Bariatric Surgery? Only if You Want a Longer Life.


Courtesy: Ted Kyle, Editor, Conscience Health. We understand. Surgery is daunting. Bias against people living with obesity is rampant. Some friends and family will criticize. Some doctors will discourage. Health plans often make it hard. So many people feel reluctance about seeking bariatric surgery. But a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine reminds us. This is not right. Bariatric surgery offers [...]

Metabolic Surgery Tops Best Medical Therapy.


By Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA A randomized controlled trial (RCT) in surgery is quite a challenge. For good reason, people are reluctant to sign up for a study in which they might randomly get surgery. Or not. Surgery is a big decision and leaving it to chance doesn’t sit well with most people. Yet an RCT is the very best evidence you can [...]

A kind thank you from the Cancer Institute


Dr George Petrou Liver Surgeon Port Macquarie Dear Dr Petrou, I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the Cancer Institute NSW, to thank you for your contribution to the Primary Liver Clinical Advisory Group of the Reporting for Better Cancer Outcomes (RBCO) Program. Your insight and feedback have been instrumental in expanding the RBCO Program by identifying clinically relevant reporting of [...]

First-grade cricketer drops 87kg after Mini Gastric Bypass surgery


Rock bottom for Mathew Agostino was when he missed out on a mining job because he was too overweight. "I passed the medical and everything, but they flagged me on my weight," the 28-year-old said. "And they pretty much said, 'No way'. "That was sort of the first time that I'd ever been told 'no' without being able to prove meself. Whereas normally, I've [...]

Death Risk Drops After Bariatric Surgery in Obese Patients


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+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 [...]

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