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Tennessee's New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery Launches Comprehensive Website Reaching out to Sufferers of Morbid Obesity

The New Life Center, a Knoxville, Tennessee bariatric surgery facility, is announcing the launch of a state-of-the-art new website designed to mirror the comprehensive approach it takes to help people fight morbid obesity. Using video, step-by-step guides to the weight loss surgery process, and...

Houston Northwest Medical Center's Bariatric Program Rated Top 15% in the Nation by HealthGrades

HOUSTON, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study from HealthGrades, an independent healthcare ratings organization, finds that Houston Northwest Medical Center has received a Five-Star Rating and has been rated among the top 15% of hospitals nationwide for Bariatric Surgery in 2009...

Study: Bariatric surgery patients have 67 percent lower chance of complications at top hospitals

Golden, CO (July 28, 2009) The HealthGrades Fourth Annual Bariatric Surgery Trends in American Hospitals Study released today identifies 88 hospitals as "best" performers (five-star rated), with mortality rates, complication rates and patient lengths of stay that are dramatically lower than poor...

RecoverCare and MedaSTAT USA to Merge, Creating Leading Provider of Wound Care and Bariatric Treatment Solutions for Acute and Post-Acute Care Markets

RADNOR, Pa. and LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RecoverCare, LLC, and MedaSTAT USA, LLC, both privately held companies, today announced the signing of definitive agreements under which the two companies will combine in a merger-of-equals transaction led by private ...

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Expert, Dr. Paul Cirangle, Speaks at Annual American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Meeting

San Francisco bariatric surgeon, Paul Cirangle, was honored as a key speaker at the annual meeting for the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the preeminent organization for weight loss surgeons and bariatric allied health care providers. He spoke at three courses to ...

BariatrivTV.com Educates and Entertains Weight Loss Surgery Patients with Coverage of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Meeting

In their continuing effort to educate and entertain pre and post operative weight loss surgery patients, BariatricTV.com provided video taped coverage of the 2009 ASMBS meeting. Coverage consisted of interviews with various provider of products and service to the bariatric community as well as an...

Interest in the Bariatric Advantage Chewy Bites and Other New Products is at an All-Time High at the ASMBS Conference

Bariatric Advantage, a Division of Catalina Lifesciences, could barely keep up with demand to sample and learn about their new products at the ASMBS conference. The Company located in Booth #1011 had 20-30 healthcare professionals throughout the entire day. Dallas, TX ...

Bariatric Advantage Will Be in Attendance at the 26th Annual American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in Dallas, Texas

Bariatric Advantage, a Division of Catalina Lifesciences, will be attending the ASMBS conference for the seventh (7th) consecutive year and will be located in Booth #1011. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2009 -- Bariatric Advantage , a Division of Catalina Lifesciences, wi...

Guidelines Enhance Safety for Bariatric Surgery Patients

HOUSTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinical guidelines illustrating the safest ways to manage a bariatric surgery patient during the periods before and after the procedure were presented today at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 18th Annual Meeting & Clinica...

Patients Had Fewer Infection Rates, Fewer Complications at Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery(R), According to HealthCore Study

Surge in number of facilities offering weight loss surgery, more people choosing laparoscopic surgery WILMINGTON, Del., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical centers offering surgical weight loss programs have increased dramatically over the past few years, and it's more important than ever to kno...

Dallas-Fort Worth Bariatric Surgeon Earns Top Honors from Two National Medical Organizations

Dr. David Kim, a bariatric weight loss surgeon in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area, has been named by the American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery as a Fellow of the ASMBS and one of America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. (Vocus) April 17, 2...

Chicago-area ASBS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Provides Personalized Care Like No Other Weight-Loss Surgery Program

EVERGREEN PARK, Ill., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In the eight years since its inception, the Little Company of Mary Bariatric Surgery Center in Evergreen Park, Illinois, has developed a strong reputation for personalized care. Tony M. Romeo, R.N., CNOR, CRNFA, the bariatric surgery program coordinat...

Study shows potential for resolving type 2 diabetes with bariatric surgery

New York, March 3, 2009 As the incidence of obesity-induced type 2 diabetes mellitus continues to increase worldwide, medical research indicates that surgery to reduce obesity can completely eliminate all manifestations of diabetes. In a study published in the March 2009 issue of The American Jo...

