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Bariatric surgery News

Surgery-therapy combo more effective for obese diabetic patients

A study published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) shows that bariatric surgery together with medical therapy cut a patient’s blood glucose levels more than medical therapy alone in obese patients who also have type 2 diabetes.
In the Media by Liz Seegert - 2 comments

Bariatric surgery for obese children as young as eight to start

Although US guidelines indicate that bariatric surgery for weight loss is not recommended for kids under 18, a new center for bariatric surgery in the Middle East is planning to operate on children as young as eight.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 2 comments

Is Bariatric Surgery Safe?

With over 220,000 bariatric surgical procedures performed in the US in 2008, doctors and patients need to know if the procedures are safe and effective. A federally-funded, multicenter consortium was created to answer that question.
In the Media by Shannon Kramer - 3 comments
 

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