Bariatric surgery significantly reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer in type 2 diabetics.

2020-10-30T10:33:37+11:00News, Patient Resources|

By O Haskins for Bariatric News. Bariatric, Metabolic & Diabetes surgery significantly cuts the risk of developing pancreatic cancer in people with obesity and diabetes, a new 20-year analysis has found. The study, presented at UEG Week 2020 Virtual, analysed 1,435,350 patients with concurrent diabetes and obesity over a 20-year period. For pancreatic cancer, cases in the EU increased by 5% between 1990 and [...]

Bariatric surgery reduces the development of colorectal lesions.

2019-05-29T08:41:06+10:00News, 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+10:00Documents, 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+10:00Documents, 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 [...]

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