GUEST POST: I am currently in Rio de Janeiro, speaking at the 21st World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders – IFSO 2016. As Lee Kaplan from Harvard University reminded the audience, obesity is a disease of energy homeostasis, where everything seems to be
It does appear, and now it has been confirmed, that there has been an increase in revisions after bariatric surgery. Why? How many? What have been the outcomes? How can we prevent poor outcomes? These questions and are more were discussed at a recent obesity summit. It’s important that we look at failed outcomes
I was never asked to consider a sleeve as an option when I had my surgery almost 7 years ago. I did however go on to meet several sleeve patients at one of my support group meetings and we discussed the differences in the surgical option and wondered what differences we might encounter longer term.
GUEST FEATURE: We have a global epidemic in our midst. All over the world, people are blurting out things that they know are wrong. The latest, startling example comes from the UK National Health Service (NHS) in North Yorkshire. Last week, local administrators announced plans for explicit weight discrimination in healthcare.
My feature on ‘slider foods’ caused quite a stir (see here). So many of you wrote to say how easy it was to slip into the habits of old and allow these kind of foods to take over again after surgery – and how much you regretted it but were pleased to now see