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Renowned Experts to Share Early Insights Into Why Bariatric Surgery Improves Type 2 Diabetes for Many Patients
Date:6/24/2011

ARS and other highlights of ongoing research into the physiological effects of bariatric surgery on diabetes, the briefing will address who bariatric surgery is best suited for and the real-world application of surgical interventions for people with type 2 diabetes.

EES will host the briefing on Friday, June 24, from 7-8 a.m. PST in the Gran Turismo room at the Keating Hotel in San Diego, Calif. In addition to Dr. Grossman, the session will also feature Mark Ortiz, a principal engineer with Ethicon Endo-Surgery and founding member of the Metabolic Applied Research Strategy (MARS).

About Ethicon Endo-Surgery

Ethicon Endo-Surgery develops and markets advanced medical devices for minimally invasive and open surgical procedures, focusing on procedure-enabling devices for the interventional diagnosis and treatment of conditions in general and bariatric surgery, as well as gastrointestinal health, gynecology and surgical oncology. For more information, visit www.ethiconendosurgery.com.

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(2) Buchwald H. Consensus conference statement – Bariatric surgery for morbid obesity: Health implications for patients, health professionals, and third-party payers. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 2005; 1:371-381.

(3) S Chikunguw et al. “Durable Resolution of Diabetes after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Associated with Maintenance of Weight Loss.” SOARD. 200

(4) Dixon, JB et al. Adjustable Gastric Banding and Conventional Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2008; 299 (3): 316-323.

(5) Poirier P et al. “Bariatric Surgery and Cardiovascular Risk Factors: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association.” Circulation 2011 Apr 19;123
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