Search Tag: bariatric surgery

Executive Health Management

Obesity Surgery - Who Should Get Priority?

2015 25 Sep

According to new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, obese patients with type 2 diabetes, especially those with recent disease onset, should be prioritised for obesity surgery over those without type 2 diabetes. Most healthcare systems typically prioritise obesity surgery on the basis of a person's BMI. Those with the highest... Read more

Executive Health Management

Big Hospital Rooms for Bariatric Patients Growing Trend

2015 28 Aug

Parkland Hospital in Dallas has recently revamped its facilities and has redesigned its 862 single-patient rooms in the 17-story tower to accommodate obese patients.  100 rooms (approximately four per floor) are equipped with a motorised lift that can accommodate patients up to 1000 pounds. There is also a portable bariatric lift on every floor for... Read more

Executive Health Management

Bariatric Surgery Improves Long-Term Survival

2015 07 Jan

According to a study published in JAMA, obese patients who received care in the Veterans Affairs health systems and underwent bariatric surgery had a lower all-cause rate of death at 5 years and up to 10 years following the procedure, as compared to those who did not have the surgery. Bariatric surgery has proven to improve weight, obesity related... Read more

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