Bariatric

Dr-Acevez Tragic Accident Takes the Life of Renowned Mexicali Bariatric Surgeon - It is with great regret that Mexicali Medical Guide reports the passing of Dr. Jose Alberto Aceves Diaz, one of the most renowned and experienced bariatric specialists at Almater Hospital, Mexicali, Mexico. Dr. Aceves died in a tragic plane accident Sunday, June 22, 2014. Shortly after take-off, the plane, piloted by Dr. Aceves fell into the sea, killing Dr. Aceves, his co-pilot, and another passenger. Fortunately, the three other passengers, including Dr. Aceves’ son, Alberto Aceves, were able to swim to shore and survived, although some with injuries.
Bariatric Surgery, Weight-Loss Bariatric (Weight-Loss) Surgery - For some people, rigorous exercise and a healthy diet are not enough to lose the necessary weight required to be considered healthy and at an acceptable BMI (Body Mass Index). People with a BMI of greater than 40 (extremely obese) or a BMI of 35-40 (obese) presenting with others symptoms such as heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol or obstructive sleep apnea are the typical candidates for the various types of Bariatric Surgery.  In some special cases people with a BMI of 30-34  may qualify for surgery if they present with some serious weight-related health problems, as determined by a physician.  Additionally, a potential bariatric patient must meet other important medical and Read more...
MMG_SafeBariatricSurgery_391x269 Safe Bariatric Surgery in Mexico - Obesity can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Worse still, it can be life threatening, which for many obese people was an inescapable fact of life until recent times, despite their best efforts at dieting and exercising. Today however, thanks to Bariatric Surgeries including Lap-Band, Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, and Duodenal Switch, losing weight has become easier and faster than ever. The only reason these procedures are not more common in North America is that they are very expensive, and most patients in want or need of them have no choice but to pay out of pocket since they are not typically covered by health insurance. Thankfully though, there is another option. Read more...
Type II Diabetes Can bariatric surgery help control Type 2 diabetes? - The link between type 2 diabetes and obesity is strong and bariatric surgery can result in substantial weight loss.  Hence, it would not be surprising that bariatric surgery would reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes. Nonetheless, a recent study out of Sweden, demonstrated a remarkable benefit beyond expectations.  Investigators followed over 3,000 obese people without diabetes for a period of 15 years.  They found that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes was 83% lower in those who received bariatric surgery as compared to those that did not. While there are various different types of bariatric surgery, they are all intended to limit the absorption of calories in the Read more...
Bariatric Updated Guidelines: Sleeve Gastrectomy No Longer Investigational - According to new guidelines cosponsored by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and The Obesity Society, the Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure, an effective form of bariatric surgery, should no longer be considered investigational Since 2008, the last update to the guidelines, studies have demonstrated that the sleeve gastrectomy procedure results in comparable total weight loss  to that achieved with gastric banding and gastric bypass, stated Adrienne Youdim, MD, of Cedars-Sinai Weight Loss Center in Los Angeles, and colleagues who wrote the updated guideline that were published in the March 2013 issue of Obesity. Dr. Youdim was quoted in MedPage Today saying that sleeve Read more...
weight-loss3 The Health Risks of Obesity - Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic issue; it’s a very serious health issue as well.  It is possible that you are here today reading this because you are, or have been, concerned about your physical appearance. Yet, losing weight isn’t just about looking better, it is about feeling better; being healthy and living a productive and enjoyable life.  Additionally, it is about avoiding the serious health consequences of carrying around too much weight. There is mounting evidence demonstrating that overweight people have an increased risk of developing serious health problems, such as cardiac disease, stroke, diabetes, various types of cancer, gout (joint pain caused by excess uric acid), and gallbladder disease, among others.  Additionally, being Read more...
Bariatric Bariatric (Weight-Loss) Surgeries - Bariatric Surgery (aka Weight-Loss Surgery) consists of a variety of surgeries that are performed on obese patients.  The weight loss results from reducing the size of the stomach either by implants or the removal of portions of the stomach and/or other parts of the digestive tract. Gastric Bypass Surgery The gastric bypass is the most commonly performed operation for weight loss. One of biggest advancements in gastric bypass surgeries has been the use of the laparoscope which has reduced the surgical opening to only several tiny incisions. This minimally invasive technique has greatly reduced the risks of infection, wound healing time and the occurrence of post-surgical hernias as compared with Read more...