For people with a body mass index of 30 to 40 who aren’t ready for weight-loss surgery, implantable balloons can be the first step on the road to health.
If you’re considering bariatric surgery, you may be wondering how your diet will change. Get the facts from a registered dietitian.
A new study shows that complication and death rates for laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery for patients with type 2 diabetes is comparable to some of the safest and most commonly performed surgeries in the United States.
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
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Tim Ferree used to struggle to manage his type 2 diabetes and weight-related conditions — but that was before he had gastric bypass surgery. Now he is 60 pounds lighter and does not need medicine to control high blood pressure or cholesterol. Ferree is not alone in that experience. He took part in the recently … Read More