A gastric sleeve, otherwise known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a procedure where three quarters of the stomach is removed and is performed laparoscopically (keyhole surgery). The expected weight loss is 60-70% of your excess weight and most patients stay in hospital around 1-2 days.
The children of women who have high glucose blood levels during pregnancy, even if their mothers are not diagnosed with gestational diabetes, are at an increased risk of developing obesity in childhood, according to a new study.
Adding this weightmanagement strategy to existing state and federal home visitation programs could help address the current childhood obesity crisis
Weight loss surgery is a surgical procedure, that facilitates substantial weight loss and is generally suitable for individuals who are obese and who have already tried healthy diet and exercise with no substantial benefit or success. Surgery not only results in significant weight loss but also cures or improves other diseases or co-morbidities associated with obesity such as type II diabetes, sleep apnea, arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and quality of life.
We are all very much aware that we are in an obesity epidemic globally, more so in the UK. The term obesity refers to an individual who has a BMI (body mass index) above 30 (normal weight BMI is between 20-25 and an overweight BMI is between 25-29.9). There are many risks associated with obesity and these include, type II diabetes, coronary heart disease, breast and bowel cancer, arthritis, liver disease and also stroke.
Bariatric (weight-loss) surgery can reduce the risk of developing serious health conditions such as heart attacks and type 2 diabetes, as well improve existing conditions, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine.
The plug-and-patch technique is frequently used for the open repair of inguinal hernias; however, serious complications may arise on rare occasions. We present the case of a 69-year-old patient who presented with a colocutaneous fistula with the sigmoid colon 9 years after the repair of a left sliding inguinal hernia with the plug-and-patch technique.