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Stomach surgery can extend lives of obese adults, studies say - The …   -  Aug 23, 2007
While federal statistics show that deaths related to bariatric surgery have been declining, high profile cases such as that of former Patriots assistant ... Boston Globe

Weight-loss surgery may cut cancer risk   -  Jun 19, 2008
In addition to losing weight, patients who had bariatric surgery also reduced ... Bariatric surgery is the only effective treatment for morbid obesity, ... Globe and Mail

Bariatric Surgery Cuts Cancer Risk for Women   -  Jun 23, 2009
TUESDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women who have weight-loss surgery may reduce their risk of developing cancer, but there appears to be no such ... Forbes

Obesity Surgery Often Leads to Complications, Study Says   -  Jul 24, 2006
In the procedure, known as bariatric surgery, doctors reduce the number of ... Bariatric surgery often alleviates conditions that occur with obesity, ... New York Times

Dangers in bariatric surgery   -  Oct 19, 2005
By Avery Comarow. The virtues of bariatric surgery are self-evident to surgeons who perform weight-loss operations. They see the surgery as the only ... U.S. News & World Report

Bariatric Surgery: Does the Weight-Loss Procedure Work? - TIME   -  Jun 25, 2009
By Alice Park Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009. As popular as bariatric surgery has become — each year, more than 200000 people undergo stomach-shrinking procedures ... TIME

Bariatric surgery extends life of obese patients   -  Jan 19, 2010
Most morbidly obese individuals would live longer if they had gastric bypass surgery, a new study has suggested. However, the best decision for individual ... Times of India

Bariatric Surgery Before Pregnancy Benefits Moms, Babies   -  Nov 18, 2008
TUESDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Women who get pregnant after having weight-loss surgery have a lower risk of maternal and newborn complications than ... Washington Post

Checkups key to success of obesity surgery   -  Jun 18, 2007
Continued and long-term follow-up care at a dedicated bariatric surgery clinic may impact the amount of weight that is lost, they add. ... Reuters UK

Bariatric surgery: No cosmetic procedure   -  Feb 5, 2010
Tom Saridis, chief executive officer and founder of the CIBO clinic, poses for a photograph with an old 80-inch belt that he used to wear when he was ... CBC.ca

As premiums soar, doctors shy away from bariatric surgery   -  May 27, 2005
By Milt Freudenheim. NEW YORK — Weight-loss surgery's success stories have been numerous and widely reported. Dangerously overweight patients - both the ... New York Times

Bariatric Surgery Centers Don't Deliver Better Outcomes   -  Apr 20, 2009
TUESDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- Having bariatric surgery at hospitals designated as centers of excellence doesn't reduce a patient's risk of ... Forbes

Private clinics meet demand for bariatric surgery   -  Sep 23, 2008
The Canadian Press Published on Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2008 10:32AM EDT Last updated on Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2009 8:49PM EDT. Tom Saridis is having the time of his ... Globe and Mail

Bariatric Surgery Safe for Many Older Patients   -  Jun 18, 2007
MONDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Bariatric surgery to treat morbid obesity is safe for carefully selected, older people and Medicare patients, ... Washington Post

New Medicare Rules for Obesity Surgery   -  Feb 21, 2006
Previously, the rules concerning reimbursement for such operations, known as bariatric surgery, varied across the United States. ... FOXNews

Bariatric Surgery Erases Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Patients   -  Jan 22, 2008
By John Gever, Staff Writer, MedPage Today. MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan. 22 -- Type 2 diabetes was virtually eliminated in three-quarters of obese patients ... MedPage Today

Bariatric surgery safer than previously thought   -  Jul 31, 2009
London, July 31 (ANI): Weight loss surgeries are relatively safer than previously thought, finds a new study. The Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric ... Oneindia

SickKids first to offer teens surgery for obesity   -  Feb 5, 2010
Stephanie Atwood had bariatric surgery when she was 15 and weighed 348 pounds, weight she gained ... Bariatric surgery is just one component of the system. ... Globe and Mail

More Teens Are Undergoing Obesity Surgery   -  Mar 6, 2007
One common type of bariatric surgery is called gastric bypass, which involves ... One expert agrees that bariatric surgery can be a good option for teens, ... Washington Post

Officials Cite Obesity Surgery Complications   -  Jul 23, 2006
In a procedure known as bariatric surgery, doctors reduce the number of calories ... Bariatric surgery often alleviates conditions that occur with obesity, ... New York Times

Probiotics Help Adult Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery   -  May 22, 2008
By Kathleen Doheny. THURSDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- A hefty dose of probiotics -- the "good" bacteria found in yogurts and supplements -- helps adult ... Washington Post

