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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...

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Bariatric in Medical Technology

First Patient of NOTES Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Study Successfully Treated With Ethicon Endo-Surgery Devices

...asive 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. Ethicon Endo-Surgery is actively leading the development of NOT...

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Studies Presented at DDW Demonstrate Potential of Pure NOTES Surgery With Company's Toolbox

...asive 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. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., is actively leading the development...

FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Approval of the SEDASYS(R) System

...asive 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. More information can be found at www.ethiconendo.com . (C)20...

Complications and Costs for Obesity Surgery Declining

...n patients who have obesity surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, declined 21 percent between 2002 and 2006... to hospitals dropped by as much as 13 percent for bariatric surgery patients during that time period, in part ...missions. The study, "Recent Improvements in bariatric Surgery Outcomes," to be published in the May 2009...

Fort Worth Surgeon Chosen as Investigator in Clinical Trial for Weight-Loss Device

...FACOS and Fort Worth LAP-BAND(R) Dr. Smith has been an advanced laparoscopic surgeon for 13 years, and in 2002 he started performing laparoscopic bariatric surgery. After seeing the great success of his patients, Dr. Smith chose the LAP-BAND(R) procedure for himself. In 2004, he opened Fort Worth LAP-BAND...

Plastic Surgeons Warn of Malnutrition in Body Contouring Patients

...Because of reduced calorie intake for massive weight loss patients, they are highly susceptible to malnutrition, the study observed. At one year after bariatric surgery, most patients' food intake remains at about 1,000 calories per day, not even close to meeting standard recommendations regarding calories and...

Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center Selected to Conduct Clinical Trial for Device to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

... 32nd Street and IH-35, St. David's Medical Center provides comprehensive care with special expertise in neurology and neurosurgery, cardiac services, bariatric surgery, orthopedics, maternity and newborn services and rehabilitation. The medical center includes St. David's Hospital (acute care) and St. David's...

Novare Announces Successful Series of Single Port Lap Band Procedures With RealHand(R) High Dexterity Instruments

...Teixeira, Chief, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center completes his 12th Single Port Lap-Band(R) Procedure; bariatric patients now benefiting from 'hidden scar' procedure CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Novare Surgical Systems announced the successful com...

Device Blocking Stomach Nerve Signals Shows Promise in Obesity

... the goal is to find a less drastic alternative to bariatric surgery that will still yield significant weight loss. bariatric surgery techniques include "banding" -- placement ...eight loss through vagal blockade as compared with bariatric surgery. The findings published this month are pro...

Pivotal Study Shows Physician/Nurse Teams Using SEDASYS(TM) System Reduced Risk of Over Sedation With Propofol

...asive 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. More information can be found at http://www.ethiconendo.com . About...
Bariatric in Medical Products

5107 Bariatric Physician's Scale®

Description: The low-profile 5107 Bariatric Stand-On Scale is designed to accommodate patients up to 1000 lbs, while typical physicians scales only weigh up to 300 lbs. It weighs accurately regardless of floor surface, or patients position on the scale. The platform is stable and low profile only 1 1/4 inch...
Company:Scale-Tronix, Inc.

5702 Bariatric Stand-On Scale

Description: The 5702 is a heavy-duty, stainless steel, 1,000 lb/445 kg capacity scale built for the special needs of bariatric patients. An extra-large, ultra-low stable platform and wraparound handrail assure ease and security. The scale automatically returns to zero after each patient weighing, allowing you ...
Company:Scale-Tronix, Inc.

EC+ Extra Care Bariatric Bed

Description: EC+ Extra Care Bariatric Bed...
Company:Gendron, Inc.

Maxi Rest Bariatric Bed

Description: Maxi Rest Deluxe Transport beds feature folding head end and foot end deck panels for ease of transport and storage. With the head end and foot end deck panels folded the overall length of the bed is reduced to approximately 67". This compact length makes storage, delivery and pick up a one person ...
Company:Gendron, Inc.

Maxi Rest Acute Care Bariatric Bed

Description: Maxi Rest Deluxe Transport beds feature folding head end and foot end deck panels for ease of transport and storage. With the head end and foot end deck panels folded the overall length of the bed is reduced to approximately 67". This compact length makes storage, delivery and pick up a one person ...
Company:Gendron, Inc.

Triflex™ II Bariatric Bed

Description: The Tri-Flex II system is a second generation healthcare patient support system that has the benefits of the original Tri-Flex system and multiple, updated support functions for increased comfort and ease of use....
Company:Hill-Rom Services, Inc.

Excel Care™ ES Bariatric Bed

Description: Excel Care ES bed is especially designed to make your bariatric patients feel comfortable and empowered, while protecting the caregivers who manage them. When caring for this population, even the most routine tasks pulling up in bed, turning, sitting, standing can be challenging to caregivers...
Company:Hill-Rom Services, Inc.

TotalCare® Bariatric Bed

Description: Caregiver safety. Patient dignity. A single solution. Hill-Rom engineers designed the TotalCare® Bariatric Bed to provide added safety where its needed. Its long list of features is engineered to help protect the caregiver and patient from injury, while improving staff efficiency. The bed fu...
Company:Hill-Rom Services, Inc.

