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The Gastric Sleeve

Published on August 15, 2012 by

Many people have been turning to surgical weight loss these days in order to lose excessive amounts of weight. Doing so improves the overall quality of life that you can experience and prevents major health complications associated with obesity and morbid obesity, such as heart disease, diabetes, strokes, and certain kinds of cancers. One surgery […]

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Brain surgery for Morbid Obesity?

Published on September 8, 2010 by

I saw an interesting piece on tv yesterday about an experimental surgery for morbid obesity. Unlike traditional surgeries, which focus on the stomach and intestines, this surgery was performed on the hypothalmus part of a patient’s brain. Surgeons were attempting to manipulate this gland in an attempt to help a woman who had tried all […]

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Deciding which bariatric surgery is right for you

Published on April 22, 2010 by

Many factors come under consideration when a patient decides to undergo bariatric surgery. Once the patient makes the decision to undergo a procedure, the next question for many is, Which procedure is right for me? I found the following information in a study recently published by Ethicon Endo-Surgery. Patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery lost an […]

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Aetna Now Covers Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Published on April 20, 2010 by

Aetna has just sent out an announcement stating that they have changed their position on the sleeve gastrectomy and will now cover the procedure. This is good news, as once some of the major insurance companies start covering the procedure, more insurance companies will follow suit. Gastric sleeve surgery offers quicker weight loss that the […]

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