BLIS™ Announces Alliance with Surgical Review Corporation to Offer Surgical Complication Insurance Coverage for Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Designees

BLIS™ reaches agreement with the leading organization that designates Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence to offer designees exclusive access to a unique, valuable insurance product, covering surgeons performing elective surgery. Portland, OR (PRWEB) February ...

Dallas – Fort Worth Bariatric Surgeon Dr. David Kim One of Few in America Selected to Perform New Weight Loss Surgery Procedure

Dr. David D. Kim was chosen by Ethicon Endo-Surgery (a Johnson & Johnson company), the makers of REALIZE™ Adjustable Gastric Band, to be among the first bariatric surgeons in the U.S. to treat morbidly obese patients with the next generation of its distinctive surgical weight loss metho...

Choosing a Highly-Trained Bariatric Surgeon Crucial as Surgical Weight Loss Procedures Rise and Less-Qualified Doctors Flood the Market

In response to the growing consumer demand for weight loss surgery, the number of physicians performing these procedures has also skyrocketed, enabling unqualified doctors to infiltrate the industry. Selecting a board-certified surgeon who is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery ...

Board-Certified Bariatric Surgeon, Trace Curry, MD Places First Next-Generation Ethicon Endo-Surgery REALIZE™ Adjustable Gastric Band-C in Ohio

Board-Certified Bariatric Surgeon, Trace Curry, MD Places First Next-Generation Ethicon Endo-Surgery REALIZE™ Adjustable Gastric Band-C in Ohio Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) December 15, 2008 -- Dr. Trace Curry was the first surgeon in Ohio to surgically place the first ...

Board-Certified Bariatric Surgeon, Trace Curry, MD Places First Next-Generation Ethicon Endo-Surgery REALIZE™ Adjustable Gastric Band-C in Ohio

Board-Certified Bariatric Surgeon, Trace Curry, MD Places First Next-Generation Ethicon Endo-Surgery REALIZE™ Adjustable Gastric Band-C in Ohio Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) December 15, 2008 -- Dr. Trace Curry was the first surgeon in Ohio to surgically place the first ...

St. Louis Bariatric Surgeon Amps Up the Fight against Morbid Obesity with New Website

Dr. Van L. Wagner with Heart of America Bariatrics, LLC is continuing the fight against morbid obesity by expanding his reach to the community and around the world with an educational, state-of-the-art new website. www.hoab.org incorporates many of the newest and most innovative web tools. ...

Physical activity after bariatric surgery improves weight loss, quality of life

PROVIDENCE, RI A new study by researchers from The Miriam Hospital's Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine suggests increased physical activity after bariatric surgery can yield better postoperative outcomes. According to the study, published online by the journal Obesity , previous...

New National Patient and Surgeon Surveys Show Post-Surgical Care Critical to Optimal Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

Compliant Patients Lose 35% More Weight and Have Better Quality of Life, Surgeons View Follow-Up Care as Important as Surgery Itself GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Those patients who were most compliant with surgeon recommendations after bariatric surgery lost 35 percent more w...

Focus 28 Begins Shipping Next Generation Line of Meal Replacements and Food Supplements for Bariatric Patients

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus 28, Inc. announced today that it has started shipping Bariatric RX, its new next generation line of meal replacements and nutritional supplements designed to meet the specific nutritional needs of bariatric patients. According to the company, Bari...

Dr. Joel Aronowitz, Specialist in Los Angeles Body Lift, Announces Plastic Surgery Options After Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss

http://www.aronowitzmd.com [Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon], Dr. Joel Aronowitz, has respected experience in plastic surgery procedures for post bariatric weight loss patients. Special consideration may be necessary for these patients' health and wellness. Dr. Aronowitz and staff have an establ...

ASGE issues guidelines on the role of endoscopy in the bariatric surgery patient

OAK BROOK, Ill. July 25, 2008 The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has issued guidelines on the role of endoscopy in the bariatric surgery patient. The rising prevalence of obesity in the United States and the success in surgical interventions led to a marked increase in t...

Hill-Rom Innovative TotalCare(R) Bariatric Plus Therapy System Receives Gold Medical Device Excellence Award

BATESVILLE, Ind., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC ) has received a Gold 2008 Medical Device Excellence Award for the TotalCare(R) Bariatric Plus therapy system. The award recognizes excellence in medical device engineering and design. This is the second year in a row that...

