Severely obese patients must put forward their own case for weight-loss surgery in the latest round of NHS cuts in the UK. Panels of NHS officials will have to approve individual patients case by case as the health service faces increasing pressure to save money. The move comes despite guidance from the National Institute for
Until recently, most hospitals offered three surgical weight loss options: gastric bypass surgery, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric band surgery. But now there’s a new, reversible procedure that provides an alternative for patients struggling with obesity. Called the vBloc Neurometabolic Therapy System, this weight-loss option is different from other popular bariatric surgeries in that
The latest mid-winter Bariatric Cookery Newsletter is now out and has some great healthy and comforting recipe ideas for bariatric-friendly food. It also has some ideas on how to combat the usual New Year diet madness and some pointers for moving positively through the coming months for successful weight-loss, maintenance and handling regain.
GUEST POST: Although the Roux-en Y gastric laparoscopic bypass is associated with long-term weight loss, some patients will regain weight due to an enlarged pouch and/or stoma . In an interview with Bariatric News, Dr Jan Willem Greve from the Zuyderland Medical Center Heerlen and Dutch Obesity Clinic South, The Netherlands, discusses the reasons
I’ve never quite understood why if you go ahead with surgery, often jumping all the hoops in order to qualify and then have it done, you would skip those very special appointments for after-care post-surgery. Yet I am told this happens more often than you would believe or predict. If you’re pre-op and thinking it