bariatric surgery

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August 27, 2019

Bariatric surgery is an approach to treat obesity, but is it appropriate for obese teens?  Dr. Judy Chen, an UW Medicine bariatric surgeon, explains that many factors are worth considering to determine whether a person is a good candidate.

August 27, 2019

[Editor's note: The patient, who is starting college, asked that her last name not be published.]

September 27, 2018

Rationale is disappearing for surgery to be the conventional medical response to cases of uncomplicated appendicitis.

October 3, 2017

12 years – that’s how long benefits persist from the Roux-en-Y gastric-bypass weight-loss surgery, according to results of a multi-site U.S.

JAMA and JAMA Surgery have published studies reporting postoperative experiences of bariatric-surgery patients.

Bariatric surgery should be considered a standard option for many patients with type 2 diabetes who continue to have poorly controlled blood glucose levels despite changing their diets, increasing physical activity, and taking medication.

New research suggests that bariatric surgery (also known as obesity surgery) may be much more effective than an intensive lifestyle/medication intervention at reversing type 2 diabetes in patients with only mild-to-moderate obesity.

A Weight Loss Management Program opened today, July 15, at UW Medical Center-Roosevelt in Seattle.

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