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Sleeve Gastrectomy May Be Better Than Gastric Bypass for NASH Patients Sleeve Gastrectomy May Be Better Than Gastric Bypass for NASH Patients
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: August 4, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From MDCorp inking a European distribution deal to Align Technology’s North Carolina expansion, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. MDCorp inks distribution deal with Smart Endoscope Systems MDCorp announced in a July 31 press release that it has signed a distribution agreement with Smart Endoscope Systems, giving MDCorp permission to sell Smart’s G-Eye system throughout its European market. Neuraxon, which is in the process of merging with MDCorp, is going to be responsible for distributing the G-Eye system in Europe and a netw...
Source: Mass Device - August 4, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Ultrasound Vascular Weight loss Access Scientific Inc. aligntechnology Central California Blood Center Cerus Corp. FujiFilm Medical Systems MDCorp MedTech Smart Endoscope Systems Standard Source Type: news

Ferric Carboxymaltose Improves Post-gastrectomy Acute Isovolemic Anemia Ferric Carboxymaltose Improves Post-gastrectomy Acute Isovolemic Anemia
Ferric carboxymaltose is an effective treatment for isovolemic anemia following radical gastrectomy, according to results of a phase 3 randomized clinical trial conducted at seven centers in the Republic of Korea.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

World's fattest woman Eman Ahmed halves her weight
Eman Ahmed, 36, from Alexandria, Egypt weighed a staggering 78 stone before she was airlifted to India for a life-saving Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy operation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Backs Pylorus-preserving Gastrectomy in Early Gastric Cancer Study Backs Pylorus-preserving Gastrectomy in Early Gastric Cancer
In patients with early-stage gastric cancer, laparoscopic pylorus-preserving gastrectomy offers"excellent" long-term prognosis and favorable nutritional status, according to Japanese researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 31, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Evaluating Splenectomy in Total Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer Evaluating Splenectomy in Total Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study, published in Annals of Surgery, examining whether there is any justification for performing splenectomy in patients with proximal gastric cancer.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Common Weight Loss Surgery Linked To Lasting Digestive Issues
(Reuters Health) - A common weight loss surgery is associated with long-term gastrointestinal problems and food intolerance, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data on 249 extremely obese patients who had what’s known as laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, which reduces the stomach to a small pouch about the size of an egg. Two years after surgery, these patients had lost about 31 percent of their total body weight on average. But compared to the control group of 295 obese people who didn’t have operations, the gastric bypass patients were far more likely to experience indigestion and an inability...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Weight Loss Surgery Linked To Lasting Digestive Issues
(Reuters Health) - A common weight loss surgery is associated with long-term gastrointestinal problems and food intolerance, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data on 249 extremely obese patients who had what’s known as laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, which reduces the stomach to a small pouch about the size of an egg. Two years after surgery, these patients had lost about 31 percent of their total body weight on average. But compared to the control group of 295 obese people who didn’t have operations, the gastric bypass patients were far more likely to experience indigestion and an inability...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gastrectomy in Elderly Women With Gastric Cancer Gastrectomy in Elderly Women With Gastric Cancer
Distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer prolongs long-term survival in women 85 years and older, but older men do not appear to derive a survival benefit from the operation, researchers from Japan report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 15, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Bone Metabolism Increased After Gastric Bypass Bone Metabolism Increased After Gastric Bypass
Bone remodeling activation is significantly higher after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery compared with surgical sleeve gastrectomy, researchers in Finland report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - November 28, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Quality Initiative Cuts Sleeve-Gastrectomy Readmissions Quality Initiative Cuts Sleeve-Gastrectomy Readmissions
After a national quality-improvement program for bariatric surgery was implemented in 128 hospitals, 30-day hospital readmission rates fell, especially for sleeve gastrectomy. Postop information was key.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 7, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Surgical Technique Impact in Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgical Technique Impact in Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
How do the surgical techniques for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomies compare in terms of outcomes and complications?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 3, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Study: Bariatric surgery safe, effective but could be improved
Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is significantly safe, but changes to how doctors perform the procedure could make it even safer, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery: Staple Line Reinforcement Ups Leak Risk Bariatric Surgery: Staple Line Reinforcement Ups Leak Risk
The largest study of its kind finds that staple line reinforcement during laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is associated with increased leakage from the stomach compared with not using this technique.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

