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Charity Will Pay For Teen's Bariatric Surgery

By | Tue, 12/31/2013 - 12:46

Online donations will allow a teenage girl to undergo bariatric surgery to treat a form of morbid obesity that arises when a part of the brain that is responsible for metabolic balance is damaged.

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Bariatric Surgery Death Rate Linked To Delayed, Denied Insurance Coverage

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 11:35

Patients who are approved for bariatric surgery may suffer from delayed or denied insurance approval, while those who undergo surgery may experience weight loss that's dependent on their type of coverage.

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Weight Loss Surgery Linked To Premature Birth

By | Tue, 11/12/2013 - 18:30

Children are more likely to be born prematurely if their mother previously underwent a weight-loss procedure.

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Weight-Loss Surgery More Effective Than Diet And Exercise For Obese

By | Wed, 10/23/2013 - 21:00

Obese patients who underwent weight-loss surgery lost more weight than those who only dieted and exercised, had better outcomes in terms of obesity-related disease, and reported a better overall quality of life.

Many States Won't Cover Weight-Loss Surgery Under Obamacare Plans

Many States Won't Cover Weight-Loss Surgery Under Obamacare Plans

By | Mon, 05/27/2013 - 16:33

Seeking to keep premiums low under Obamacare, many plans offered to the uninsured won't cover weight-loss surgery.

Lisa Lampanelli Comedian 106 Pounds

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli Lost 106 Pounds After Bariatric Surgery

By | Fri, 05/10/2013 - 00:20

Lisa Lampanelli reveals that she lost a whopping 106 pounds since her bariatric surgery last April, thanks to elective gastric-sleeve surgery.

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Weight Loss Surgery May Lead to Bone Loss

By | Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:56

New research on bariatric surgery suggests that it may lead to bone loss in some patients.

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Weight-loss Surgery Cuts Diabetes Risk By 87 Percent

By | Thu, 08/23/2012 - 11:34

In a study that involved more than 1,500 patients, researchers discovered bariatric surgery not only sustained weight loss in obese men and women, but also lowered their rate of developing type 2 diabetes.

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Weight Loss Surgery Does Not Lead to Broken Bones

By | Tue, 08/07/2012 - 08:45

Bariatric surgery doesn't increase the risk of broken bones, at least not in the first five years after the surgery, a new study says.