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2014-04-08 09:58:09

Gastric banding can play a vital role in the treatment of type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight and not obese, according to new research. The Monash University study, led by Emeritus Professor Paul O’Brien from Monash University’s Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) and Dr John Wentworth from CORE and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, has determined that weight loss surgery (gastric banding) for overweight people with diabetes had a profound impact on the...

2013-10-15 11:53:06

Clinical researchers from Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research and St. Vincent’s Hospital have shown that a form of weight loss surgery, known as ‘gastric banding’, brings about reversal of diabetes in some patients, and dramatic improvement of glucose tolerance in others, within 12 weeks. Type 2 diabetes is a complex metabolic disorder that develops over time, with the body becoming progressively less able to control blood sugar levels. High blood sugars cause damage to...

Gastric Banding Effective For Long-term Solution To Obesity
2013-01-18 04:41:52

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) at Monash University recently completed a landmark study which found that laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, otherwise known as lap banding, could be an effective strategy for managing obesity in the long-term. The team of investigators tracked 3,227 patients treated in Australia during a 15-year period (approximately from 1994 to 2011). 78 percent of...

2012-05-04 05:24:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- With the increase of obesity in the last 50 years, bariatric surgeries are becoming a common solution for tackling the epidemic. A new exhibit shows how radiologists play a key role in ensuring the success of these procedures. "Although complications are generally rare with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and gastric banding procedures, it's critical for radiologists to be familiar with both the normal presentations and possible complications for these surgeries," Dr. Mariam...

2012-04-29 15:19:01

With the increase of obesity in the last 50 years, bariatric surgeries are becoming a common solution for tackling this epidemic. A new exhibit shows how radiologists play a key role in ensuring the success of these procedures. "Although complications are generally rare with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and gastric banding procedures, it's critical for radiologists to be familiar with both the normal presentations and possible complications for these surgeries," said Dr. Mariam Moshiri, lead...

2011-08-15 02:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published in peer-reviewed journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases suggests that the cost of a gastric banding weight loss procedure is offset by reduction in obesity-related medical costs within 2 1/4 years for surgery-eligible patients with diabetes and within four years for all surgery-eligible patients. The study, which evaluated healthcare claim data from a group of patients who had gone under gastric banding and a group...

2011-04-13 08:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new studies published in the current issue of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, a peer-reviewed journal, add to the large body of scientific evidence which supports that the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System, made by Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN), is a safe and effective weight-loss procedure. One study concluded that laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) procedure can be safely performed in a...

2010-12-14 00:01:41

Hospital Angeles Tijuana, just 20 minutes from downtown San Diego, adds the new restrictive weight loss surgery procedure Gastric Plication to its annual holiday bariatric specials, when demand for obesity surgery is typically highest. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2010 Hospital Angeles has expanded its internationally well-regarded weight loss surgery program to include a $7,500 Gastric Plication all-inclusive medical travel special. The hospital is also offering a $5,000...

2010-12-07 00:00:46

The FDA is considering relaxing qualification requirements for LAP BAND, a brand of adjustable gastric banding provided by Mexico's top private Hospital Angeles for $5,000 during the holidays, when demand for LAP-BAND is typically highest. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 6, 2010 Hospital Angeles expands its vaunted weight loss surgery program to include special pricing on LAP-BAND and Gastric Plication all-inclusive medical travel packages for American patients. On Wednesday, the FDA...


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