No scars: New obesity surgery goes through mouth   -  Jun 4, 2009
In 2007, 6783 patients in Canada were waiting for bariatric surgery and 1, ... The average waiting time for bariatric surgery in Canada is five years, ... CBC.ca

More obese seniors choosing gastric bypass   -  Sep 20, 2005
The American Society for Bariatric Surgery, based in Gainesville, Fla., ... Many private insurance companies cover bariatric surgery, finding it cheaper ... msnbc.com

There's a downside to obesity surgery   -  Mar 12, 2007
That made the researchers wonder if these bariatric surgery patients were ... (In the United States, 75 per cent of bariatric surgery patients are women, ... Globe and Mail

Medicare to cover surgery to treat obesity   -  Mar 8, 2006
The Roux-en-Y bypass, the most common bariatric surgery and the only type previously covered by ... And they are increasingly turning to bariatric surgery. ... USA TODAY - USA Today

Ontario broadens access for bariatric surgery   -  Feb 23, 2009
Ontario is investing $75 million to significantly boost its capacity to perform bariatric surgery and reduce the number of patients who must be sent to the ... Toronto Star

MEDICINE; As Obesity Runs in Families, So Does Surgery to Combat It   -  Feb 6, 2005
Eighty-five percent of people who have had bariatric surgery keep off at least half their excess weight for five years or more, according to the bariatric ... New York Times

Weight-loss surgery can cut cancer risk   -  Jun 20, 2008
Montreal: Successful bariatric surgery allows morbidly obese patients to lose ... "This is one of the first studies to suggest that bariatric surgery might ... Hindu

Studies Bring New Hope for Obese   -  Jun 14, 2007
Between 2000 and 2003, the number of teenagers who had bariatric surgery tripled ... Even though Medicare and Medicare began covering bariatric surgery last ... TIME

Bariatric surgery for obesity   -  Aug 17, 2006
Bangalore: For Sushila (name changed), who was `morbidly obese,' undergoing weight-loss surgery was not a mere procedure to lose a few kilograms but a ... Hindu

Weight-loss surgery may soon be widely used   -  Jan 11, 2010
Bariatric surgery, many doctors say, should be a bigger part of the solution. ... Bariatric surgery rates have already doubled in the last six years, ... Seattle Times

Bariatric surgery `cuts blood sugar level'   -  Nov 16, 2005
CHENNAI: There has been considerable decrease in blood sugar levels in young obese patients who had bariatric surgery to tackle excess weight problems, ... The Hindu

… BMI cutoff may reduce heart attacks.(Bariatric Surgery)(body mass...   -  Feb 1, 2008
This suggests that some patients who are obese, but not morbidly so, could benefit from bariatric surgery, which can help reduce cardiovascular disease. ... Free with registration - USA TODAY - AccessMyLibrary.com

… : A costly `after'; Even as bariatric surgery's popularity skyrocket...   -  Jul 31, 2006
Coverage of bariatric surgery for those on Medicaid (Medi-Cal in ... In addition, as bariatric surgery is now being sought by teens and the elderly, ... Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver

Weighing obesity surgery risks for teens   -  Apr 26, 2007
..."We know bariatric surgery is effective for weight-loss. We just need to carefully document how teenagers respond," said Dr. Thomas Inge, ... USA TODAY - USA Today

Fear of bariatric surgery on the rise   -  Aug 24, 2009
LUDHIANA: With obesity on the rise in state, weight loss surgeries had fast gained popularity amongst obese people, but the recent death of a BJP leader ... Times of India

Best Hospitals for Weight-Loss Surgery   -  Jul 29, 2008
HealthGrades' third annual Bariatric Surgery Trends in American Hospitals ... Bariatric surgery is a general term describing several types of weight-loss ... TheStreet.com - TheStreet.com (subscription)

Obesity surgery riskier than previously thought - Fitness- msnbc.com   -  Oct 18, 2005
The American Society for Bariatric Surgery predicts obesity surgery will be performed more than 150000 times this year in the United States. ... msnbc.com

… J. Dubner - Steven D. Levitt - Obesity - Fat - Weight - Bariatric...   -  Nov 18, 2007
If all goes well, bariatric surgery leads to substantial weight loss, ... Bessler acknowledges that bariatric surgery has a checkered history. ... New York Times

Obesity ops 'raise fracture risk'   -  Jun 15, 2009
In the study, 21 individuals experienced 31 fractures within an average of seven years after their weight loss or bariatric surgery. ... BBC News

