28

May

Bariatric Surgery Reduces Heart Problems…

Obesity as a diseaseObesity has now become a critical problem in the US, with the prevalence among adults, which increased nearly 50% during the 1980s and 1990s. Now, nearly 70% of adults are classified as overweight or obese, compared with fewer than 25% 40 years ago.Recent evid...

View More

28

May

Does Diabetes Have a Cure? Someone Told Me It Was Possible With Surgery…

Bariatric Surgery and DiabetesUp until recently, diabetes was only treatable with medication, but no permanent cure was known; until stomach surgery, known as bariatric surgery, which reduces the stomach size and ,as a result, dramatically lowers what a person can eat. This surge...

View More

28

May

If I Don’t Have a Kidney, Can I Still Undergo Bariatric Surgery?

Side effectsObese patients with chronic kidney disease who receive bariatric surgery succeed in losing weight; however, the risk for side effects and surgical complications is high according to a new study, Kidney Week 2013: the American Society of Nephrology in its 46th An...

View More

28

May

The Most Challenging Clinical Case of My Medical Career

Case StudyA professional lawyer with diabetes type II and high blood pressure, was summited to metabolic bariatric surgery. After 24 hours, in post-op, he started bleeding in the high digestive tube, for this reason we had to re-operate. An endoscopy was performed that showed ero...

View More

28

May

Weighing risks and benefits on weight loss pills.

Excess of weight is a chronic disease that increases the risk of health problems.More than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. Excess of weight is a chronic disease that increases the risk of health problems, including diabetes, heart disease...

View More