Surgery

Study finds weight loss lasts long after surgery

People with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery maintained significantly more weight loss at 5 years than those who did not have surgery according to a Kaiser Permanente study published March 16 in Annals of Surgery. ...

Surgery

When is surgery not safe for seniors?

Poor physical function, dementia and depression all raise seniors' risk of death after a major operation and should be factored into their pre-surgery assessments, researchers say.

Diabetes

T2DM remission rates higher with RYGB versus sleeve gastrectomy

(HealthDay)—Most patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) undergoing bariatric surgery experience T2DM remission during five years of follow-up, but outcomes are superior with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) compared ...

Surgery

Weight loss surgery may increase fracture risk

Individuals who undergo weight loss surgery may face an elevated risk of bone fractures, according to a study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine.

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