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Tufts Health is among several insurers that currently cover gastric bypass surgery for those patients in which the surgery is deemed medically necessary.
Gastric banding is "a purely restrictive procedure," while gastric bypass diverts nutrients to the distal small intestine, where enteroendocrine cells secrete GLP-1, the researchers wrote.
In addition, it's beyond the scope of doctors to perform a sufficient number of gastric bypass ops to bring the obesity epidemic under control.
In the Cleveland Clinic study, researchers found that gastric bypass patients experienced a 40-percent reduction in heart attack risk and a 42-percent reduction in their stroke risk over a 10-year time frame.
More patients are already scheduled for the gastric bypass adjustment procedure within the next two months at Hamad General Hospital.
Participants who underwent gastric bypass surgery or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding experienced median weight loss of nearly 32 percent and 16 percent, respectively.
It's the first time researchers have linked the effects of gastric bypass surgery to the gut's sugar use, says Blandine Laferrere, a clinical diabetes researcher at Columbia University.
Surgery led to higher remission rates This single-center, nonblinded RCT compared 2 malabsorptive procedures--Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and biliopancreatic diversion, a more complicated procedure not commonly performed--with medical therapy.
A 37-year-old woman, gravida 7, parity 4+2 had laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, as treatment for morbid obesity (Height: 1.
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Gastric bypass patients are more than twice as likely as other bariatric surgery patients are to be treated for alcohol abuse post procedure, according to results of a study of 12,277 patients.