More evidence gastric bypass surgery leads to sustained weight loss
This study suggests that the vast majority of patients interested in bariatric surgery, especially gastric bypass, should be able to lose a significant amount of weight with gastric bypass and keep that weight off for a very long time,” Maciejewski said. The post More evidence gastric bypass surgery leads to sustained weight loss appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 9, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Weight loss Source Type: news

More Evidence Gastric Bypass Surgery Helps People Lose Weight And Keep It Off
This study suggests that the vast majority of patients interested in bariatric surgery, especiallygastric bypass, should be able to lose a significant amount of weight with gastric bypass and keep that weight off for a very long time,” Maciejewski said. SOURCE: bit.ly/2cGxx2n JAMA Surgery, online August 31, 2016. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Teleflex to close N.C. plant, lay off 104
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) is looking to shutter a North Carolina facility, with plans to lay off 104 employees at the facility. The company’s Ashboro subsidiary Arrow said in May it had plans to lay off 84 employees at the facility, and filed again last month with plans to lay off another 20. The layoffs are expected to go into effect in October. The company said it had 635 employees in Asheboro when it originally announced the impending closure in 2014. The layoffs come as the company plans to move its manufacturing operation from Asheboro to Mexico and the Czech Republic, according to a Triangle Business Journal rep...
Source: Mass Device - September 6, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Teleflex Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass is Better than Other Procedures for Sustainable Weight Loss
Contact: Amara Omeokwe Phone: 919-681-4239 Email:amara.omeokwe@duke.eduhttps://www.dukehealth.orgEMBARGOED FOR RELEASE until 11 a.m. (ET) on Wednesday, August 31, 2016DURHAM, N.C. --  Gastric bypass surgery is more effective for weight loss and long-term weight maintenance than are other surgical procedures and non-surgical treatment, according to a study led by researchers at Duke Health and the Durham VA Medical Center.The study ’s findings, published Aug. 31 in the journal JAMA Surgery, are based on the analysis of ten years of medical records for veterans who underwent one of three different weight-loss surg...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - September 1, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

Perineural Invasion Signals Poor Prognosis in Gastric Cancer Perineural Invasion Signals Poor Prognosis in Gastric Cancer
Perineural invasion (PNI) in locally advanced gastric cancer is associated with worse outcomes in patients who undergo gastrectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy, according to Italian researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 16, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Teleflex launches Percuvance percutaneous laparoscopic system
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) said yesterday it launched its 2nd-generation Percuvance percutaneous surgical system designed for percutaneous laparoscopic procedures in the U.S. The company said that along with the launch, the 1st clinical use of the device, in a sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and laparoscopic gastric band removal, were recently performed at the Duke Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery “These are increasingly common but often challenging procedures. Our experiences with the new system are consistent with other clinical studies, which showed that its handling and functionality ...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Catheters Surgical Teleflex Source Type: news

Standardized Measures Speed Postgastrectomy RecoveryStandardized Measures Speed Postgastrectomy Recovery
Standardization of medical care after total gastrectomy has led to a number of improvements, according to researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 8, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

EnteroMedics Maestro neurostim device used as ‘rescue’ therapy after failed surgeries
EnteroMedics (NSDQ:ETRM) said today that its Maestro device was used a pair of patients whose gastric sleeve procedures failed to bring the hoped-for weight loss and reduction in diabetes symptoms. St. Paul, Minn.-based EnteroMedics calls the Maestro therapy “vBloc,” as it’s designed to stimulate the vagus nerve to control feelings of hunger and satiety. The therapy was used as an adjunctive rescue treatment in 2 obese patients, a 64-year-old male and a 55-year-old female, who both lost and maintained significant weight loss after sleeve gastrectomies. The patients did not move beyond Class...
Source: Mass Device - June 1, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Diabetes Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Weight loss EnteroMedics Inc. Source Type: news

