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

Esophageal Reflux Common After Sleeve Gastrectomy Esophageal Reflux Common After Sleeve Gastrectomy
About one in four patients will develop gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) after sleeve gastrectomy, but few will require conversion to gastric bypass for severe reflux, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Think We Know What Predicts Weight Regain? Think Again Think We Know What Predicts Weight Regain? Think Again
Sedentary time, eating fast food, and weighing oneself less than weekly were associated with weight regain after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, a large study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Patient Behaviors Identified That Impact Weight Regain After RYGB
FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 -- Several patient behaviors are associated with weight regain after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery, including sedentary time, eating fast food, and eating when feeling full, according to a study published online April... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Beta-Cell Sensitivity Reduced After Gastric Bypass Surgery Beta-Cell Sensitivity Reduced After Gastric Bypass Surgery
After gastric bypass surgery, beta-cells in nondiabetic patients are less sensitive to insulinotropic gut hormones, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Surgery Tied to Diabetes Remission Gastric Bypass Surgery Tied to Diabetes Remission
Three in four obese people with diabetes who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) experienced remission of their diabetes within a year after surgery, a Danish study found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Gastric bypass surgery tied to diabetes remission
(Reuters Health) - Three in four obese people with diabetes who had a common type of weight-loss operation called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) experienced remission of their diabetes within a year after surgery, a Danish study found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy May Be Safer Than Gastric Bypass for IBD Patients Sleeve Gastrectomy May Be Safer Than Gastric Bypass for IBD Patients
Most obese patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) fare well after bariatric surgery, but gastric bypass could make Crohn's disease harder to control, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Gastric bypass surgery treats diabetes
Research, published inDiabetologia, suggests that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is associated with remission of type-2 diabetes.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 8, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

NHS should make gastric bypasses more widely available, urge campaigners
Researchers from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark studied 1,111 type 2 diabetics who had gastric bypass surgery and found nearly three quarters of them had no diabetes after five years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Means Diabetes Remission For Many
The surgery isn't necessarily a cure for type 2 diabetes. Some people who go into remission and appear to no longer have the disease can relapse and start having symptoms again. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Typically Pushes Type 2 Diabetes Into Remission
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- As many as 7 out of 10 people with type 2 diabetes can achieve long-term disease remission by having weight-loss surgery called gastric bypass, according to a new Danish study. The surgery isn't necessarily a cure for type... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

T2DM Initially Remits in Majority Who Undergo Gastric Bypass
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is associated with high levels of type 2 diabetes remission at one year, although 27 percent relapse after five years, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in Diabetologia. Lene R.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NHS should make gastric bypasses more widely available, urge campaigners
Researchers from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark studied 1,111 type 2 diabetics who had gastric bypass surgery and found nearly three quarters of them had no diabetes after five years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass May Aid Muscle Strength, Physical Performance
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 -- Relative muscle strength and physical function improve meaningfully after gastric bypass, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism. Diana Alba, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obesity and Bariatric Surgery: Long-Term Study Compares Procedures (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Need for secondary bariatric intervention found rare after gastric bypass (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - January 9, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Need for Bariatric Revision Varies by Primary Operation Need for Bariatric Revision Varies by Primary Operation
Bariatric reoperations are more common after banding and vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) than after gastric bypass (GBP), according to long-term follow-up of participants in the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Which Bariatric Surgery Needs Most Revisions Over the Decades?
(MedPage Today) -- Long-term analysis compared banding, vertical banded gastroplasty, and gastric bypass (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - January 4, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Surgical Weight Loss May Slow Cellular Aging
(MedPage Today) -- Patients with high LDL, CRT levels saw telomere lengthening after gastric bypass (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - December 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Alcohol Abuse After Bariatric Surgery Common, Concerning Alcohol Abuse After Bariatric Surgery Common, Concerning
Bariatric surgery, particularly Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, significantly increases the risk of developing alcohol use disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

