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7 Bariatric Surgery Benefits Besides Helping You Lose Weight

You’d probably eat less if you felt full after eating a small amount of food. That’s exactly what bariatric surgery does and why it helps people lose weight. Bariatric surgery enhances weight loss in obese people who have not achieved long-term success with other weight loss attempts. Bariatric surgery reduces the stomach’s storage capacity, which … Read More

Gastric Bypass is as Safe as Commonly Performed Surgeries

Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery for patients with type 2 diabetes was once considered a high-risk procedure. But a new study shows that complication and death rates for the procedure is comparable to some of the safest and most commonly performed surgeries in the United States. Researchers from Cleveland Clinic’s Bariatric and Metabolic Institute reviewed a national database of 66,678 patients with … Read More

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Surgery Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes for Years

Bariatric surgery has the potential to improve life for obese patients with type 2 diabetes over the long term, says a new study by Cleveland Clinic researchers. The study shows that even years later, the surgery helps patients control the disease and greatly reduces their dependence on medications. The study is published today in The New England Journal … Read More

Bariatric Surgery Offers Hope for Diabetics

This post is part of ongoing coverage of Cleveland Clinic’s 2013 Medical Innovation Summit: Finding Balance through Innovation. Obesity, Diabetes & the Metabolic Crisis. Bariatric surgery has been a hot topic, offering a spectrum of benefits, especially for patients with diabetes. In addition to hearing about weight loss surgeries, Medical Innovation Summit attendees watched a … Read More

Surgery ‘Powerful Tool’ Against Diabetes

In 2012, a Cleveland Clinic study showed diabetic, overweight patients who had bariatric surgery saw significant improvement or remission of their type 2 diabetes. In the study, bariatric surgery — which included gastric bypass surgery and sleeve gastrectomy — helped patients control their diabetes and greatly reduce dependence on medications, to the point that they … Read More

Obesity Is Now Considered a Disease

Obesity isn’t just about being overweight anymore. It’s about life, health, and now, it’s about changing people’s attitudes. Obesity now considered a ‘disease’ The American Medical Association (AMA) has officially recognized obesity as a chronic disease. Defining obesity as a disease should spur physicians and patients — and insurers— to regard it as a serious … Read More

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Can Surgery Help More People With Diabetes?

If you’re a morbidly obese adult suffering from diabetes, bariatric surgery is an option to help you lose weight and control your condition. But according to a new study, if you’re considered obese — but not morbidly obese — you too may benefit short-term from bariatric surgery. As for the hope that surgery may provide … Read More

The One Innovation That is Curing Diabetes

“First, do no harm.” That’s part of the Hippocratic Oath. Doctors take this very seriously. You don’t intervene where the risk of intervention is greater than the risk of the disease. But the No. 1 innovation on the Cleveland Clinic “Top Ten Medical Innovations” list for 2013 is something Hippocrates never dreamed of: bariatric surgery … Read More