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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... (more)

26/05/16 - News

Patients who had a BMI30-40 lost nearly 7 percent of their weight, on average, after using the Obalon 6-Month Balloon System (Obalon Therapeutics), according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2016. They also significantly improved in other health indicators... (more)
26/05/16 - News

The race for free and global digital access to information is over with the internet, mobile phones and Google Search addressing the issue of “just in time” problem solving through access to relevant literature, images, and video search results.
26/05/16 - News

Dr Rudolf Steffen is a bariatric and metabolic surgeon at the Hirslanden Klinik Beau-Site in Bern, Switzerland, one of the leading centres in the country for bariatric and metabolic surgery. Since 2003, he has performed more than 3,000 banded bypass operations and has recently... (more)

Overstitch revision surgery


Dumping syndrome is a common postoperative complication of gastric surgery procedures. The syndrome is class-divided in early and late dumping....

23/05/16 - News

European Obesity Day 2016, which took place on May 21, has helped to considerably increase awareness of obesity and the benefits of bariatric surgery. The annual event, which takes place on the third Saturday in May, is organised by the European Association for the Study of... (more)
23/05/16 - News

In the final part of his interview, Dr Robert Rutledge outlines why it is important that surgeons recognise the unique characteristics of the MGB and the Carbajo one-anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB), why he is working to standardise the operation hoping to help surgeons learn... (more)
22/05/16 - News

In the second part of his interview, Dr Robert Rutledge discusses some of the misunderstandings and criticisms of the MGB, specifically the fear of cancer and bile reflux gastritis and oesophagitis…

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22/05/16 - Research
Mini-Gastric Bypass
In the second part of his interview, Dr Robert Rutledge discusses some of the misunderstandings and criticisms of the MGB, specifically the fear of cancer and bile reflux gastritis and oesophagitis… “While there is no question that when we do the Billroth II loop, there is an increase in bile in... (more)
21/05/16 - Research
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... (more)
16/05/16 - Research
Gastric bypass partnership
A US-Ireland partnership has been awarded over £2 million to investigate the effectiveness of gastric bypass surgery. The research will specifically aim to identify if long-term weight loss from gastric bypass is due solely to changes in appetite and food choices, or if it is also associated with... (more)
13/05/16 - Industry
Product update
TransEntrix has announced that the FDA has sent the company a Not Substantially Equivalent (NSE) letter for the company's SurgiBot system, meaning the company may have submit a new 510(k) submission. The company said that it expects to have further discussions with the FDA, but currently believes... (more)
12/05/16 - Research
Access to care
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... (more)
12/05/16 - Research
Stretta Registry
Mederi Therapeutics has announced a new multi-centre registry that will study the benefit of Stretta Therapy as a treatment option in patients who experience gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG). The study, entitled "Examining the Benefit of RF Treatment... (more)