Through collaboration, the Center for Quantitative Metabolic Research will help improve Cleveland Clinic’s standing as a leader for Type 2 diabetes and obesity research.
New Guidelines Broaden Patients’ Eligibility for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
An international panel of experts has issued new evidence-based guidelines that call for dramatically expanding patients’ eligibility for metabolic and bariatric surgery, including recommending that children and adolescents with obesity be considered for weight-loss surgery under certain conditions. The standards significantly lower the body mass index threshold at which surgery should be considered.
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents Is Effective but Underutilized
“When paired with comprehensive management, metabolic and bariatric surgery has a track record as a safe and effective intervention for treating obesity,” says Roy Kim, MD, Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Be Well Kids Center.
Bariatric Surgery Substantially Lowers Risk of Obesity-Related Cancers
Bariatric surgery, the most effective current treatment for patients with obesity, can significantly reduce many adult patients’ risks of developing and dying from obesity-related cancers, a new study led by Cleveland Clinic researchers has found.
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Liver Steatosis in Type 2 Diabetes is a Predictor of Improved Glycemic Outcomes after Bariatric Surgery
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients with co-morbid fatty liver disease who undergo gastric bypass surgery are more likely to experience long-term diabetes remission than are T2D patients without fatty liver, according to a large retrospective analysis by Cleveland Clinic researchers.
New App Shows Patients Individualized Health Risks, With and Without Bariatric Surgery
A new Cleveland Clinic-developed risk calculator helps patients with obesity and Type 2 diabetes understand and discuss with their physician the long-term risks of mortality and cardiovascular and renal morbidity, with and without bariatric surgery, allowing for a more informed treatment decision.
Bariatric Surgeons Collaborate with Endocrinologists and Diabetes Specialists to Optimize Outcomes
Obesity is a complex condition with many comorbidities. At Cleveland Clinic, bariatric surgeons and endocrinologists collaborate to optimize weight loss outcomes, as well as pre- and postoperative nutrition. In this article, Drs. Ali Aminian and Sangeeta Kashyap discuss their collaboration.
STAMPEDE Subanalysis Shows Cardiovascular Benefits After Bariatric Surgery
New details are helping researchers understand precisely why bariatric surgery is associated with a lower risk of CV diseases and events.
Bariatric Surgery Patients Fare Better After Heart Attacks and Strokes
A new study found bariatric surgery protects patients who experience heart attacks or strokes. Dr. Ali Aminian, MD, explains.
Why Sleeve Gastrectomy Has Become the Most Common Bariatric Surgical Procedure
A look at a comprehensive new review of data showing SG may be safer and provide some additional metabolic advantages over RYGB. Dr. Ali Aminian explains the findings.