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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What Exactly Is the Magenstrasse?

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Gastric emptying is a complex and highly coordinated process that remains poorly understood. Several nutrient stimulated neuro-hormonal signals emanating from the ...

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Case of The Week: Lap Band and Pseudo-achalasia

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Adjustable gastric banding results in the formation of a thick fibrous capsule around the distal esophagus. In most cases the capsule ...

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Long-Term Outcomes of Lap Band Surgery: The Big Lesson

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Fabrizio Vinzens et al have recently published a study titled “Long-term outcome of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB): Results of a ...

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A Stomach Road or ‘‘Magenstrasse’’ for Weight Loss

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In 1908, Waldeyer described a longitudinal fold along the lesser curvature of the stomach that he called Magenstrasse. The Magenstrasse is ...

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Do You Suffer from Acid Reflux Following Sleeve Gastrectomy?

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It has become a routine to publish at least one article on the effect of sleeve gastrectomy on GERD in the ...

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The Hairpin Sleeve Gastrectomy

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The incisura angularis is the Achilles heel of sleeve gastrectomy. Preserving this natural gastric angulation is crucial to ensure proper weight ...

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Houston Single Incision Sleeve Gastrectomy

Single Incision Sleeve Gastrectomy

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One of the most important surgical principles in gastric sleeve surgery is contouring the stapled stomach to prevent narrowing or twisting. ...

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Sleeve Gastrectomy and Increased Intra-Gastric Pressure

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Does gastric sleeve surgery increase intra-gastric pressure? The short answer to this question is unknown. There are no studies I am ...

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Gastric Electric Activity and Sleeve Gastrectomy

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I read with great interest this new study published by O’Grady el al in Obesity Surgery journal and titled “Patterns of ...

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Morbid Obesity, GERD, Gastroparesis and Type 2 Diabetes: What Do They Have in Common?

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Surgical manipulation of the gastric fundus by resection, plication, invagination or bypass results in physiologic changes. These changes have immediate and ...

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Who Would Have Thought About It: Gastric Balloon and Pancreatitis?

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The FDA has recently confirmed that fluid filled intra-gastric balloons used for weight loss can cause acute pancreatitis. It is believed ...

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Question of The Week: Acid Reflux Following Sleeve

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I had sleeve surgery about 2 years ago in Dallas. I’ve lost about 40 pounds and still eat pretty small amounts ...

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