Weight Loss Surgery Gives Mom a New Lease on Life

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 Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Are You a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery? CTA ButtonCalculate Your BMI Patient Photo Featured Doctors Dana D. Portenier, MD Date UpdatedThursday, June 13, 2019 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:  ArchivedThumbnail Image: Pin to Top of WiFi Page: 
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ConclusionsIn patients aged 40 ‐65, gastric bypass but not sleeve gastrectomy or the other procedures increased risk of major osteoporotic fractures.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
In the current manuscript (1) the authors reported the results of diagnostic upper endoscopy for a cohort of 250 consequent patients who presented with complaints after Roux en Y gastric bypass (RYGB). Ninety-eight patients (39.2%) with a relevant finding at upper endoscopy were identified, mostly marginal ulcer and stomal stenosis. The postoperative endoscopic findings can help us better understand long term complications following bariatric surgery. The authors should be commended for identifying risks factors to an abnormal upper endoscopy (male sex, smoking, alcohol consumption, referral reason and prior imaging studies).
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsForegut pathology is common in bariatric patients with subjective symptoms of GERD. Implementing a comprehensive protocol to objectively assess these patients leads to a significant clinical impact on which procedure these patients ultimately undergo.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
This study included patients who underwent primary laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). The primary outcome of interest was incisional SSI occurring within 30  days. Surgeries performed in 2015 were used in a derivation cohort and the predictive tool was validated against the 2016 cohort. A forward selection algorithm was used to build a logistic regression model predicting probability of SSI.ResultsA total of 274,187 patients were included with 71.7% being LSG and 28.3% LRYGB. 0.7% of patients had a SSI in which 71.0% had an incisional SSI, and 29.9% had an organ/spa...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Objective: We sought to compare the short and long-term outcomes of MBS in adolescents vs. adults who have undergone a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) or Sleeve gastrectomy (SG).Design: Retrospective cohort study.Setting: Single tertiary care academic referral center.Participants: One hundred fifty adolescent (≤ 21-years) and adult (>21-years) subjects with severe obesity between 15 and 70 years of age who underwent RYGB or SG.Outcomes: Metabolic parameters, weight and height measures were obtained pre-and post-surgery (at 3 and 6 months, and then annually for 4 years).Results: Median pre-surgical body mass index (BM...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
We examined the association of hospital length of stay (LOS) by race-ethnicity (Hispanic, non-Hispanic white [NHW], NH black [NHB]) and MBS-procedure among Florida inpatients. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of inpatient records was performed using the 2016 Florida Agency for Health Care Administrative (AHCA) data. Records of Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB), Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB), and Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) procedures based on ICD 10th edition code were analyzed. Via logistic regression analysis, the adjusted odds ratio (aOR) of longer LOS (≥2 versus 
Source: Journal of the National Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Natl Med Assoc Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundRevisional gastric bypass (R-RYGB) surgery is utilized for the management of inadequate weight loss or weight regain observed after some cases of bariatric surgeries. Data on the mid-term effectiveness of primary gastric bypass (P-RYGB) compared with R-RYGB (e.g., post sleeve gastrectomy/gastric banding) are controversial.MethodsRetrospective chart review of all patients who received P-RYGB and R-RYGB (January 2011 –June 2015) at our center. One hundred twenty patients who underwent P-RYGB and 34 R-RYGB who completed 18 months follow-up were included. We compared the effectiveness of P-RYGB with R-R...
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundConflicting data have been published for bariatric surgery in older patients, with no long-term large-scale studies available. Our aim was to provide long-term (>  10 years) results on weight loss, metabolic outcomes, and quality of life in a large homogenous series of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) patients, according to age at baseline.Patients and MethodsAll consecutive patients who underwent primary RYGB between 1999 and 2007, and therefore eligible for 10-year follow-up, were retrospectively analyzed. According to their age at baseline, they were divided into three groups: A (
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Bariatric surgery is an effective therapeutic procedure for morbidly obese patients. The two most common interventions are Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) and Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB).
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original articles Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn patients aged 40 ‐65, gastric bypass but not sleeve gastrectomy or the other procedures increased risk of major osteoporotic fractures.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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