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Cleveland Clinic Study Shows Bariatric Surgery Provides Long-Term Control of Type 2 Diabetes

A study by Cleveland Clinic researchers shows bariatric surgery is a highly effective and durable treatment for type 2 diabetes in obese patients, enabling nearly all surgical patients to be free of insulin and many to be free of all diabetic medications three years after surgery. The STAMPEDE (Surgical Therapy And Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes […]

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Molecular Target for Sleeve Gastrectomy Effects

In today’s issue of Nature, Randy Seeley and his colleagues have published a mouse study suggesting that, one day, doctors might be able to mimic the beneficial effects of surgery without actually doing the surgery. That premise will seem crazy to most surgeons, and that’s because the conventional explanation for bariatric surgery’s effectiveness is mechanical. In […]

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Laparoscopic Gastric Stapling Procedures as a Replacement to Gastric Banding in the 21st Century? (IBC Istanbul 2013 Debate)

The following debate occurred at the 8th International Bariatric Club Symposium, which was held in Istanbul, Turkey, on August 28, 2013. Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care  presents the edited transcript in partnership with IBC’s Symposium Director Haris Khwaja, MD, PhD, Co-Director Tomasz Rogula, MD, PhD, and the participants. Moderator: Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS Participants: Michel Gagner, MD, FRCSC, FACS, […]

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