Bariatrics

The Case for Body Contouring After Bariatric Surgery

Body contouring has proven benefits for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery, but few avail themselves of it.


Richer Data Strengthen Evidence of Lower Mortality Rates After Bariatric Surgery

The most common bariatric surgeries markedly increase obese patients’ chances of living longer, according to a recent study published in JAMA that builds on evidence of the procedures’ benefits.


The Bariatric Juggernaut

Few single procedures or treatments can boast bariatric surgery’s track record for improving or resolving multiple medical conditions. Overwhelming clinical data point to the effectiveness of weight-loss surgery in treating not only obesity but a host of comorbidities.


Bariatric Surgery: Opportunities and Obstacles

Faced with a daunting rise in diabetes and obesity, bariatric surgeons are extending a lifeline to many patients.


Studies Spotlight Gains in Physical Activity and Function after Bariatric Procedures

A review of studies by researchers in the United Kingdom and Australia finds patterns of improvement in physical activity and ability 12 months after bariatric surgery.


Confronting an Epidemic

Treating obesity and diabetes consumes billions of U.S. healthcare dollars each year. Research indicates bariatric surgery can play a significant role in addressing those health issues.