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Single Anastomosis Duodenum-Ileal anastomosis with SG

The 2nd Gore Expert Obesity Meeting was held at WL Gore and Associates’ Feldkirchen-Westerham location, in Germany, from September 19-20, 2018. The meeting provided surgical specialists from around the world the opportunity to interact, debate and share their experiences with European experts in bariatric and metabolic surgery. Topics under discussion included sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, SADI-S, revisional surgery and staple line reinforcement, as well as how to manage obesity-related condition such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, Hiatal hernia and abdominal wall repairs.

Bariatric surgery impacts joint replacement outcomes

Bariatric surgery performed prior to a total hip or knee replacement can reduce in-hospital and 90-day postoperative complications and improve patient health, but it does not reduce the risk of needing a revision surgery., according to a study presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in San Diego.

Which T2DM patients benefit from bariatric surgery?

A new study known as ARMMS-T2D (Alliance of Randomized Trials of Medicine versus Metabolic Surgery in Type 2 Diabetes) will examine which patients with type 2 diabetes will benefit most from bariatric surgery. The study has been awarded a grant from the the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and will be conducted at institutions in the ARMMS-T2D consortium, composed of Cleveland Clinic, Joslin Diabetes Center, University of Pittsburgh and the University of Washington. The coordinating centre is Cleveland Clinic.

Powered staplers associated with benefits vs manual staplers

Powered surgical staplers result in significant clinical and economic benefits, compared to the most manual staplers, according to a study by researchers from Johnson & Johnson. The study showed that use of powered staplers was associated with significant clinical and economic benefits including 47% lower rate of bleeding complications, 14% shorter operating room time and 13% lower overall hospital costs compared to manual staplers.

UK needs 50,000 bariatric procedures a year

The NHS should significantly increase rates of bariatric surgery to 50,000 a year, closer to the European average, to bring major health benefits for patients and help reduce healthcare costs in the long term, according to a paper published in The BMJ. The paper states that between 2011-12 and 2014-15, the number of bariatric operations performed on the NHS fell by 31% - from 8,794 to 6,032, and less than 1% of those who could benefit get treatment.

AMOS: Gastric bypass benefits most adolescents

Teenagers suffering from severe obesity generally feel worse than their peers, but after undergoing gastric bypass nearly all experience improved mental health. One in five, however, still suffers from symptoms of depression - some quite seriously. These are the results of a study, ‘Two-year trends in psychological outcomes after gastric bypass in adolescents with severe obesity.’ from Lund University in Sweden, published in Obesity.

Benefits outweigh complications for bariatric surgery

According to two recently published papers in the October 2012 issue of the British Journal of Surgery, long-term complications and further surgery are not uncommon, but despite these disadvantages surgery is a more cost-effective way of tackling rising morbid obesity rates than non-operative care.

Computer model assesses risks and benefits of bariatric surgery

According to a report in the Archives of Surgery, a computerised model suggests that most morbidly obese individuals are more likely to live longer if they had gastric bypass surgery.

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