Might Surgical Weight Loss Put Bones at Risk?   -  Jan 2, 2010
All had had bariatric surgery -- either stapling of the stomach, ... "No matter which surgery [of several bariatric surgery options] they have had done, ... Yahoo! News

Special to The Washington Post   -  May 30, 2006
Bariatric surgery -- the stomach-shrinking operation performed to treat obesity ... As bariatric surgery has grown more common (some 144000 such procedures ... Washington Post

Characteristics of Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery in Canada **   -  Feb 24, 2005
Correspondence: Raj Padwal, Division of General Internal Medicine, 2E3.22 Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Center, University of Alberta Hospital, ... Nature.com

Weight loss surgery ups fracture risk   -  Jun 12, 2009
Studies conducted in the past have shown that bariatric surgery results in ... The researchers found that after bariatric surgery, 21 patients suffered one ... Times of India

Surgery starved for funding   -  Apr 23, 2007
Bariatric surgery, commonly known as "stomach stapling," is seen as a ... The program will also train other surgeons in bariatric surgery and take on the ... Toronto Star

Some doctors worry about overuse of weight-loss surgery: Others...   -  Jan 28, 2010
...“We do some referrals for bariatric surgery? when it's appropriate, he said. “Bariatric surgery does offer the best results of any weight-loss treatment ... MLive.com

Obesity surgery without a scalpel?   -  Oct 13, 2006
It boosted demand for bariatric surgery in particular in the 1990s because ... “If there's less risk, maybe we could do (bariatric surgery) on patients with ... msnbc.com

Obese dying while waiting for weight-loss surgery   -  Jun 2, 2009
In 2007, 6783 patients were waiting for bariatric surgery in Canada. ... A common type of bariatric surgery is gastric bypass, which involves sectioning off ... National Post

Obese patients tried on average 24 diets before surgery   -  Jun 16, 2008
The survey of 409 bariatric surgery patients, including those who had gastric bypass or adjustable gastric banding, found most people were an average of 100 ... USA TODAY - USA Today

Coalition calls for better access to surgery for obese Quebecers   -  Oct 10, 2007
The coalition's mandate is to improve access to bariatric surgery in Quebec for ... "Bariatric surgery is the only efficient treatment of morbid obesity. ... CBC.ca

USNews.com: Health: In Brief: Nutrition and Diet: Bariatric surgery   -  Jan 8, 2010
By Helen Fields. Stomach surgery has become popular in recent years for its weight-loss benefits. With a smaller stomach, people who've had the surgery are ... U.S. News & World Report

For obese, surgery more effective than drugs   -  Apr 4, 2005
Currently, Medicare covers bariatric surgery only if the obese patient has other ... "We've concluded that bariatric surgery is better than diet and ... USA TODAY - USA Today

Hospital label no guarantee of better weight surgery   -  Apr 20, 2009
..."Designation as a bariatric surgery center of excellence does not ensure ... Bariatric surgery is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for obesity. ... Reuters UK

… status be routinely assessed and corrected before bariatric...   -  Nov 2, 2006
The obesity pandemic has led to increased demand for bariatric surgery. The number of hospitals that offer bariatric surgery in the US nearly tripled ... Nature.com

Ontario opens more spots for weight-loss surgery   -  Feb 2, 2007
About 225 more people in Ontario who are severely obese will have access to bariatric surgery, also known as "stomach stapling," the province's health ... CBC.ca

Personal Health Weight-Loss Surgery Requires Discipline   -  Sep 15, 2008
Last year, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery ... The controlling feature of bariatric surgery, which encompasses all the types of ... New York Times

Legal actions after weight-loss surgery have soared over past two...   -  Jan 21, 2010
Of 35 medical negligence claims involving bariatric surgery in private hospitals ... Bariatric surgery has become increasingly popular in recent years as a ... Times Online

Weight-Loss Surgery Surging   -  Dec 20, 2005
...that for dangerously obese people, bariatric surgery works when diet, exercise and ... Bariatric surgery has risks comparable to other major procedures. ... CBS News

Fracture risk doubled after obesity surgery   -  Jun 10, 2009
Within an average of 7 years after surgery, 21 bariatric surgery patients ... "We showed that patients who have had bariatric surgery have about a twofold ... Reuters India

Trinity, doctors earn Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designati...   -  Oct 10, 2006
Trinity Medical Center and Drs. William Scott Pennington and John G. Touliatos of Advanced Surgeons PC have been named a Bariatric Surgery Center of ... Bizjournals.com

Weight-Loss Surgery Boosts Survival Rate   -  Aug 22, 2007
..."It's going to dispel the notion that bariatric surgery is cosmetic surgery and support the notion that it saves lives," said Dr. Philip Schauer, ... Washington Post

