RYGB gastric bypass surgery improves heart risk factors

Over long-term, gastric bypass surgery associated with higher rate of diabetes remission — Improvement in cardiovascular risk factors – Severely obese patients who had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery had significant weight loss that was sustained for an average of 6 years after the surgery and also experienced frequent remission and lower incidence of diabetes, hypertension, and abnormal cholesterol levels, compared to participants who did not have the surgery.

Bariatric surgery better for obese with type 2 diabetes

Study compares sleeve gastrectomy with medical treatment in obese patients with type 2 diabetes – A study comparing a bariatric surgical procedure with conventional medical treatment in morbidly obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus suggests that surgery was associated with remission or improvement in diabetes-related outcomes.

Bariatric surgery improves and reverses diabetes

Bariatric surgery dramatically outperforms standard treatment for type 2 diabetes — Bariatric surgery superior to intensive therapy for obese patients with type 2 diabetes – Overweight, diabetic patients who underwent bariatric surgery achieved significant improvement or remission of their diabetes.In a randomized, controlled trial, some weight loss surgery patients achieved normal blood sugar levels without use of any diabetes medications.

Bariatric surgery reduces heart attack and stroke in obese

Bariatric surgery associated with reduction in cardiovascular events and death – Among obese individuals, having bariatric surgery was associated with a reduced long-term incidence of cardiovascular deaths and events such as heart attack and stroke, revealed by researchers.

Bariatric surgery better than dieting for glucose control

Bariatric surgery better than dieting for glucose control – Researchers have uncovered a new clue for why bariatric surgery is more effective than dietary remedies alone at controlling glucose levels. The study conducted at Duke University Medical Center and St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University.

Bariatric surgery relatively safe for weight loss

Large-scale analysis finds bariatric surgery relatively safe – Advances in bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) have made this procedure as safe as any routine surgical procedure, as per researchers at Duke University Medical Center.

Bariatric surgery increases fracture risk

Fracture risk following bariatric surgery, especially in their hands and feet. – Persons who undergo bariatric surgery may have a greater chance of experiencing broken bones, especially in their hands and feet, revealed by researchers at Mayo Clinic.

Complications and Costs for Obesity Surgery Declining

Post-surgical and other complications in patients who have obesity surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, declined 21 percent. – A new study by the Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) found that the average rate of post-surgical and other complications in patients who have obesity surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, declined 21 percent between 2002 and 2006.

Bariatric surgery centers do not ensure better outcomes

Complications, death rates similar at bariatric surgery centers of excellence, other hospitals – Patients who undergo bariatric surgery at hospitals designated as centers of excellence do not appear to have lower mortality rates or lower rates of complications than those whose procedures are performed at other hospitals, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Weight loss bariatric surgery can cut cancer risk

Weight loss bariatric surgery for morbid obesity also prevents cancer, revealed by McGill/MUHC researchers. – The latest study by Dr. Nicolas Christou of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University shows that Weight loss bariatric surgery decreases the risk of developing cancer by up to 80 percent.