertility specialists are very clear that being obese or even overweight can negatively affect a couple's chances of becoming pregnant.…
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23rd Sep, 2022
Identifying the elements that create the "perfect sleeve" has been a topic of debate among surgeons and academic centers ever since the sleeve gastrectomy came on the scene. There are a number of important considerations, so let us walk through them and see if we can identify the current state of the art for this procedure. Elements of the Perfect Sleeve Gastrectomy Safety and minimal…
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2nd Sep, 2022
If you're considering weight-loss surgery, you've likely done some early research and run into a few options for the procedure. There are several kinds of bariatric or metabolic surgery, and while the end goal is the same, they have their own pros and cons. Today, in the interest of accurate information, we're covering the three most common types of weight-loss surgery. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG)…
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19th Aug, 2022
Could a 45-minute procedure done today reduce the risks of pregnancy, labor, and delivery even years later? This is an important question researchers have examined with respect to weight loss surgery. Here's what we know about whether metabolic surgery makes pregnancy safer. Obesity and Pregnancy Pregnancy is an exciting time — a time for celebration, preparing for life change, but also concern because there are health…
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