Bariatric surgery patients are at increased risk of nutritional deficiencies that can result in the devastating effects of metabolic bone disease. Endocrinologist Susan Williams, RD, MD, MS, discusses her recommendations for preoperative screening and interventions to normalize nutritional and bone indices prior to 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.
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.
Candidates for ablation for symptomatic atrial fibrillation who have severe obesity should be considered for bariatric surgery prior to ablation, a new study suggests.
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A large matched-cohort study in patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity finds that metabolic surgery confers significant improvements in all prespecified events plus marked reductions in weight, HbA1c, and use of diabetes and cardiovascular medications.
The annual conference, which takes place in Cleveland and Baton Rouge, provide clinicians the latest on the science and treatment of obesity and its comorbidities.
New details are helping researchers understand precisely why bariatric surgery is associated with a lower risk of CV diseases and events.
A new study found bariatric surgery protects patients who experience heart attacks or strokes. Dr. Ali Aminian, MD, explains.
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.
Even five years after bariatric surgery, bone turnover markers are very high. An expert explains critical diet-related needs following a bariatric surgery to ensure bone and kidney health.