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Risky obesity surgery

Bariatric surgery, or surgery on the stomach or small bowel in order to control weight is becoming very popular amongst the ever increasing population of obese people, despite high risks of complications. Rehospitalization is a common occurrence after such procedures as stomach stapling, stomach banding, and gastric bypass, according to a recent study. While another study revealed that 1 in 10 men, and 1 in 20 women over 64 years old died within one year of their operation. However, obesity in itself has life rendering costs too, with an increased risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and sleep apnea, necessitating an effective screening and counselling process for people considering such extreme measures to lose weight.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Miami Herald.com

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About: Risky obesity surgery

Date: 19 October 2005

Source: The Miami Herald.com

Author: Jacob Goldstein

URL: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/12937229.htm

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Surgery
  • Surgery and stomach stapling
  • Surgery and stomach banding
  • Surgery and gastric bypass
  • Surgery and bariatric surgery
  • Surgery and the stomach
  • Surgery and obesity
  • Surgery and small bowel
  • Surgery and weight loss
  • Surgery and morbidly obese
  • Surgery and risks
  • Surgery and death
  • Surgery and complications
  • Surgery and high blood pressure
  • Surgery and diabetes
  • Surgery and sleep apnea
  • Surgery and morbidity
  • Surgery and mortality
  • Cause of surgical complications
  • Cause of complications
  • Cause of high blood pressure
  • Cause of diabetes
  • Cause of sleep apnea
  • Side effects
  • Side effects and stomach stapling
  • Side effects and stomach banding
  • Side effects and gastric bypass
  • Side effects and bariatric surgery
  • Side effects and weight loss

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