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The History of Gastric Sleeve Surgery (Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy)

Gastric sleeve surgery is the fastest growing weight loss procedure in the United States; it’s grown significantly in the past few years, primarily due to its effectiveness and low risk of complications. Its popularity in the U.S. has helped bolster its popularity in Mexico as well. But, in the thirty years since its inception, the […]

Find a Gastric Sleeve Surgeon Near You

Gastric sleeve surgeons are general surgeons skilled and equipped to operate a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) procedure to help weight loss. Possibly the most crucial choice you need to make when thinking of weight loss surgery is locating the best gastric sleeve surgeon. Most of all, it is the ability and experience of the gastric sleeve specialist that […]

Study Shows Sleeve Gastrectomy May Not Relieve Chronic Heartburn

According to a study published February 5 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy does not help GERD symptoms like first thought. The study looked at nearly 39,000 patients found that while traditional gastric bypass surgery did help reduce heartburn and acid reflux; the new procedure (sleeve gastrectomy) was unhelpful in […]

Weight Loss Surgery Patients May Need To Pay Close Attention to Post-Op Diet and Nutrition

According to a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center, some patients may need to take dietary supplements and pay attention to their diet before then first thought. This study, published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine, evaluated a group of gastric banding patients and discovered that despite having nutrition counseling over a three-month period following […]

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Eliminates Certification Requirements for Bariatric Surgery Centers

According to the agency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have determined that the need for certification requirement for bariatric surgery facilities does not improve health outcomes. Therefore, they have decided to remove this requirement. The decision is highly opposed by both the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic […]

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy May Lead to Better Chance of Transplant in Obese Patients

According to a study by the University of California – San Francisco School of Medicine, morbidly obese patients with end-stage organ failure may have an increased change of successful transplantation after a sleeve gastrectomy. Though the study only examined 26 patients, the researchers say that it is the largest study to examine the impact of […]

How Weight Loss Surgery Helps the Obese

Whether or not weight loss surgery is safe depends on the person undergoing surgery. According to an Oregon Health & Science University study, the benefits of this type of surgery carry more weight than the surgery risks do. Patients with a mild to moderate weight problem can see an improvement in high blood pressure and […]

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