For Teens, Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Bring Emotional Gains
THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 -- Following weight-loss surgery, teens may see some aspects of their health improve, but overall mental health isn't likely to budge, a new study suggests. In the five years after gastric bypass surgery, teens experienced... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Beats Diet and Exercise for Reversing Diabetes Gastric Bypass Beats Diet and Exercise for Reversing Diabetes
People who undergo gastric bypass surgery are more likely to achieve remission of diabetes than those who try to lose weight by dieting and exercising, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Mental Health Outcomes No Better for Teens Undergoing RYGB
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 -- Mental health outcomes do not appear to improve for obese adolescents undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in The Lancet Child& Adolescent Health. Kajsa J ärvholm, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Which Obesity Surgery Is Right for You?
Looking at medical records from more than 33,000 U.S. patients, researchers found that those who underwent gastric bypass surgery had higher rates of hospitalization in the next five years, versus patients who underwent sleeve gastrectomy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interventions More Likely After RYGB Versus Sleeve Gastrectomy
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- Among adults undergoing bariatric surgery, interventions, operations, and hospitalizations are more likely after Roux en Y gastric bypass (RYGB) than after sleeve gastrectomy (SG), according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Patients of weight-loss surgery are at triple the death risk from substance use, study says
(Natural News) Some people who struggle to lose weight turn to gastric bypass surgery in hopes of quick and lasting results. While this operation can make a difference for some patients initially, it could lead to a host of problems in the long term – and one surprising one is a higher risk of death... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastric Sleeve Tied to Lower Risk for Subsequent Procedures
MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2019 -- Patients undergoing vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) appear to be less likely than matched patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) to experience subsequent abdominal operative interventions, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Less Abdominal Surgery Post Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Gastric Bypass Less Abdominal Surgery Post Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Gastric Bypass
Although gastric bypass surgery is more effective for weight loss and diabetes remission, patients should know that it may be tied to a slightly higher risk of needing another procedure, says lead author.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - December 24, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Surgery Linked to Bone-Strength Improvement in New Study Gastric Bypass Surgery Linked to Bone-Strength Improvement in New Study
Bone strength increases in the year after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery in patients with and without type 2 diabetes, researchers from Norway report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 10, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Teens Have More Nutritional Deficiencies After Gastric Bypass Vs Sleeve Gastrectomy Teens Have More Nutritional Deficiencies After Gastric Bypass Vs Sleeve Gastrectomy
More than twice as many teens who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) for weight loss had multiple nutritional deficiencies compared to those who underwent sleeve gastrectomy (SG), researchers say. Ongoing nutrition monitoring and supplementation is recommended, regardless of surgery type.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 10, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Beats Sleeve Gastrectomy for Diabetes Remission Gastric Bypass Beats Sleeve Gastrectomy for Diabetes Remission
Among obese patients with type 2 diabetes, gastric bypass is associated with higher rates of diabetes remission at one year than is sleeve gastrectomy, researchers from Norway report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 26, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass May Stem Diabetic Kidney Disease More Quickly in Youth Than Adults Gastric Bypass May Stem Diabetic Kidney Disease More Quickly in Youth Than Adults
Gastric bypass appears to lower urine albumin more quickly in diabetic adolescents than in diabetic adults, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 21, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Best surgery for long-term weight loss not yet clear
(Reuters Health) - People with obesity may initially shed more excess pounds with an older operation known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass than with a newer sleeve gastrectomy procedure, but a research review suggests that longer-term, which one is better for weight loss remains unknown. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

More Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass Linked to Better Chance of T2DM Remission More Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass Linked to Better Chance of T2DM Remission
Younger patients and those who lose more weight in the first year after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) have a better chance of achieving lasting type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) remission, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Age is not a barrier to the benefits of weight-loss surgery
(Society for Endocrinology) While weight-loss surgeries are not usually performed in people above the age of 65, a new study shows that these procedures can lead to successful weight loss and better diabetes control in older adults. The study, presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton, UK, indicates that elderly patients treated with bariatric surgery (gastric bypass or gastric sleeve) can recover well and have a reduced risk of obesity-related complications, including heart disease and diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Lower Risk of Birth Defects Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Lower Risk of Birth Defects
Women with severe obesity who have gastric bypass surgery to lose weight before becoming pregnant may be less likely to have babies with birth defects than similar women who don't have weight-loss surgery, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Maternal gastric bypass surgery reduces risk of birth defects
According to a study published inJAMA, gastric bypass surgery for obese women reduces likelihood of birth defects in children.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 16, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery tied to lower risk of birth defects
(Reuters Health) - Women with severe obesity who have gastric bypass surgery to lose weight before becoming pregnant may be less likely to have babies with birth defects than similar women who don't have weight-loss surgery, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Linked to Lower Risk for Major Birth Defects
TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 -- Infants born to women who have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery have a lower risk for major birth defects than those born to matched control women, according to a study published in the Oct. 15 issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass in Teens Improves Health Dramatically Gastric Bypass in Teens Improves Health Dramatically
A long-term study comparing outcomes in teens and adults treated with gastric bypass surgery provides more support for the procedure.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Drops Heart Disease, Death Risk for Diabetics
The observational study tracked the health of almost 2,300 people with type 2 diabetes who had one of four types of weight-loss surgery. These included gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric banding and duodenal switch surgery. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Dramatically Lowers the Risk of Early Death, a New Study Finds
For decades, doctors have known that losing weight can significantly lower risk of heart disease and by extension, reduce the risk of dying from heart-related events such as stroke and heart attack. Studies have shown that both lifestyle changes including diet and exercise as well as medications and weight-loss surgery can improve heart disease risk factors such as obesity and diabetes, for example, but data supporting the benefits of any of these approaches in actually lowering rates of heart events such as heart attack and atrial fibrillation, or in reducing early deaths from heart disease, have been less robust. The dat...
Source: TIME: Health - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized diabetes Heart Disease Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Surgery in the Treatment of GERD Symptoms Gastric Bypass Surgery in the Treatment of GERD Symptoms
Has the beneficial effect of gastric bypass on GERD symptoms been overestimated?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 21, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mom Makes Her Health and Well-Being a Priority
Treatment TermsWeight loss surgerySleeve gastrectomyBMI CalculatorWeight Loss Benefits and ComplicationsWeight Loss Surgery Next StepsRoux-en-y gastric bypass Author Morgan deBlecourt Overview At 247 pounds, Tracie Green felt miserable thanks to a slew of weight-related health problems. When she couldn ’t take it anymore, Green decided to try weight loss surgery. In the 12 months since then, Green has lost almost 60 pounds and her health has improved significantly. Although she has no regrets, Green’s weight loss journey hasn’t been easy. Hero Imageblog_weightlosstraciegreen_1932x862.jpg Preview Ima...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - August 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Weight loss jab dubbed 'most exciting obesity treatment yet' helps patients lose 10lbs in a month
The jab, developed by Imperial College London, was tested on 15 patients. It contains three hormones that mimic the effects of a gastric bypass surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise Training Reduces Bone Loss Tied to Gastric Bypass in Women Exercise Training Reduces Bone Loss Tied to Gastric Bypass in Women
Exercise training can attenuate the bone loss that commonly follows Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) in women with severe obesity, according to results from a randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 6, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Will NeuroPace ’s RNS System Shock the Obesity Treatment Market?
This study will evaluate whether neurostimulation can automatically respond to the signals that occur immediately before a loss-of-control eating episode to help patients regain control, a potentially groundbreaking intervention for the most severely affected patients. The RNS System’s ability to continuously monitor brain activity and respond with therapy when these biomarkers are detected makes the system an ideal fit for this research.” Changes in the Market With this study, NeuroPace is venturing out into new territory. Typically, the firm’s closed-loop neuromodulat...
Source: MDDI - July 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Obese woman whose weight spiraled to 590lbs got down to 221lbs in time for her wedding
June McCamey turned to comfort food when her son suddenly died at just 17 in 2011. After suffering both a stroke and a heart attack, she underwent gastric-bypass surgery in Texas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lower Risk of Reintervention After Sleeve Gastrectomy Versus Gastric Bypass Lower Risk of Reintervention After Sleeve Gastrectomy Versus Gastric Bypass
Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) conferred a significantly lower risk of reintervention at five years compared to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) in a retrospective analysis of patients who underwent the procedures between 2005 and 2015.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 3, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Gastric surgery increases risk of drug or alcohol-related death
According to a study, published inSurgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, alcohol and drug related deaths are much higher in gastric bypass patients, which may be a result of altered metabolism.Web MD (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 21, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Drug, Alcohol Deaths Soar After Weight-Loss Surgery
The reason isn't clear, but laboratory studies have shown that a particular form of gastric bypass surgery changes the way the body reacts to drugs and alcohol. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rates of Drug-, Alcohol-Linked Death Triple After Weight-Loss Surgery
THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 -- A new study offers some sobering news about weight-loss surgery. People who undergo a gastric bypass procedure called Roux-en-Y are three times more likely than those in the general population to die of drug- or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Drug - and Alcohol - Related Deaths Higher After Bariatric Surgery
Standardized mortality rates from substance use higher after Roux - en - Y gastric bypass (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gastroenterology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

