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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Conclusionclinicians should be aware of such condition in patients with history of bariatric surgery who present with long-standing, intermittent abdominal pain.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Treatment TermsWeight loss and wellnessRoux-en-y gastric bypassBMI Calculator Overview Michelle Taylor of Bahama, NC, woke up one morning with an epiphany: “I just had this overwhelming feeling that I wouldn’t be here in 10 years.” Her weight was out of control, and she was ready to make a change. After deciding to try gastric bypass surgery, she made a list of things she wanted to do after losing weight. Since her surgery in August 2014, Taylor has lost 140 pounds and has crossed off every single item on her list, including the most important one: to live. Hero Image2019_weightloss_michelle_004.jpg P...
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Treatment TermsRoux-en-y gastric bypassBMI CalculatorWeight Loss Benefits and ComplicationsWeight loss surgeryWeight Loss Surgery Next Steps Overview Michelle Taylor of Bahama, NC, woke up one morning with an epiphany: “I just had this overwhelming feeling that I wouldn’t be here in 10 years.” Her weight was out of control, and she was ready to make a change. After deciding to try gastric bypass surgery, she made a list of things she wanted to do after losing weight. Since her surgery in August 2014, Taylor has lost 140 pounds and has crossed off every single item on her list, including the most importa...
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This study aimed to evaluate the long-term efficacy of bariatric surgery in morbidly obese Korean patients compared to conventional medical treatments. Methods: In this multicenter retrospective cohort study, we reviewed 137 obese subjects between January 2008 and February 2011 with a body mass index (BMI)> 30 kg/m2 who had more than 5 years of follow-up clinical data after bariatric surgery (surgery group, n = 49) or conventional treatment (conventional treatment group, n = 88). Anthropometric data and the status of comorbidities were compared between the 2 groups. Results: The median follow-up period was 72.1 ...
Source: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Surg Treat Res Source Type: research
SummaryTo assess the effectiveness of liraglutide 3.0 mg in post ‐bariatric surgery patients, and to determine whether this would differ based on the type of bariatric surgery. One hundred seventeen post‐bariatric surgery patients from the Wharton Medical Clinic were analysed. Changes in weight while taking liraglutide 3.0 mg were examined for all patients, a nd by three types of bariatric surgery—Roux‐en‐Y gastric bypass, gastric banding and gastric sleeve. Patients primarily underwent Roux‐en‐Y gastric bypass (n = 53, 45.3%) or gastric banding (n = 50, 42.7%). Over 7.6 ± 7.1 months ...
Source: Clinical Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
The objective of the present study was to compare a standard suture passer versus the neoClose® device for port site fascial closure in patients with obesity undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery.MethodsThis is a randomized, controlled trial with two parallel arms. Thirty five patients with BMI  ≥ 35 kg/m2 and undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass were randomized to each group. Port site fascial closure for trocars  ≥ 10 mm was performed with the neoClose® device in the study group and the standard suture passer in the control group. P...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2019Source: The Lancet Diabetes &EndocrinologyAuthor(s): Alexander Dimitri Miras, Belén Pérez-Pevida, Madhawi Aldhwayan, Anna Kamocka, Emma Rose McGlone, Werd Al-Najim, Harvinder Chahal, Rachel L Batterham, Barbara McGowan, Omar Khan, Veronica Greener, Ahmed R Ahmed, Aviva Petrie, Samantha Scholtz, Stephen R Bloom, Tricia M TanSummaryBackgroundMany patients with type 2 diabetes do not achieve sustained diabetes remission after metabolic (bariatric) surgery for the treatment of obesity. Liraglutide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 analogue, improves glycaemic control and...
Source: The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Treatment TermsRoux-en-y gastric bypassWeight loss surgeryAdolescent weight loss surgeryChildhood Obesity Sub-Title Faith Newsome Uses Her Experience to Help Teens Facing Bariatric Surgery Overview As a child, Faith Newsome of Sanford, NC, struggled with feeling different from her peers because of her weight. By the time she was 15, she weighed 273 pounds and was pre-diabetic. She had gastric bypass surgery when she was 16. Today, Newsome is a 21-year-old college student who runs a local support group for obese teens. “When I was going through the process, I wanted to talk to people my age who were going through ...
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We report our experience with this innovative surgery compared with laparoscopy during Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, to demonstrate its safety and feasibility. Our single-center study retrospectively identified obese patients who underwent either laparoscopic or robot-assisted gastric bypass procedures over a 2-year period. Demographics, intraoperative outcomes, mortality and morbidity data were collected. Of the 343 gastric bypass procedures identified, 147 were laparoscopic and 196 robotic-assisted. There were significant differences in age and BMI, being younger and more obese in the robotic group (p = 0.001)....
Source: Journal of Robotic Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
This study aims to evaluate a newly developed endoscopic simulator for tissue plication.
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Tuesday abstract Source Type: research
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