The ‘old – fashioned’ weight loss method being embraced by insurers

Jakob Emerson Original story: The ‘old – fashioned’ weight loss method being embraced by insurers As insurers continue to face major financial pressures related to covering weight loss drugs, many are steering more patients toward bariatric surgery to achieve similar results. “Insurance companies are seeing that they’re getting more reliable outcomes and savings in the…

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A Comprehensive Approach to Sleeve Gastrectomy in Ambulatory Surgical Centers

Presented by Emma Patterson of Oregon Weight Loss Surgery at the 2024 ASMBS Conference Emma J. Patterson, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FASMBS, a renowned expert in bariatric surgery, recently delivered an insightful lecture on “Sleeves in ASC: How I Do It and Clinical Protocols” at the 40th Annual ASMBS Conference in San Diego. The presentation provided…

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Unlocking the Weight Loss Puzzle: Surgery, Medications, and the Gastric Balloon Dilemma

In the ever-evolving landscape of obesity management, patients and healthcare professionals alike are presented with an array of choices. One notable trend in recent years has been the comparison between weight loss surgery, medications, and the use of less invasive endoscopic therapy such as intragastric balloons. In this blog, we’ll delve into the effectiveness of…

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Patients See Better Outcomes With Female Surgeons, Studies Find

— Fewer complications and lower likelihood of adverse postoperative outcomes with women surgeons by Rachael Robertson, Enterprise & Investigative Writer, MedPage Today August 31, 2023 Patients treated by women surgeons had better outcomes, according to two population-based cohort studies from Canada and Sweden, both of which were published in JAMA Surgery. The retrospective Canadian studyopens…

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Bowel Obstruction After Surgery

Understanding the Safety of Bariatric Surgery: Debunking Misconceptions about Bowel Obstructions Bariatric surgery, including gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy, has gained significant popularity as an effective treatment for obesity and associated health conditions. While these procedures are generally considered safe and successful, it is important to address misconceptions surrounding potential complications. Recently, the tragic passing…

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New ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Guidelines

Over the years, the popularity of bariatric surgery has soared as a viable solution for those who are struggling with obesity and its associated health issues, aiming to achieve long-term weight loss. The NIH and ASMBS guidelines surrounding bariatric surgery have been established for several decades, aiming to maximize positive outcomes for patients. However, recent…

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Tired woman sitting down at the gym to illustrate Consequences Of Not Taking Vitamins After Gastric Bypass

Consequences Of Not Taking Vitamins After Gastric Bypass

Let’s talk about the consequences of not taking vitamins after gastric bypass. Weight loss surgery permanently changes how your gastrointestinal system works. It is important to remember that after your bariatric procedure, your body will begin undergoing significant changes. You will need to learn how to adapt to your new lifestyle and adjust your eating…

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