Posts tagged complications

Gastric Band Port Flip Reduced with Synthetic Mesh

November 8, 2011
Polypropylene Mesh for Gastric Band Port

A study published online in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases highlights one surgeon’s experience in using mesh fixation of the gastric band port to reduce port flip complications in patients following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Port flip, one of the more common complications associated with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, happens in about 2% of […]

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Avoiding Perils of Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea in Bariatric Surgical Patients

August 2, 2011
Sleep Apnea Syndrome

A study published online in the July 26, 2011 issue of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases found that a significant amount of morbidly obese patients who were evaluated for weight loss surgery were previously unaware that they suffered from sleep apnea syndrome (SAS). Sleep apnea syndrome is a sleep disorder characterized by abnormal pauses […]

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Gastric Bypass Can Lead to Serious and Irreversible Health Problems

November 17, 2010
Copper Deficiency

Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most popular and well-known types of weight loss surgery. The procedure can cause rapid and dramatic weight loss, but it can also lead to serious and irreversible health problems brought on by severe nutritional deficiencies. According to Nana Gletsu Miller, Ph.D. an assistant professor at the School of […]

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Volume Trumps Center of Excellence Designation For Bariatric Surgery Safety

August 9, 2010
Bariatric Surgery Safety

The results from a study led by the University of Michigan Health System revealed some shocking information about the safety of bariatric surgery and the quality of hospitals that perform the weight loss procedures. The good news was the overall low rate of serious complications and general safety of bariatric surgery. What was surprising, however, […]

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