Life After Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery

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 the same experience,” she said. Her group, O.C.E.A.N.S., “provides a safe space for teens to talk about the struggles of obesity.” Hero Image2019_weightloss_faith.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Learn More CTA ButtonAdolescent Weight Loss Surgery Patient Name Faith Newsome Patient Photo Gender Female Patient Story Quote“I finally got to have the experience of shopping with my friends, trying on dresses, and leaving with the one I loved.” Featured Doctors Dana D. Portenier, MD Sarah C. Armstrong, MD BodyDisplay in Announcement Section:  ArchivedThumbnail Image: Pin to Top of WiFi Page: 
Source: Duke Health News - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news

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Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) affords a long-term, durable approach to the management of diabetes mellitus (DM) in morbidly obese patients. Nevertheless, patients with DM are at an increased risk for 30-day wound events and additional morbidity and mortality compared with patients without DM. The purpose of our study was to determine if there is a preoperative glycosylated hemoglobin (HgA1c) target level that can be used as a surrogate for optimization of DM in diabetic patients before RYGB.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Bariatric and foregut Source Type: research
We report two cases of young women with diabetes who underwent bariatric surgery and had complications resulting from extensive inflammation and necrosis of adipose tissue. The first patient was diagnosed with omental infarction, which is a type of fat necrosis that is rarely associated with obesity and bariatric surgery. The second patient had an intraoperative finding of mesenteric panniculitis, which resulted in an intra-operative change in the choice of bariatric surgery to do a sleeve gastrectomy instead of a gastric bypass. Surgeons who perform surgery on bariatric patients must be aware of complications related to e...
Source: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann R Coll Surg Engl Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundWhile laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) continues to be the most commonly performed bariatric operation, several variables influence surgeons ’ practice patterns and patients’ decision-making in the type of bariatric procedure to perform. The aim of this study was to evaluate patient factors that influence the decision between laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) versus LSG.MethodsThe Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) database was queried for patients undergoing LSG and LRYGB between 2015 and 2017. Univariate analysis and multi...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Bariatric and metabolic surgery (BMS) is the most effective treatment for obesity, type 2 diabetes (T2D) and comorbidities, including nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The beneficial effects of BMS are beyond the primary goal of gastric restriction and nutrients malabsorption. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) are the two most commonly performed procedures of BMS. Both surgeries lead to physiological changes in gastrointestinal tract; subsequently alter bile acids pool and composition, gut microbial activities, gut hormones and circulating ...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract The alarming rise in obesity and relative lack of pharmacotherapies to treat, what is becoming a global epidemic, has necessitated that an increasing number of bariatric procedures be performed. Several surgical techniques have been developed during the last 50 years and the advent of laparoscopic surgery has increased the safety and efficacy of these procedures. Bariatric surgery is by a substantial margin, the most efficacious means of achieving sustained weight loss maintenance in patients with obesity. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (RYGB) elicits the most favourable metabolic outcomes with attendan...
Source: Appetite - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Appetite Source Type: research
As with most things worth studying, it feels like the more we uncover surrounding the interconnecting mechanisms that lead to the obesity state the more it seems like we have yet to discover. This principle holds true with bariatric surgery as we continue to uncover more and more protective health benefits of contemporary metabolic procedures, like laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) and sleeve gastrectomy (SG).1,2 Any bariatric surgeon will tell you that many of these patients enjoy profound physiologic improvements in a weight-independent fashion, that is to say that many patients leave hospital already off of d...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionOverall, bariatric surgery (SG or RYGB) remains a low mortality risk procedure for all age groups. However, all age group classifications  >  45 years had higher incidence of major complications and mortality compared to patients 18–45 years (despite older individuals having lower preoperative BMI) indicating delaying surgery is detrimental.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
te;a-José Cao Jaime Ruiz-Tovar María-José Castro Obesity is an epidemic with severe consequences on the professional development of patients. Bariatric surgery has proven to be a safe treatment with effective results in weight control. The aim of this study is to assess the implications of professional occupation in relation to the development of obesity and weight changes after bariatric surgery. We analyzed 500 obese patients (77.8% women, 22.2% men) who underwent one anastomosis gastric bypass surgery at the Centre of Excellence for the Study and Treatment of Obesity and Diabetes (2014&n...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: gastric bypass is an effective method for the resolution of comorbidities and reduction of cardiovascular risk, but it is very important to monitor as many patients as possible, and to report on the long-term results, to determine the real effectiveness of these procedures. PMID: 32686438 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Nutricion Hospitalaria - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Nutr Hosp Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: None of the studies that were assessed met the inclusion criteria of this review. Therefore we were unable to determine the effectiveness of interventions for the management of obesity in individuals with bipolar disorder. Given the extent and impact of the problem and the absence of evidence, this review highlights the need for research in this area. We suggest the need for RCTs that will focus only on populations with bipolar disorder and comorbid obesity. We identified several ongoing studies that may be included in the update of this review. PMID: 32687629 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
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