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25/10/17 - Policy
Endoscopic Suturing Procedure Registry
Apollo Endosurgery has entered into a Registry Funding Agreement with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Center for GI Innovation and Technology, to develop and administer a registry...
25/10/17 - Research
Surgery and opioid dependence
Nearly 9 percent of bariatric surgical patients who did not take opioid pain medications until their weight-loss operation, or the month before it, report that they are still using prescription...
25/10/17 - Research
Cardiac health
In overweight and obese people, fat often gets deposited in the midsection of the body and can lead to unhealthy changes in a heart's function and size however, weight loss from bariatric surgery can...
24/10/17 - Research
semaglutide trial
The drug semaglutide, that targets the appetite control system in the brain, can bring about significant weight loss in people with clinical obesity, according to research by researchers from the...
24/10/17 - Industry
AbClose device
Medeon Biodesign has announced the first clinical cases have been performed using its innovative laparoscopic port site closure device, AbClose, in the US. According to the company, the device...
18/06/18 - Research
Obesity rates
Florida's obesity rate may be higher than originally thought according to an analysis of a robust clinical data repository, that shows a rate of 37.1 percent nearly 10 percentage points higher than a...
18/06/18 - Research
Intestine coating pill
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have reported a less invasive but equally effective treatment for reversing type 2 diabetes at bariatric, one that can offer the same benefits but that may...
18/06/18 - Research
Post-op muscle mass
Muscle mass and fat-free mass (FFM) levels are maintained in the body following a rapid post-surgical weight loss. The finding dispels fears that gastric bypass surgery may result in a detrimental...

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