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2008-09-16 08:25:00

According to recent evidence, Gastric bypass surgery results in more successful weight loss than gastric banding.  Patients who had the bypass surgery showed more consistent weight loss says Dr. Nancy Puzziferri of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, who contributed to the report. Evidence during the study showed that more rapid weight loss came with the gastric bypass surgery, but 3 years after the surgery, gastric bypass and banding showed similar results....

2008-07-30 00:00:18

Two years ago Jane Crook was told she was too overweight to have children, so she took drastic action and had her stomach stapled. Now, as she beams down at the son she thought she'd never have, she says having a gastric band fitted to her stomach was the best thing she ever did and she hopes it will give other people hope. Proud parents Jane, 40, and her fiancee Andrew Hay, 45, have not stopped smiling since baby Charlie was born two weeks ago. Jane suffered from a rare medical...

2008-07-14 18:00:40

The first webcast of weight-loss surgery using a new gastric band will be presented by The Hospital of Central Connecticut and OR-Live on Aug 6 at 6 p.m. The procedure, utilizing the REALIZE(TM) Adjustable Gastric Band and the latest laparoscopic techniques, will be performed by Dr. Carlos Barba. Narration will be in both English and Spanish. "The REALIZE band is one of the newest options in weight loss surgery," said Barba. It is similar to other laparoscopic bands, he explained, but offers...

2008-06-19 09:01:10

NewHope Bariatrics announced today that the Medical Director of the NewHope Bariatrics Surgery Center, Stephen Malley, M.D., has performed his 1,000th LAP-BAND(R) System procedure - the safest, least invasive surgery available to treat severe obesity. Dr. Malley will be honored for his achievements in the field of bariatric surgery on Saturday at a private event in Kansas City. "I've made a life-long commitment to provide the best treatment options to my patients," said Dr. Malley. "It is...

2008-04-08 09:04:07

LONG BRANCH, N.J., April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Monmouth Medical Center has become one of the first hospitals in the United States and the only hospital in New Jersey to offer a new incisionless procedure to reverse weight gain after gastric bypass surgery. Steven Gorcey, MD, division chief of Gastroenterology at Monmouth Medical Center and Frank Borao, MD, chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery and medical director of Monmouth's Bariatric Surgery Program, performed the first two procedures...

2008-03-17 12:00:09

CINCINNATI, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Cincinnati Weight Loss Center, a member of the Synchrony Health Network, is one of the first weight loss surgery centers in the U.S. -- and the first in Ohio -- to offer a new Incisionless surgical procedure to reverse weight regain after gastric bypass surgery. Surgeons Brad Watkins and John Mobley started performing the procedure on March 7. The incision-free procedure, which physicians have coined "ROSE" (Restorative Obesity Surgery, Endolumenal),...

2008-03-10 09:01:29

The American Institute of Gastric Banding (AIGB) today announced that Jonathan Wecker has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. In conjunction with this appointment, the company announced that Sankaty Advisors, an affiliate of Bain Capital and AIGB's primary lender and equity holder, has agreed to invest additional capital to fund planned growth initiatives. The American Institute of Gastric Banding develops and operates medical centers and partners with...

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2006-07-18 01:45:00

By Karla Gale NEW YORK - Although technically more challenging, laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, a common type of stomach bypass operation, provides greater weight loss in severely obese patients than does placing a plastic band around the stomach to make it smaller, new research shows. Stomach bypass is also more likely than banding to promote the resolution of diseases often seen in obese patients, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Although multiple trials have compared the...


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