More Australians seek Weight loss surgery in India


The number of hospital admissions for weight loss surgery has more than tripled in the past decade as more Australians become morbidly obese. New data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows there were 22,7000 admissions to hospital for weight loss surgery in 2014-15, up from 9300 in 2005-06. The increased need […]

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Bariatric Surgery Can Cure Type 2 Diabetes


Bariatric surgeries, such as a gastric bypass or gastric sleeve, are performed to help obese people lose the weight they haven’t been able to shed otherwise. But can these procedures help with other factors that affect health as well? Can bariatric surgery actually “cure” type 2 diabetes? The answer is a qualified “yes.” “Doctors don’t […]

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Metabolic Surgery reduces mortality from diabetes


People with diabetes and severe obesity who had metabolic surgery were much less likely to die from diabetes or any other cause than those who received drug therapy alone. ‘Metabolic surgery reduces mortality and macrovascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus compared to medical therapy: a meta-analysis’ (Abstract no. 136), the researchers assessed […]

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France see more weight loss surgery than the UK and US.


“France might not be the country in the world with the most acute obesity problem but the number of people undergoing weight loss (bariatric) surgery has boomed in recent years.” The number of people in France turning to surgical procedures to help reduce obesity has multiplied by 21 times over the last 3 decades, new […]

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Bariatric Surgery in France during the last 10 years


During the past decade, the field of bariatric surgery has changed dramatically. Between 2005 and 2014, the number of bariatric operations increased fourfold. Sleeve gastrectomy became the most performed bariatric intervention, representing 60.7% of bariatric activity in 2014. There was a concomitant steep increase in sleeve gastrectomy, with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass increasing slightly overall and […]

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