Nissen-Sleeve operation, is it an option?

Nissen-Sleeve operation, is it an option?

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David Nocca, MD, head of Bariatric Surgery department at the University of Montpellier in France is currently conducting an international bariatric ...

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Is Pyloroplasty a Reasonable Solution for Gastroparesis?

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Bill asked us this interesting question this week: Can you please provide me with more information about gastric resection for treatment ...

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Is Food Consumption Changing in the US?

Is Food Consumption Changing in the US?

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Major food companies like Kraft Heinz, Nestle, Campbell Soup and J.M. Smucker are reporting weak sales in the US market. American ...

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Gastric Bypass Long-term Complications

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Gastric Bypass Long-term Complications I am a 64 y/o female, 20 years post roux-en-y gastric bypass. I have GERD, a “small” ...

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Houston is Here to Stay

JAMA Obesity Theme Issue: Gastric Sleeve Surgery Is Here to Stay

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The Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA, current issue is entirely devoted to the medical problem of obesity. I was ...

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Best Diet for 2018

Best Diet for 2018

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It is the beginning of a new year, and for most Houstonians, weight loss is a priority. The new year resolution ...

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Modern Economics Has Given Us Abundance and Obesity

Modern Economics Has Given Us Abundance and Obesity

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I read with great interest the book review published this week in the wall street journal. The Economists’ Diet: The Surprising ...

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery and GERD

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I read with great interest the commentary on evaluating the feasibility of phrenoesophagopexy during hiatal hernia repair in sleeve gastrectomy patients. ...

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How Do I Manage Advanced Gastroduodenoparesis?

How Do I Manage Advanced Gastroduodenoparesis?

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A colleague presented this case on the SAGES Foregut Surgery Masters Program Collaboration: 70 year-old-male with history of esophageal perforation from ...

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Question of the week: What Would You Do for This Gastroparesis Case?

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“56-year-old female, with type II achalasia, underwent a POEM procedure in 2015 by our experienced advanced GI guy. Then, developed terrible ...

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Holiday Meals Still Matter

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“The Meals That Still Matter” is a well written article I have recently enjoyed reading in the Wall Street Journal. Bee ...

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Persistent Gastroparesis Following Gastric Sleeve Surgery

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Nathali from South Florida sent us this question this week: Question I was diagnosed one year ago with moderate Gastroparesis at ...

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Obesity, Metabolism and the Circadian Rhythm

Obesity, Metabolism and the Circadian Rhythm

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The Nobel prize in medicine and physiology has been awarded this year to three American scientists for discovering the underlying molecular ...

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Gastric Pouch Emptying Following Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Pouch Emptying Following Gastric Bypass Surgery

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Sarah Stano et al, at the obesity nutrition research center, Columbia University, New York, have recently published an Excellent new study ...

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Question of the Week from Tina

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Question of the Week from Tina: I’m planning on having VSG in the next three months. I had the Nissen funoplication ...

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Case of the week: Gastric Sleeve Surgery Following Nissen Fundoplication

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The patient is a 54-year-old female with morbid obesity presenting for weight loss surgery evaluation. She is particularly interested in gastric ...

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Rossetti Sleeve Gastrectomy

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Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy combined with Rossetti fundoplication (R-Sleeve) for treatment of morbid obesity and gastroesophageal reflux by Stefano Olmi is a ...

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Hurricane Harvey: Together We Heal

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We have witnessed unprecedented flooding and destruction over the past few days. Harvey, a storm of epic proportions, has affected the ...

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Do UGIs Predict Weight Loss after Sleeve Gastrectomy?

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Sleeve gastrectomy is a simple and straightforward surgery to perform. The stomach is mobilized along the greater curvature and cut longitudinally ...

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The Elipse Balloon - A new gastric Balloon with Interesting Features

The Elipse Balloon: A new gastric Balloon with Interesting Features

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“The Elipse Balloon, a swallowable gastric balloon for weight loss not requiring sedation, anesthesia or endoscopy: a pilot study with 12 ...

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Lap Band Long-term Outcome: A New Study from Switzerland

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A well conducted study by a group of Swiss surgeons was recently published in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD). ...

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A New FDA Warning Regarding Gastric Balloons

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The FDA has recently issued an alert about five reported deaths that have occurred in patients within 30 days following gastric ...

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Obesity in America

Obesity in America

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The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) funded a survey of 1509 adults representing the US household population. The ...

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Gastric Pouch Emptying of Solid Food in Gastric Bypass Patients

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“Gastric pouch emptying of solid food in patients with successful and unsuccessful weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery” by L.N. ...

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Question of the week: Sleeve surgery after Fundoplication surgery

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Question of the Week: Hello, I am a 54-year young woman. I am 5’6″ and 244 lbs. I had fundoplication surgery ...

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Laparoscopic Treatment of Gastroparesis: A Single Center Experience

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A new study on gastroparesis treatment was recently accepted for publication in SOARD (Surgery for Obesity and related Disorders) journal. The ...

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G-POEM for Gastroparesis Treatment

G-POEM for Gastroparesis Treatment

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I read with great interest this study by Khashab MA et al, titled “Gastric per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for refractory gastroparesis: ...

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The Effect of Dietary Fat on the Hypothalamus

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I read with great interest the recent study by Valdearcos et al titled “Microglial Inflammatory Signaling Orchestrates the Hypothalamic Immune Response ...

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Adjustable Gastric Band Reoperation Cost

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I read with great interest this large retrospective study, titled “Reoperation and Medicare Expenditures After Laparoscopic Gastric Band Surgery” that was ...

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Do We Have a Cure for Gastroparesis?

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Gastroparesis is a poorly understood disease that affects 4% of the population. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for gastroparesis. Treatment ...

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