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NEWS: Bariatric Surgery May Help Reset Weight “Set Point”

Overweight Woman

For those that struggle with obesity, diet and exercise are often not enough. Studies have shown that there is as much as a 95% failure rate in those trying to lose weight through lifestyle changes alone. This high failure rate is due to numerous factors, including: Failing to address the root of the weight gain. Difficulty in adhering to diet …

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Urinary Incontinence Improved by Bariatric Surgery by 3 Years

Overweight Group

At the American Urogynecologic Society and International Urogynecological Association 2014 Scientific Meeting it was discussed that there had been an improvement of urinary incontinence in obese women for as many as three years after bariatric surgery. Most of the women reporting urinary incontinence are obese and are reported to be at a 4-fold increased risk over others. Severe incontinence becomes …

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Reoperative, Revisional Bariatric Surgery Risks are Low

Surgery Room

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 with relation to risk barely …

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


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 model with a random patient and fixed period effect, …

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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 for ensuring the safety of …

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