Lessons Learned Years After Weight Loss Surgery

Treatment TermsRoux-en-y gastric bypassWeight loss surgeryBMI Calculator Overview Fourteen years after his gastric bypass surgery, Donald Rice of Durham is a confident 46-year-old father who enjoys being active and social. Yet he can still recall when he weighed 339 pounds and felt anxious about the changes that would follow his weight loss surgery. Knowing how different his life is today, he is glad he didn ’t let fear hold him back. “There are so many positives that changed my life that what I gave up doesn’t matter," he said."It doesn ’t even cross my mind.” Content Blocks Sidebar Box Sidebar Box HeaderAttend a Free Bariatric Seminar Sidebar Box TextLearn more about obesity and weight loss surgery at one  of our free information sessions in Durham, Raleigh, and Burlington. Sidebar Links LinkFind a Session Near You Do not display phone numbers BodyDisplay in Announcement Section:  ArchivedPin to Top of WiFi Page: 
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no LK Abstract Purpose To analyze, in aged obese patients, the weight loss, comorbidity control, and safety postoperative complications of bariatric surgery by Roux-en-Y gastric bypass technique. Methods Twenty-seven patients who underwent laparoscopic weight-reducing gastroplasty with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass to treat obesity were included. All patients were ≥ 60 years old at the time of surgery. The Wilcoxon test was used for statistical analysis, and a p-value ≤0.05it was considered significant. Results Ten (90.9%) patients with dyslipidemia were cured (p
Source: Acta Cirurgica Brasileira - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Acta Cir Bras Source Type: research
We would all agree that the main goal in bariatric/metabolic surgery is weight loss and improvement of comorbidities. Right. But we should be prepared to go one step further in the management of our patients and star considering the multi-factorial environment that surrounds them. Besides weight or metabolic status, there are many other facets of the human being that must be taken into account. As much as anatomical and physiological aspects are important on the preoperative planning, the emotional and psychological spheres should also be [2].
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Required preoperative weight loss for bariatric surgery patients has been a point of contention among bariatric surgeons and benefit design planners for many years. Previously published studies make it very clear that some measure of preoperative weight loss has benefits for both the patient and the operative surgeon.1,2 There are several reasons why intentional, physician-directed, preoperative weight loss would be of benefit for patients, including improving the overall nutrition of the patient, increasing protein reserves, and mentally preparing the patient for a post-operative diet that is calorie restricted.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionAccording to this study data, bariatric surgery reduces the need for INI in patients with OA. The effect seems to be related to the amount of weight loss. Additional studies conducted on a larger scale are necessary to validate findings.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewKnowledge regarding postoperative outcomes after bariatric and metabolic surgery continues to evolve. This review highlights key findings in outcomes research over the last 5  years related to weight loss, remission of obesity-related disease, reflux, revisional surgery, robotic-assisted surgical platforms, and adolescent populations.Recent FindingsSleeve gastrectomy (SG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) produce similar weight loss patterns at 5  years, while duodenal switch (BPD/DS) and related procedures are associated with maximal weight loss overall and optimal resolution of obesit...
Source: Current Obesity Reports - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Source Type: research
Bariatric surgery has gained significant popularity during the current millennium. Operations have changed, been modified, become extinct or increased in popularity. However, the biologic sex distribution has not varied significantly, with 80% of patients undergoing bariatric surgery in the United States being female. Obesity Surgery Mortality Risk Score (OS-MRS) which was designed by Demaria et al in 2007 has historically defined male biological sex as an independent risk factor for bariatric surgery.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
This study will examine the QoL of patients who had undergone either LSG or LRYGB. We retrieved the literature from PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, and the Cochrane Library database before November 2019. A total of 10 articles and 2327 obese patients were included in our meta-analysis.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Review articles Source Type: research
ConclusionCandy cane syndrome is a rare and challenging complication reported in bariatric patients following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and is best investigated with a barium swallow or oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD). This means that this kind of pathology could be avoided by not leaving such a long blind loop during the primary gastric bypass operation. An explorative laparoscopy could be performed in the event of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting at a long-term follow-up after gastric bypass. Even if there are little data regarding the efficacy of surgical treatment, if present, “candy cane” surgical r...
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Bariatric surgery is currently the most efficacious and durable intervention for severe obesity. The most commonly performed procedures in the U.S. are the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) and the Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG), which involve significant anatomical and physiological alterations that lead to changes in behavior and biology. Unfortunately, many patients experience sub-optimal weight loss and/or substantial weight regain. Eating and physical activity/sedentary behaviors, mood, cognition and the gut microbiome all change postoperatively and have an association with weight change.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original articles Source Type: research
We examined depressive and anxiety symptoms in 94 females 13‐21 years old: 39 in the NW group (body mass index [BMI]: 5th‐85th percentiles) and 55 in the OB group (BMI>40  kg/m2 or>35  kg/m2 with comorbidities). Fifteen participants in the OB group who underwent bariatric surgery (gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy) and 15 getting routine care were re ‐assessed after 6 months. The Beck Depression Inventory‐II (BDI‐II) and State‐Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) assessed depressive and anxiety symptoms, respectively. The OB group had higher BDI‐II and STAI T‐scores (P 
Source: Clinical Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
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