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What Is a Gastric Pacemaker?

The gastric pacemaker is a bariatric procedure that aims to curb weight gain by controlling how full and satiated you feel. A bariatric procedure is one that assists in weight loss. People who find it difficult to lose weight, or those who face the risk of obesity and high blood pressure, can opt to have […]

En Caso de Manga Gástrica, La Cirugía Robótica No Es Más Superior Que Manga Gástrica Laparoscópica Tradicional

Según el Dr. David Davtyan, un cirujano bariatrico renombrado en Los Angeles, un estudio reciente describió 86,953 casos de Gastrectomía Vertical en Manga, comúnmente llamado Manga Gástrica, realizado laparoscopicamente o mediante cirugía robótica para bajar de peso. El estudio demostró que cirugías de manga gástrica realizadas por laparoscopia tuvieron mejores resultados y fueron más seguras […]

Apollo Endosurgery Announces CE Mark Approval for the ORBERA365™

Expanding the Indwell Period from 6 Months to 12 Months with the Gastric Balloon Category Leader. AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. (“Apollo”) (NASDAQ:APEN), a global leader in less invasive medical devices for bariatric and gastrointestinal procedures, today announced CE (Conformité Européene) Mark approval for the ORBERA365 Managed Weight Loss System. The ORBERA365 Managed Weight Loss […]

Adjustable Gastric Banding From Another Perspective

Adjustable Gastric Band

Adjustable Gastric Banding (AGB) is a misunderstood weight loss surgical procedure that has helped thousands of patients suffering from obesity for 24 years. Most bariatric surgical procedures such as the lap-band, require multiple interventions (beginning with least invasive to more invasive) during a patient’s life, just like other chronic diseases. While the article in JAMA […]

Obesity in Young Adults

Overweight Young Adults Risk Early Death A study published in Aug 2011 in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that being overweight at 25 years old increased the risk of early death by 21%. That risk went up to 28% if a young adult with a higher BMI (body mass index) also smoked, drank alcohol, […]

Developing Diabetes Strongly Associated with a Fatty Liver

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism showed that a patient diagnosed with fatty liver found on an ultrasound exam strongly predicts the likelihood of developing diabetes type 2 in 5 years . Over 11,000 patients were followed for 5 years . They compared patients with high insulin resistance with […]

Less Colon Polyps with Moderate Exercise

A study published in the British Journal of Cancer found that physical activity can reduce the risk of developing polyps by 16%, and developing large or advance polyps by 30%, and the risk of colon cancer by 25%. An analysis of studies involving over 250,000 patients, found less precancerous colon polyps in those individuals who […]

Weight Reduction May Improve Outcomes with Cirrhotic Liver

Findings published in the August 2011 issue of Hepatology, revealed that obesity may be a frequent cause of chronic liver disease progression. Liver cirrhosis, according to one study, in over 15% of cases, is caused by being overweight. Other studies showed that those suffering from liver disease due to obesity had a lower survival rate […]

How Much Exercise Is Enough?

According to data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System in 2005, less than 50 percent of the population participates in “recommended” levels of physical activity. You may be wondering what exactly the “recommended” levels of physical activity are. The recommended levels of physical activity (including both the amount and intensity) differ per person’s individual […]

Gastric Banding Pays for Itself…

A new study published in the journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases concluded that the cost of Gastric Banding weight loss surgery was cost effective in roughly two years post-op by reductions in obesity-related medical costs in those with a history of Diabetes and in roughly four years post-op in those patients without Diabetes. […]

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