Tag: obesity surgery

Tackle Obesity to Drop Risk for Secondary Cardiac Event

Patients who had been hospitalized for heart attack or cardiovascular revascularization procedures commonly were overweight (46%) or had obesity (35%), but at a follow-up visit,...

Metabolic Surgery Improves Diabetes-Related Quality of Life

Patients with type 2 diabetes who underwent metabolic surgery reported improved general health, mobility, and energy, along with less pain and diabetes-related concerns compared with...

Managing Early Complications After Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery

The American Gastroenterological Association recently published a clinical practice update concerning endoscopic evaluation and management of early complications after bariatric/metabolic surgery. The seven best practice...

Bariatric Surgery’s Cardiovascular Benefit Extends to 7 Years

Patients with obesity who had bariatric surgery had a lower risk of having a major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE) or dying from all causes during...

Insurers Delay Bariatric Surgery for ‘Reprehensible’ Reason

A delaying tactic used by some U.S. health insurers to limit coverage of bariatric surgery does not jibe with the clinical experience at one U.S....

New AHA Guidance on Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk

An updated American Heart Association scientific statement on the role of obesity in cardiovascular disease provides the first new guidance in 15 years, drawing on...

Bariatric Surgery May Cut Cancer in Obesity With Liver Disease

In a large cohort of insured working adults with severe obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), among those who underwent bariatric surgery, the rate of...

Semaglutide for Weight Loss? A Good First STEP, With Caveats

The phase 3a STEP 1 trial that investigated the use of semaglutide (Novo Nordisk), a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist, for weight loss is aptly named,...

Bariatric Surgery Might Reduce Severity of COVID-19 Infection

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. People with obesity who lost weight as a result of bariatric...

Teenage Bone Density Declines Following Sleeve Gastrectomy

Adolescents who undergo sleeve gastrectomy have lower bone density and higher bone marrow fat at 1 year following surgery, new research shows. “It’s almost paradoxical,”...

In Those With Obesity, Will Losing Weight Cut COVID-19 Severity?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As study after study piles up showing that those with obesity...

Metabolic Surgery Post-MI Trims CV Events Long Term

Beyond the well-established benefits of sustained weight loss and improved type 2 diabetes, metabolic surgery performed after myocardial infarction (MI) lowered the long-term risk of...

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower Aortic Dissection Risk

People who have undergone bariatric surgery appear less likely to suffer an aortic dissection than other adults with obesity, researchers say. The finding is the...

Weight Loss in Obesity May Stall Neuropathy Progress

Among obese people with polyneuropathy, significant weight loss appears to halt progression of the painful condition while improving some key measures, a new study suggests....

Treat Obesity Like Breast Cancer, With Empathy, Say Canadians

A new Canadian clinical practice guideline for treating adults with obesity emphasizes improving health rather than simply losing weight, among other things. A summary of...

A New Form of Medical Visits

Ten patients smiled and waved out on the computer monitor, as Jacob Mirsky, MD, greeted each one, asked them to introduce themselves, and inquired as...

Weight Loss Intervention Fails in Endometrial Cancer Survivors

Almost half of obese endometrial cancer survivors in a recent study gained weight during 12 months of follow-up, whether or not they participated in a...

Diabetes Blunts Weight Loss Effect of Bariatric Surgery

People with diabetes may benefit less from bariatric surgery, compared with those without the disease, according to a retrospective review of patients receiving both sleeve gastrectomy and gastric...