Mouse studies hold promise for a simple treatment for an aggressive gastric tumor
Patients with aggressive neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) have limited treatment options and there are few oncologists who are specialized in this relatively rare disease. Normally a total gastrectomy (removal of the stomach) is employed in these cases, with a subsequent dramatic reduction in the quality of life for patients. Now researchers have identified a mutation in the human ATP4a gene that is involved in the gastric acid secretion regulation and has been identified as responsible of an aggressive form of inherited, early-onset gastric NET. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mouse studies hold promise for a simple treatment for an aggressive gastric tumor
(European Society of Human Genetics) Patients with aggressive neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) have limited treatment options and there are few oncologists who are specialised in this relatively rare disease. Normally a total gastrectomy (removal of the stomach) is employed in these cases, with a subsequent dramatic reduction in the quality of life for patients. Now researchers have identified a mutation in the human ATP4a gene that is involved in the gastric acid secretion regulation and has been identified as responsible of an aggressive form of inherited, early-onset gastric NET. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 19, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Is sleeve gastrectomy a good choice for people with a sweet tooth?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Sleeve gastrectomy is a novel bariatric surgical procedure showing promising weight loss results, even among individuals classified as moderate or severe sweet eaters before the surgery. Evidence suggesting that preoperative sweets consumption is not predictive of sleeve gastrectomy results are reported in a study published in Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Children Younger Than 14Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Children Younger Than 14
There are many concerns regarding the safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery in prepubertal children, but this study may prove them wrong. Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Laparoscopic or Open Distal Gastrectomy for Gastric CancerLaparoscopic or Open Distal Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer
Is laparoscopic surgery or open surgery the better option for distal gastrectomy in stage I gastric cancer? Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 4, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Laparoscopic, Open Gastrectomy Produce Similar OutcomesLaparoscopic, Open Gastrectomy Produce Similar Outcomes
Patients with clinical stage I gastric cancer do as well oncologically five years after laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) as they do after open gastrectomy (OG), according to an observational study from Japan. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Aid Very Obese Teens, 3-Year Data ShowBariatric Surgery May Aid Very Obese Teens, 3-Year Data Show
In the longest-ever prospective study of very obese teens who had gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy, the teens maintained a weight loss of 28% at 3 years, with manageable side effects. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 9, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Digital Dysfunction
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 21-year-old female presented to the emergency department with a distinctive appearance to her hand. She underwent bariatric surgery (a sleeve gastrectomy) 1 month before this condition developed. Calcium levels were normal. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 30, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery linked to increased self-harm risk
ConclusionThe headlines make this sound like an alarming study. However, there are reasons to be cautious about applying these results to UK patients. The majority of people (98%) in the study had gastric bypass surgery. The rest had intestinal bypass surgery or sleeve gastrectomy. None had gastric band surgery, which is a reversible operation (although still serious). In the UK, gastric bypass surgery makes up approximately half of all weight loss surgery, followed by gastric band and sleeve gastrectomy, which each account for about one quarter of all surgery. We don’t know whether the results of this study app...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Obesity Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy Normalizes Testosterone in Some Obese MenSleeve Gastrectomy Normalizes Testosterone in Some Obese Men
The laparoscopic bariatric procedure appears to offer yet another health benefit, and could be a better alternative to testosterone replacement therapy, a new study indicates. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 7, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Better Gut Microbiota Shift With Bypass vs Sleeve GastrectomyBetter Gut Microbiota Shift With Bypass vs Sleeve Gastrectomy
Gastric-bypass surgery appears to have a more beneficial effect on gut microbiota than sleeve gastrectomy among obese patients with type 2 diabetes, a new study indicates. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 30, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery offers new hope to children, adolescents with Prader-Willi Syndrome
Obesity is a leading cause of complications and death in children suffering from Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), yet there are few effective treatment options for these patients. In a new study, researchers found that bariatric surgery, specifically laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), resulted in substantial weight loss with no apparent adverse effect on growth in a small group of severely overweight patients with PWS. PWS is a rare genetic condition that causes a wide range of problems including a constant desire to consume food, which is driven by a permanent feeling of hunger. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery offers new hope to children and adolescents with Prader-Willi Syndrome
(Elsevier Health Sciences) Obesity is a leading cause of complications and death in children suffering from Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), yet there are few effective treatment options for these patients. In a new study researchers found that bariatric surgery, specifically laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), resulted in substantial weight loss with no apparent adverse effect on growth in a small group of severely overweight patients with PWS. While bariatric surgery is considered controversial for PWS, the research team is encouraged by their positive results. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: Cincinnati doctor’s invention could transform weight-loss surgery
Dr. Jon Thompson of UC Health has invented a medical device that could change how weight-loss surgery is performed. Standard Bariatrics, the Blue Ash startup company he founded to develop and market the device, hopes to get it into the hands of surgeons by 2017. Thompson, 35, said the medical stapler he invented could transform how surgeons perform a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, a popular form of weight-loss surgery. About 80 percent of the stomach is removed during the $20,000 procedure, which… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Addressing Morbid Obesity as a Renal Transplantation BarrierAddressing Morbid Obesity as a Renal Transplantation Barrier
Is laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy a safe and effective way to get obese patients ready for kidney transplantation? American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy Wane at 5 Years Benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy Wane at 5 Years
A study finds that short-term weight loss and diabetes remission achieved with laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy decline by 5 years. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - August 7, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Weight Loss May Be Fleeting With Lap Sleeve Gastrectomy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Significant number see weight regain, return of metabolic problems (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 6, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: Initial Benefits Drop Off with Longer Follow-Up (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD Most patients who undergo laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy experience weight loss and remission of obesity-related comorbidities in the short term, but the benefits decline with longer follow-up, according to an analysis in JAMA … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 6, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Long-term followup of type of bariatric surgery finds regain of weight, decrease in diabetes remission
While undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy induced weight loss and improvements in obesity-related disorders, long-term followup shows significant weight regain and a decrease in remission rates of diabetes and, to a lesser extent, other obesity-related disorders over time, according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Diabetes: Study finds bariatric surgery beats diet, exercise
A study designed to compare bariatric surgery with lifestyle interventions found that Type II diabetics treated with gastric bypass or banding procedures fared better than patients who watched their diets and exercised. Results from “Bariatric Surgery versus Intensive Medical Therapy for Diabetes – 3-Year Outcomes,” which was funded by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiaries Ethicon and LifeScan, the Cleveland Clinic and the National Institutes of Health, were published online yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. The 3-year, 61-patient study randomized obese subjects...
Source: Mass Device - July 2, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Weight loss Journal of the American Medical Assn. (JAMA) Source Type: news

