Bariatric Surgery Perspective

 
 
  • The Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Cancer Incidence Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that reviews the risk for hormone-related, colorectal, and esophageal cancers following bariatric surgery.
  • What Cardiologists Should Know About Obesity   Cardiologist Seth Baum interviews obesity experts Drs Kahan and Apovian, who dispel the myth of the 'obesity paradox' and the 'metabolically healthy obese,' and any fears about treating this disease.
  • Why Aren't We Prescribing Pills for Obesity? Dr Caroline Apovian says obesity is a chronic condition that may require pharmacotherapy or even bariatric surgery. So why aren't they included in the 2018 USPSTF recommendation statement?
  • Bariatric Surgery for Prepregnancy Weight Loss: A Safe Approach? Women are often advised to achieve a healthy weight before becoming pregnant. Is bariatric surgery a safe way to do this, for both mother and baby?
  • 'Compelling' Data: Bariatric Surgery Saves Lives   Why are there still so many hurdles between obese patients with type 2 diabetes who would benefit from this life-saving treatment?
  • ACG 2018 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ACG 2018.
  • Dispelling the Myths About Obesity Is obesity a choice? Are people just lazy or suffering from 'food addiction'? Dr Akshay Jain responds to the results of a recent Medscape poll and says it's time to dispel the myths about obesity.
  • The Unique Feature of the Israeli Type 2 Diabetes Guideline   The Israeli guidelines vary management of type 2 diabetes mellitus by BMI. Is that a strategy the rest of the world should consider?
  • Are Clinicians Reluctant to Prescribe Weight Loss Drugs?   Despite a national obesity crisis, a recent survey shows that clinicians aren't using all available tools to help patients lose weight.
  • We Can't Just Give Up on Obesity A pediatric endocrinologist describes the harsh realities of practicing in the South today and calls on the medical profession to redress 'sins of the past.'
  • NAFLD Is a Growing Problem Recent guidance from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases for the evaluation and management of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is profiled.
  • Will Physicians Ever Adopt Obesity Drugs? A new Medscape survey shows that prescribers are still skeptical about FDA-approved medications to help obese patients lose weight.
  • Why Is Obesity so Challenging? Is it genetic? Is it a simple matter of too much food and not enough exercise? Get to the bottom of this common condition that so many clinicians find extremely vexing.
  • Cholecystectomy: Before or After Gastric Bypass? Dr Lowenfels comments on a study comparing complication rates in patients having gallstones removed before and after undergoing a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure.
  • ECCO 2018 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ECCO 2018
  • A Closer Look at Robotic Surgery Cost, Use, and Trends Dr Lowenfels comments on several studies examining costs, outcomes, and recent trends in robotic surgery compared with other procedural approaches.
  • Prehabilitation Before GI Cancer Surgery: What Is the Evidence? If prehabilitation has the potential to improve outcomes in GI cancer surgery, why is evidence lacking?
  • Gastroenterology Data That Primary Care Teams Need to Know   This year's World Congress of Gastroenterology at the American College of Gastroenterology meeting featured several studies whose findings affect primary care. Dr David Johnson highlights the results.
  • Ongoing Trials Put Focus Back on Fatty Liver Disease Researchers at this year's Liver Meeting offered promising insights into nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and fatty liver disease. Dr William Balistreri surveys their results.
  • Top News From AHA 2017: Slideshow Highlights include new hypertension guidelines that change the very definition of hypertension, plus a study disputing liberal transfusions at cardiac surgery.