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 P...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Weight Loss Surgery Gives Mom New Lease on Life
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...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Weight Loss Surgery May Not Relieve Acid Reflux
WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 -- Reflux symptoms return in about half of patients who undergo gastric bypass, according to a study published online June 4 in Alimentary Pharmacology& Therapeutics. Dag Holmberg, from the Karolinska Institutet in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hormone infusions may be more effective than gastric bypass in obesity
According to research, presented at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions, infusion of gut hormones (GLP-1, oxyntomodulin, peptide YY) improved weight loss and glucose levels in obese and pre-diabetic patients.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 10, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Weight-loss patients at higher risk of death from substance use disorders
(University of Pittsburgh) The death rate from drug- and alcohol-related causes in people who've had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is nearly triple that of the general public. And fewer than half of those who died had triggered a safety protocol for problematic substance use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Tied to Higher Fracture Risk Versus Gastric Band
THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 -- There is a 73 percent increased risk for nonvertebral fracture after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) versus adjustable gastric banding (AGB), according to a study published online May 15 in JAMA Surgery. Elaine W. Yu, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GERD Reduction Overestimated After Gastric Bypass GERD Reduction Overestimated After Gastric Bypass
Gastric bypass surgery relieved symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease in only approximately half of patients with severe obesity, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 5, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

GERD Reduction Overestimated After Gastric Bypass
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Does weight loss surgery help relieve acid reflux?
(Wiley) Individuals who are obese often experience heartburn and other symptoms of acid reflux. Previous research indicates that gastric bypass surgery for obesity helps alleviate symptoms in the short term, but a new Alimentary Pharmacology& Therapeutics study finds that these benefits often are not long-lasting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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 ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Ups Fracture Risk, Need for Long-term Management Gastric Bypass Ups Fracture Risk, Need for Long-term Management
Although gastric bypass surgery is linked to'myriad health benefits'for those with obesity, an increased fracture risk'is an important factor to discuss with patients,'says the lead author of new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

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 Sid...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Magnitude of Weight Loss Similar for Teens, Adults After RYGB
FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 -- Adolescents and adults who undergo gastric bypass surgery have similar weight loss at five years after surgery, according to a study published online May 16 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Daunting Operation Offers Relief to Obese Teenagers
Gastric bypass surgery works as well in adolescents as it does in adults, researchers report. But the procedure requires a major commitment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Bariatric Surgery Obesity Teenagers and Adolescence Surgery and Surgeons Weight Children and Childhood Psychology and Psychologists New England Journal of Medicine United States your-feed-health Source Type: news

Very Obese Teens: Promote or Postpone Gastric Bypass? Very Obese Teens: Promote or Postpone Gastric Bypass?
The decision on whether to recommend bariatric surgery for adolescents with severe obesity or postpone it to adulthood needs to be made after careful consideration of harms vs benefits, says an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Early weight-loss surgery may improve type 2 diabetes, blood pressure outcomes
NIH-funded study followed teens, adults with long-term obesity five years after gastric bypass. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Revision Weight Loss Surgery Offers Second Chance
Treatment TermsRevisional procedures Overview Tyrone Fields was only 20 when he first had gastric bypass near his home in Fayetteville, NC. He lost 150 pounds but gained some of it back over the next 15 years. Fields also developed so many medical problems that his local doctor referred him to Duke, where experts successfully performed a revision of his original surgery despite his increased surgical risk. Now 36, Fields is feeling and looking great. Hero Image2019_weightloss_tjfields_01.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Learn More CTA ButtonRevision Weight Loss Surgery Patient Name Tyrone Fields Patie...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news