Radio 4's Jenni Murray has lost two stone in two weeks after gastric surgery
Inspired by the positive experiences of friends Fern Britton and Vanessa Feltz, Jenni Murray decided to undergo a sleeve gastrectomy to reduce the volume of her stomach permanently. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +3 | The top 3 medtech stories for June 11, 2015
Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 3 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry.   3. Medtronic releases new bariatric surgery device Medtronic said it launched the GastriSail, a new device designed to improve consistency and efficiency during sleeve gastrectomy procedures, in the U.S. Sleeve gastrectomies are the most popular weight loss procedures in the U.S. right now, Gastr...
Source: Mass Device - June 11, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 3 Source Type: news

Medtronic releases new bariatric surgery device
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said it launched the GastriSail, a new device designed to improve consistency and efficiency during sleeve gastrectomy procedures, in the U.S. Sleeve gastrectomies are the most popular weight loss procedures in the U.S. right now, GastriSail co-developer Dr. Amit Trivedi of the Hackensack University Medical Center in N.J. told MassDevice.com. Trivedi said he was inspired to create the device due to variability and ‘spiraling’ of gastric sleeves with current devices and methods. “What I noticed when I was training residents, fellows and other surgeons was there was a tendency...
Source: Mass Device - June 10, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Surgical Weight loss medtronic Source Type: news

Patients who undergo type of gastric surgery have more rapid uptake of alcohol
People who undergo a 'sleeve gastrectomy' have a more rapid uptake of alcohol, a trial in Norway found. There is growing concern that such surgery increases the risk of alcoholism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastrectomy Patients May Not Need Preoperative H. Pylori EradicationGastrectomy Patients May Not Need Preoperative H. Pylori Eradication
Preoperative Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy may not be necessary before gastrectomy in gastric cancer patients, regardless of the planned procedure, new research from Japan suggests. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Always-Hungry Girl Gets 'Childhood' Back After Surgery
A Texas girl who couldn't stop eating has lost has more than 50 pounds after undergoing gastrectomy surgery at age 12. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy May Be Best at Earlier Stage of DiabetesSleeve Gastrectomy May Be Best at Earlier Stage of Diabetes
Among obese people with diabetes undergoing gastric-sleeve procedures, there is likely more to be gained from having surgery at an early stage in the disease course, new data show. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 25, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Tool Predicts Sleeve Gastrectomy Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Seven risk factors help spot candidates for procedure. (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - November 9, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news