Obesity surgery numbers skyrocket: study   -  Aug 17, 2008
Overall, she said bariatric surgery was a safe procedure that "poses low ... But, she warned, candidates for bariatric surgery should continue to be ... Sydney Morning Herald

Bariatric surgery can act as diabetes cure   -  Jan 6, 2010
Washington DC: Bariatric surgery, a procedure designed to help patients lose weight, can help diabetic patients get rid of the condition, says a study. ... Daily News & Analysis

For obese, surgery is an available, but costly, option.   -  Dec 28, 2005
Meanwhile, there's a yawning gap between demand for bariatric surgery and ... After studying data on bariatric surgery in Florida from 1999 through 2003, ... Free with registration - Tampa Tribune - AccessMyLibrary.com

Stomach-stapling surgery can eliminate diabetes symptoms   -  Aug 28, 2009
Bariatric surgery, also known as a gastric-band operation, ... Previous research has suggested bariatric surgery could benefit patients with diabetes, ... Times Online

Weight-loss surgery may improve IVF outcomes   -  Nov 11, 2008
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Preliminary findings from patients who underwent obesity surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, at Washington University in ... Reuters UK

Five hospitals get jump on bariatric surgery coverage   -  Mar 10, 2006
Five South Florida hospitals and affiliated physician practices got the jump on the competition by winning early designations to perform bariatric surgery ... Bizjournals.com

… Finds More Obese Teens Undergoing Bariatric Surgery, But May Have ...   -  Mar 6, 2007
At a time when there are growing concerns about a national epidemic of obesity among teenagers, a new study focusing on morbidly obese teens who have last ... Medical News Today - Medical News Today (press release)

Aspiring athlete highlights lack of weight-loss surgery   -  Jan 14, 2010
Health Commission Wales is reviewing all referrals for bariatric surgery against a specific set of criteria. The NHS in Wales funds only a small number of ... WalesOnline

Bariatric surgery helps cut flab, but may hurt bones   -  Jul 19, 2009
PTI 19 July 2009, 12:17pm IST. NEW DELHI: Bariatric surgery may be the most popular way to shed that extra pound but one may consequently end up thinning ... Times of India

As premiums soar, doctors shy away from obesity surgery | Article...   -  May 27, 2005
...''I can't afford to do bariatric surgery,'' he said. ... Children born to women who had bariatric surgery for obesity may face a lower ... randomized and ... Pay-Per-View - International Herald Tribune - HighBeam Research

Doctors leave Oregon Clinic to pursue bariatric surgery   -  Feb 3, 2006
Three of Portland's most prominent and prolific weight-loss surgeons have left The Oregon Clinic to start their own practice, due to issues with medical ... Bizjournals.com

Study: Obesity surgery safer for teens   -  Jun 15, 2007
The society said about 177600 people had bariatric surgery in the United States last year. Adolescents account for less than 1 percent of those who get the ... Boston Globe

Ontario broadens access for weight-busting bariatric surgery   -  Jan 7, 2010
TORONTO - Ontario is investing $75 million to significantly boost its capacity to perform bariatric surgery and reduce the number of patients who must be ... Winnipeg Free Press

Lifestyle change key for obesity surgery   -  Apr 17, 2008
Bariatric surgery has skyrocketed in popularity, Clancy noted in an ... People may want to seek out bariatric surgery programs designated as Centres of ... Sydney Morning Herald

Study Finds Weight-Loss Surgery Safer Than Thought   -  Jul 29, 2009
..."If you're five or 10 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery isn't for you," said Dr. ... However, he said that because the field of bariatric surgery has ... U.S. News & World Report

Weight-Loss Surgery: It's Not for Everyone   -  Aug 17, 2006
Bariatric surgery, also known as gastric bypass, has increased ten-fold over the past ... But not all bariatric surgery centers are equal, says Shekelle. ... NPR

… does her homework and chooses Bariatric Surgery Program at...   -  Apr 24, 2005
A As a middle school computer teache Lois Galloway knows the importance of homework. So when she . decided to consider bariatric surgery she went and ... Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Google News Archive

Weight Management Surgery - Weight Management Health Information - …   -  May 25, 2009
The care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, before and after ... Most people who have bariatric surgery lose about two-thirds of excess weight within ... New York Times

Doctors delve into bariatric surgery   -  Aug 26, 2009
LUDHIANA: With more people wanting to go under the knife to solve their weight problems, bariatric surgery seems to be a reasonable option. ... Times of India

Studies Examine Life After Weight-Loss Surgery   -  Oct 15, 2007
While bariatric surgery has become more widely accepted, additional research is needed to prove to insurers and the public that it is the best long-term ... ABC News

