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Short-term weight loss before surgery leads to better outcomes

2018-02-11T19:41:16+11:00Patient Resources|

By Owen Haskins, Bariatric News Patients who lose at least 8 percent of excess weight just one month before the bariatric surgery have an increased probability of losing additional in the year following surgery, according to researchers from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville, SC. Apart from surgery, diet and weight loss before the operation may also determine how successful a [...]

How fat can destroy your liver.

2017-06-14T14:02:00+11:00News, Patient Resources|

By Paula Goodyer How do you get people to care about a disease with no symptoms? That's the challenge for doctors worried about the silent march of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease which, at its nastiest, can lead to liver cancer and liver failure – often with little warning. Your liver's worst enemies used to be too many drinks or infection by hepatitis B or C. Now [...]

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

2017-06-19T12:26:43+11:00Surgical Weight Loss Options, Videos|

The sleeve gastrectomy involves the permanent removal of 85-90% of the stomach, performed under a general anaesthetic using video assisted surgery (key hole surgery). Although the physical size of the stomach is reduced, the normal direction of the food stream through the stomach and the rest of the intestinal tract are not altered. This means that all nutrients including vitamins, minerals and protein will [...]

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

2017-04-26T11:02:54+11:00Surgical Weight Loss Options, Videos|

Laparoscopic "Mini-gastric bypass" (MGB) This is otherwise known as the “One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass”, “Single Anastomosis Gastric Bypass” or “Omega Loop Gastric Bypass” dependent on which continent it is performed. Dr Robert Rutledge from the USA first developed the mini gastric bypass procedure in 1997, as a modification of the standard Billroth II procedure. A mini gastric bypass creates a long narrow tube of [...]

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery

2017-04-26T11:02:55+11:00Videos| Performed by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center's Bariatric Surgery Program. The Roux en Y gastric bypass surgery is performed either through an abdominal incision or through laparoscopy (6 small incisions). Your surgeon will decide which approach is appropriate for you. Gastric bypass is major surgery and involves stapling of the stomach, turning it into a small pouch. The food channel is then diverted [...]

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