Just in case you missed any news in May 2016, these were the 10 most read articles on bariatricnews.net including the latest research, product & industry news, policy news and more...
45 organisations recommend metabolic surgery for T2DM
A joint statement, ‘Metabolic Surgery in the Treatment Algorithm for Type 2 Diabetes: A Joint Statement by International Diabetes Organizations’, endorsed by 45 international organizations and published in the journal Diabetes Care, has have called for metabolic surgery to be recommended or considered as a treatment option for some people with Type 2 diabetes. The special issue of Diabetes Care sets out the first clinical guidelines for when to recommend or consider metabolic surgery as treatment for people with Type 2 diabetes...(more)
Dr Robert Rutledge and the ‘Mini-Gastric Bypass’
Nineteen years ago in September of 1997, Dr Robert Rutledge performed the first of what has become known as the ‘Mini-Gastric Bypass’ (MGB) procedure. Now, nearly 20 years and many more than 30,000 procedures later, a recent survey showed that the MGB appears to be growing into one of the top 3-4 bariatric and metabolic procedures in many countries around the world. Bariatric News talked to Dr Rutledge about the origins of the procedure, some of the misunderstandings and criticisms of the operation, and why he is working to standardise the operation hoping to help surgeons learn to apply the operation safely and effectively...(more)