Bariatric surgery reduces pregnancy risks   -  Mar 25, 2009
WASHINGTON: A study by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev's (BGU) Faculty of Health Sciences has suggested that obese women can reduce the ... Times of India

Weight loss surgery may cut cancer risk   -  Jul 20, 2009
Most cases were diagnosed and treated before bariatric surgery (34 women, ... Women with severe obesity who had not undergone bariatric surgery had a ... Reuters UK

Article: Weight-loss surgery is only half the battle   -  Sep 18, 2008
Last year, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery ... The controlling feature of bariatric surgery, which encompasses all the types of ... Pay-Per-View - International Herald Tribune - HighBeam Research

Overweight should get free surgery   -  Jun 2, 2009
Bariatric surgery includes lap banding and other procedures such as stomach bypass surgery to limit the amount of food a person can fit into their stomach, ... NEWS.com.au

Study Shows Bariatric Surgery Reduces Women's Cancer Risk   -  Jun 26, 2009
By Madeline Ellis. The incidence of obesity continues to rise dramatically and the diseases which can occur due to obesity are becoming increasingly ... HealthNews

Bariatric surgery helps rickshaw driver lose 70 kgs   -  Oct 9, 2009
PUNE: Manoj Kothari, an auto rickshaw driver from Aurangabad, who used to weigh 270 kgs was finding it difficult to move, climb stairs and often complained ... Times of India

Some Not Ready For Bariatric Surgery   -  Oct 15, 2007
...(WebMD) Nearly one in five who seek bariatric surgery to treat obesity aren't psychologically prepared for such a drastic step, according to a new study. ... CBS News

Sending obesity surgery patients to US costly   -  Jul 7, 2007
She's now 172 pounds lighter after undergoing bariatric surgery to reduce ... And for that same money, we could meet the demand for bariatric surgery for ... CTV.ca

Researchers Find a Dark Side to Gastric Bypass Surgery   -  Oct 18, 2007
Rates of death from heart disease were higher among bariatric surgery patients than the general population. — Of 45 deaths from traumatic causes, ... FOXNews

Support group for bariatric surgery   -  Sep 4, 2006
Hindustan Times NEW DELHI, India, Sep 4 -- WHEN FORMER Mandsaur MLA Pushpa Bharti walked into the hall, State PWD Minister Kailash Vijaywargiya could not ... Pay-Per-View - Hindustan Times - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Bariatric surgery gives politician new vigour   -  Oct 25, 2009
MUMBAI: NCP legislator Nawab Malik is feeling lighter these days. And the electoral win - from Anushakti Nagar - is only one of the reasons. ... Times of India

… ,' chronic disease burden can lead to death after bariatric surgery   -  Oct 20, 2009
The team examined 856 veterans who had had bariatric surgery in any of 12 VA ... "These findings also suggest that the risks of bariatric surgery in ... Oneindia

Stomach Surgery's Risks Higher Than Were Believed; Findings May …   -  Oct 19, 2005
The American Society of Bariatric Surgery has launched a program designed to minimize the ... Citing uncertainty ... for Bariatric Surgery, which represents ... Pay-Per-View - Washington Post - HighBeam Research

Bariatric Surgery Can Make More People Sensitive to Alcohol   -  Jun 15, 2007
...(HealthNewsDigest.com) - STANFORD, Calif. — An Oprah Winfrey-inspired study done by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has found that ... DentalPlans.com

Is It Possible To Regain Weight After Bariatric Surgery, And How Do...   -  Feb 1, 2009
Question: Is it possible to regain weight after bariatric surgery, and how do you avoid that? Answer: Yes, weight regain after any kind of weight-loss ... ABC News

Bariatric surgery offers hope for breaking obesity cycle   -  Jan 17, 2010
...'While genetics can play a role in obesity, other familial factors could be major contributors too.' A study has found that obesity, which is a condition ... Indian Express

Tufts plan will restrict surgery for obesity   -  Feb 14, 2007
But Dr. Scott Shikora , chief of bariatric surgery at Tufts-New England Medical Center, said the company should leave decisions about medical procedures to ... Boston Globe

Obesity: America's epidemic   -  Jan 22, 2009
This is even though insurers would recover the costs of bariatric surgery within two to four years, according to Pierre-Yves Cremieux, a researcher with the ... National Post

Bariatric surgery proves fatal for youth   -  Dec 17, 2009
Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad: Weighed down by obesity and game for bariatric surgery? Hold on. It could be dangerous. Tipping the scales at 152kg, Kinnar Hasmukh ... Daily News & Analysis



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