Highmark Blue Shield and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Name Area Hospitals as 2008 Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Care

CAMP HILL, Pa., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) has designated seven area hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) for Bariatric Care for 2008. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the total number of bariatric surge...

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Name Area Hospitals as 2008 Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Care

PITTSBURGH, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) has designated six area hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) for Bariatric Care for 2008. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the total number of bariatric surgeries i...

Probiotics Help Adult Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

The 'good bacteria' also boost gastrointestinal functioning, study found THURSDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- A hefty dose of probiotics -- the "good" bacteria found in yogurts and supplements -- helps adult gastric-bypass patients lose even more weight, researchers are reporting. T...

Raintree Systems Launches the First Integrated Practice Management and Electronic Medical Records Application Within the Bariatric Surgery Industry

TEMECULA, Calif., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Raintree Systems, Inc., a national provider of integrated healthcare technology, practice management, and electronic medical records solutions, releases the first single solution practice management and electronic medical record product for Bariatric S...

Veteran Bariatric Surgeon Expands Services to Solano County

VALLEJO, Calif., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally recognized bariatric surgeon John Husted, M.D., is now seeing patients in Solano County. A native Californian and third generation physician, Dr. Husted received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and hi...

MFA Division of Bariatric Surgery Named Center of Excellence for High-Quality Care In Bariatric Surgery

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) Division of Bariatric Surgery announced today that it has been named an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. The ASMBS...

1 in 5 bariatric surgery candidates not psychologically cleared for surgery

Providence, RI A new study by Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University researchers reported that 18 percent of 500 candidates for bariatric surgery did not receive the initial psychiatric clearance for the surgery. The study is the first to examine the reliability of decisions to clear candidat...

Complications Resulting From Bariatric Surgery Vary With HealthGrades Ratings

Bariatric surgery is also known as weight-loss surgery, obesity surgery and gastric-bypass surgery. In- hospital bariatric surgery complications //include respiratory, bleeding and cardiac problems. The mortality rate as per records is 2 per 1000. HealthGrades, a leading healthcare ratings c...

NewYork-Presbyterian Receives Highest Accreditation for Bariatric Surgery

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has accredited NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital as a Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) hospital with the highest possible designation (1A),// in recognition of the Hospital's ability to offer patients the best care available. The top-level designation is a ...

Medical Center Recognized for Excellence in Bariatric Surgery

The Mount Sinai Medical Center has been named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS).// This new designation recognizes the safety, efficiency and overall positive surgical results of the bariatric surgical team at Mount Sinai. The hospi...

Hill-Rom Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

...c investments we have made to diversify our business into respiratory care, bariatric and advanced wound management rental, and into health IT." Soderber...mproved 490 basis points, due primarily to the success of our new wound and bariatric products and significant cost improvements within the field service network...

Ten Professional Societies Join Forces to Develop Obesity Medicine Certification Examination

...Gastroenterological Association, American Heart Association, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, American Society for Metabolic and bariatric Surgery, American Society for Nutrition and The Endocrine Society. For further information regarding the OMPC examination program, please cont...

RecoverCare and MedaSTAT USA Complete Transaction

...e, LLC, is a leading distributor of wound care and bariatric equipment and solutions to the acute and long term...ecoverCare RecoverCare distributes wound care, bariatric and safe patient-handling equipment and solutions ...nes include therapeutic mattresses for wound care, bariatric equipment for care of obese patients, specialty be...

Study Finds Weight-Loss Surgery Safer Than Thought

... July 29 (HealthDay News) -- For those considering bariatric surgery to combat significant obesity, a new study...y rates have risen, so, too, has the popularity of bariatric surgery. Although it is a major surgical procedure...everyone. "If you're five or 10 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery isn't for you," said Dr. Malcolm K. Robins...

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Holds Metabolic Surgery Scientific Forum Featuring Research By Top Scientists

...eeting of the American Society for Metabolic & bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) where four leading researchers sha...lip Schauer*, MD, Director of the Cleveland Clinic bariatric and Metabolic Institute. Other participants includ...ting research into the underlying metabolic effect bariatric surgery has on co-morbid conditions, such as Type ...
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