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A study of a large group of adults who underwent bariatric surgery finds had an increased risk for self-harm emergencies after the surgery, according to a study, ‘Self-harm Emergencies After Bariatric Surgery. A Population-Based Cohort Study.’,... (more)

08/10/15 - News

The Brazilian Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (SBCBM), the second largest in the world with 1,500 members, will host the XVII SBCBM Congress from 20-23 October 2015.  This is the first time that SBCBM promotes a Congress in the north of Brazil. It will be held at... (more)
08/10/15 - News

Bariatric surgery reverses inflammation in visceral adipose tissue by suppressing NLRP3 inflammasome activation, according to researchers from the University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania and the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.
08/10/15 - News

A clinical trial at UC San Diego Health is assessing the Medigus MUSE System that reconstructs the oesophagus through the mouth and requires no incisions to treat treats gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). The international clinical trial will include 200 participants, 20 from UC... (more)

National Obesity Summit (NOS)


As reported on the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) website, in September 2015, re

07/10/15 - News

The European Commission (EC) has granted Zafegn orphan drug designation for beloranib for the treatment of craniopharyngioma, a rare form of benign brain tumour. Severe and intractable weight gain is a frequent manifestation of craniopharyngioma, which is the most common cause... (more)
06/10/15 - News

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy can make testosterone levels normal in obese men, according to findings presented at the 2015 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. Researchers from Stanford University in California reported that after undergoing this bariatric... (more)
06/10/15 - News

Bariatric surgery markedly reduces excess weight and BMI in Hispanics, according to the findings of a study presented by investigators from Montefiore Health System at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2015. Although bariatric surgery has been established... (more)

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06/10/15 - Research
Insulin sensitivity and surgery
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) can lead to remission of type 2 diabetes along with weight loss, according to a study ‘Enhanced insulin signaling in human skeletal muscle and adipose tissue following gastric bypass surgery.’, in the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and... (more)
05/10/15 - Research
Robotically assisted SADI
Researchers from the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain, have unveiled a novel technique - SADI (single anastomosis duodenoileal bypass-sleeve). via totally intracorporeal robotically assisted SADI using five ports and a liver retractor. In their paper, ‘Robotically Assisted Single... (more)
05/10/15 - Policy
SAGES DaVinci review
A review of the DaVinci Surgical System (Intuitive Surgical) by the SAGES daVinci Safety and Effectiveness Subcommittee has found that a robotic approach to bariatric surgery can facilitate hand-sewn gastro-jejunal (GJ) creation that offers several advantages to the bariatric surgeon compared to... (more)
05/10/15 - Research
HIPER-1 Study
Obesity and type 2 diabetes are increasing in prevalence worldwide, to such proportions that it can only be described as an epidemic. Medication and life style changes which include diet and exercise remain as the cornerstones of type 2 diabetes treatment. However; the long-term success rates of... (more)
02/10/15 - Research
Surgery and cancer
A study evaluating the effects of bariatric surgery on obese women most at risk for cancer has found that the bariatric surgery eliminated precancerous uterine growths in those that had them. Other effects included substantial weight loss, improving patients' physical quality of life (QoL),... (more)
02/10/15 - Policy
National Obesity Summit (NOS)
As reported on the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) website, in September 2015, representatives from 35 major health and medical organizations, including the American Diabetes Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Heart Association (AHA),... (more)