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Death Risk Drops After Bariatric Surgery in Obese Patients

2019-09-11T12:26:20+11:00News|

Adapted from an article by by Kristen Monaco, Staff Writer, MedPage Today In a recent study Bariatric surgery was associated with an extended lifespan in patients with obesity, according to a French study. In a patient study of nearly 9,000 bariatric surgery patients, those who underwent gastric bypass surgery had a 36% reduced mortality risk compared with matched controls with obesity who did not [...]

Bariatric surgery reduces the development of colorectal lesions.

2019-05-29T08:41:06+11:00News, Patient Resources|

By Owen Haskins, Editor in Chief, Bariatric News Bariatric surgery was associated with fewer incidences of new colorectal lesions in patients undergoing bariatric surgery compared with a control group not undergoing bariatric surgery, according to researchers from University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. Although obesity is a known risk factor for colorectal cancer and could lead to the development of pre-cancerous, colorectal polyps, it is [...]

Gastric bypass surgery causes type 2 diabetes to go into remission in most patients

2019-03-27T12:52:47+11:00Documents, News, Patient Resources|

A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) has found that three quarters of individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D) who were treated with obesity surgery known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (RYGB) experienced diabetes remission within one year of treatment. The research, conducted by Dr Lene R Madsen, Professor Bjørn Richelsen and colleagues [...]

Insulin: The wrong therapy for Type 2 Diabetes

2019-02-14T12:55:19+11:00News, Patient Resources|

(Edited by Louise Petrou for Mid North Coast Bariatric & Hernia Centre. For academic authors credits & references please scroll to bottom of this article). A diet that includes a broad range of natural foods, staying away from soft drinks and junk food combined with exercise all have very positive effects on the health of a person diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus. But [...]

Free Bariatric Support

2019-04-23T07:41:47+11:00Documents, Patient Resources|

Join our free support group exclusively for patients of Dr George Petrou, Mid North Coast Bariatric and Hernia Centre. Filled with information and shares from people before and after surgery about progress, struggles, strategies that work from caring genuine people just like you! No judging, no shame, no misinformation. You can find the group on Facebook at Port Lapsurgery Bariatric Support Group. We will [...]

Tips for Christmas and New Year.

2019-04-23T07:40:11+11:00Documents, Patient Resources|

By Louise Petrou By Louise Petrou Here we are, the silly season, the summer holidays. Every year, at your doorstep to entice, emotionally stir, delight, share the childrens' excitement, feel connected to others, honour what Christmas means to you. A potential dampener in the mix could appear if you partake in something you view as ‘wrong’ or ‘forbidden’. This period can also involve post-celebration [...]

Exercise After Bariatric Surgery

2019-04-23T07:40:55+11:00Documents, Patient Resources|

By Louise Petrou Exercise. Accept it, embrace it and enjoy it. It improves your mood almost immediately, it gets you out and about to engage with the world and feel connected. So why else should you bother with it? Exercise is otherwise known as PA (Physical Activity). PA doesn’t just occur in gyms. There are a lot of misconceptions about exercise. Exercise is a [...]

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