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The Benefits of Bariatrics

Those that are considering bariatrics are often motivated by the capacity that surgery has to reduce the impact of their co-morbidities on their daily life. In addition to reducing the economic burdens of health care, bariatric surgery vastly improves the quality of life for patients. Check out this helpful...

Treating Type II Diabetes

After nearly a century of evidence insinuating that there is a correlation between Type II Diabetes (T2D) and gastrointestinal (GI) surgery, the Second Diabetes Surgery Summit (DSS-II) released a report, which confirms that bariatric surgery can diminish or entirely resolve T2D. The study of this topic began in the...

The Lap-Band Revisted

I frequently get asked, “what has happened to the adjustable gastric band (Lap-band)”?  The Lap-band was introduced to the US in 2001 from Australia where it had been used with great success.  However, here in the US we have not had the same success. Approximately 30% of the patients...