BMD and Microarchitecture After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass BMD and Microarchitecture After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
A new study examines the long-term skeletal effects of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Alcohol Consumption Cutoffs Do Not Identify Gastric Bypass Patients With Alcohol Problems Alcohol Consumption Cutoffs Do Not Identify Gastric Bypass Patients With Alcohol Problems
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 28, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Warning over new weight-loss surgery: It is causing patients to lose MUSCLE as well as fat
Left gastric artery embolization is being explored as an alternative to the invasive gastric bypass but has an unexpected side-effect, warn researchers from the Mayo Clinic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metabolic Surgery Tops Drugs for Reducing Diabetes-Related Complications Metabolic Surgery Tops Drugs for Reducing Diabetes-Related Complications
For obese patients with type 2 diabetes, metabolic surgery (sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-Y gastric bypass) prolongs life and reduces cardiovascular events compared to best medical therapy, according to a meta-analytic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Greater Weight Loss With Gastric Bypass Than Other Bariatric Sx
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 -- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is associated with greater weight loss at one, three, and five years than sleeve gastrectomy (SG) or adjustable gastric banding (AGB), though it also has the highest rate of 30-day adverse... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Which Weight-Loss Surgery Is Best?
Deciding to have weight-loss surgery? New research that compares three types -- gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and adjustable gastric banding, also known as lap band, may help. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol Disorder Screening in Women Post-RYGB Inadequate
FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 -- Assessing the frequency and quantity of alcohol consumption may be inadequate for identifying alcohol-related problems in women who have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Teens Get Lasting Weight Loss With Two of Three Bariatric Procedures Teens Get Lasting Weight Loss With Two of Three Bariatric Procedures
BMI reduction of 20% or more sustained over 5 years with gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy but not gastric banding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

What Happens After Bariatric Surgery Makes A Big Difference
This study showed how much weight regain occurred after gastric bypass surgery and how this affected diabetes progression and quality of life. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Percent Weight Regain Predicts Health Risks Post-Bariatric Surgery
MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 -- Measuring the percentage of weight regained following the maximum amount of weight lost after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery best predicts a patient's risk for several serious health problems, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Events planner, 36, nearly died after a tummy tuck left her battling THREE flesh-eating bugsĀ 
Laura Franks, who weighed 308lbs (22st) at her heaviest, lost 97lbs (7st) after gastric bypass surgery in 2013. The 36-year-old, from Atlanta, Georgia, went to Colombia for the tuck. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 GI Case Quizzes: Fatigue/Poor LFTs; Pain post-Gastric Bypass
Two scenarios: a 42-y/o man with MRCP findings of concern and a 35-y/o woman s/p RNY and C-sections, with RUQ pain. Your solutions? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass May Be Better for Teens
THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 -- Adolescents with severe obesity achieve substantial and sustainable weight loss with sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and gastric bypass procedures but not with gastric banding, according to a study published in the September issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gastric bypass diet: What to eat after the surgery
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taste preferences connected to success of long-term weight loss after bariatric surgery
(Binghamton University) Following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), a type of bariatric surgery, many patients exhibit a reduction in taste preference for sweet and fatty foods, although this effect may only be temporary, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Type of Weight Loss Surgery Matters for People With Severe Obesity Type of Weight Loss Surgery Matters for People With Severe Obesity
People who have weight-loss surgery for extreme obesity may lose more weight with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) than with sleeve gastrectomy, a small U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Type of weight loss surgery matters for people with severe obesity
(Reuters Health) - People who have weight-loss surgery for extreme obesity may lose more weight with an older operation known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass than with a newer sleeve gastrectomy procedure, a small U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Calcium supplements do not restore PTH level after gastric bypass surgery
Elevated parathyroid hormone levels following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery are unaffected by calcium supplementation, according to a study published in Clinical Endocrinology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

ValenTx raises $10.3 million for implantable gastric bypass device
Startup ValenTx has attracted nearly $10.3 million from 32 investors, according to a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The Maple Grove, Minn. company is developing a removable gastric bypass device as an alternative to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. It raised $10,271,050 in the round begun July 18, 2018. The ValenTx endoluminal bypass therapy mimics the attributes of a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and is implanted through a non-surgical, endoscopic procedure, according to the company’s website. This procedure does not require gastric stapling or permanent changes to the patient&...
Source: Mass Device - August 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Diabetes Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) valentx Source Type: news