Amsco® Power-Lift Bariatric Stirrups

Description: The new series of Steris Power-lift Stirrups incorporate all of the proven clinical benefits of Allen-style booted stirrups: maximum safety for the patient, ease of setup for your staff, impressive versatility, and optimal surgical site access....
Company:STERIS Corporation

Amsco® 3080/3085 SP™ Bariatric Table Extensions

Description: The new Amsco 3080/3085 SP Bariatric Table Extensions provide extraordinary patient weight and width capacity and expanded surgical capabilities for these industry-leading multi-purpose surgical tables. Eight modular extensions are rated for patients up to 1000 pounds, and are designed for secure a...
Company:STERIS Corporation

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Bariatric in Medical Definition

Body shaping

.... Contents 1 History 2 bariatric surgery 3 Body lifting 4 Potential... is on the rise in Europe as well. [3] bariatric surgery In response to a serious obesity crisis, medical science has devised a handful of bariatric (obesity treatment) surgeries, including gastric...
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Surgery

... surgery Rhodes RS, Biester TW. ... DALLAS -- bariatric surgery before pregnancy significantly improves an obese ... Children born after bariatric surgery accumulated belly fat at a significantly ... bariatric surgery is a group of weight loss surgery pr...

Orthopedics

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Morbid

...t morbid in the free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. morbid ... morbid - caused by or altered by or manifesting ... morbid ... bariatric Surgeons Medical Group offers Open and Laparoscopic Surgery for Morbid Obesity, for Weight Loss and Improved Health. ... Morbid Products " © 2...

Morbid obesity

...rom interested, qualified surgery candidates and bariatric surgery ... Frequently asked questions about morbid obesity , bariatric surgery and weight loss treatment options. ... ABOUT MORBID OBESITY QUALIFYING FOR. bariatric ... The term " morbid obesity " is often cri...

Gastric

...d intrahepatic ... Gastric cancer is able ... Stomaphyx (revisional bariatric surgery for gastric bypass patients) - Dr. Victor Gonzalez performs wid...formation on gastric bypass surgery also known as stomach stapling or bariatric surgery for weight loss. Includes complications, risks, the Roux-en-Y and...

Gastrectomy

...lly performed on extremely obese patients, with a body ... Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy : Details about the Lap Sleeve Gastrectomy , in which bariatric surgeon Dr. Dennis Smith specializes. ...

Gastric bypass

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Audiology

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Bariatric in Biological News

Pennsylvania Hospital recognized for excellence in bariatric surgery

PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania Hospital announced today that it has been named an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. The ASMBS Center of Excellence designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable ...

Probiotics help gastric-bypass patients lose weight more quickly, Stanford study shows

...rton had performed the procedure from 2006 to 2007. Patients were randomized into either a probiotic or a control group. Both groups received the same bariatric medical care and nutritional counseling, as well as the support of weight-loss study groups. Both groups also were allowed to consume yogurt, a natura...

Researchers uncover 'obesity gene' involved in weight gain response to high-fat diet

...out 500 percent more of the gene in their fat cells than did normal mice. Mehta and colleagues have assembled a team that includes an endocrinologist, bariatric surgeon and molecular biologist to examine human fat tissue from obese and lean patients to see if levels of PKC beta are elevated in obese humans, as...

Robotic surgery lowers risk of a rare but serious complication of gastric bypass

...he robotic technique offers numerous advantages to bariatric surgeons, and these advantages may play a role in ...ot, this additional challenge is minimized and the bariatric surgeon can suture the area between the stomach an...th confidence." Wilson, medical director of the bariatric surgery program at Memorial Hermann TMC, said ano...

Weight-loss surgery can cut cancer risk

...n French . Montreal, 19 June 2008 Successful bariatric surgery allows morbidly obese patients to lose up ...al Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & bariatric Surgery. The researchers compared 1,035 morbidly obese patients who underwent bariatric surgery at the MUHC between 1986 and 2002 with 5,7...

New technique determines the number of fat cells remains constant in all body types

...t whether the number of fat cells changes under extreme conditions such as drastic weight loss by radical reduction in caloric intake, such as through bariatric surgery. The treatment resulted in a significant decrease in BMI and fat cell volume; however, it did not reduce the number of fat cells two years aft...

BMI criteria for obesity surgery should be lowered, UT Southwestern researcher suggests

... (BMI) and cardiovascular disease as it relates to bariatric surgery criteria, said Dr. Edward Livingston, chai...ended weight and is considered morbidly obese. bariatric weight-loss surgery is currently recommended for p...re obese but not morbidly obese could benefit from bariatric surgery, which can help reduce cardiovascular dise...

For super-obese patients, duodenal switch beats gastric bypass

...after surgery. "While there is no single ideal bariatric procedure that can be applied to all severely obes...en 50,000 people in the U.S. At the same time, bariatric or weight-loss surgery has increased from about 16...re for these patients--more than 80 percent of all bariatric operations in 2002--is the gastric bypass, which i...

NASA technology helping injured US troops

...ever do before." Physical therapists at Kindred Hospital of Greensboro, N.C., have discovered yet another use for the technology. "We use SAM with bariatric patients ?individuals who are remarkably overweight," said Mark Castleberry, Director of Rehabilitation Services. "We have two SAMs, and are currently...
Bariatric in Biological Technology

Surgeons Perform First Incisionless Bariatric Procedure in the United States

LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Bariatric surgeons at Central Baptist Hospital made U.S. medical history Feb. 16 by performing a groundbreaking bariatric procedure to decrease the capacity of a patient's stomach without making a single incision into her body. This is the first incision...

Surgeon Performs First Single Incision Peri-Umbilical Laparoscopic Surgery in the State of Missouri

... LOUIS, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Van Wagner, MD, bariatric surgeon, recently performed the first outpatient s...Single-site procedures represent an improvement in bariatric surgery that results in additional benefits for th... surgeon for the American Society of Metabolic and bariatric Surgery. He has been a full-time...

New Report Just Published: World Endoscopy Systems Market Report

...Cancer II-35 Cushing's Disease II-35 Dialysis Catheter II-35 Hirschsprung's Disease II-36 Bypass Surgery II-36 Fetoscopy II-36 bariatric Surgery II-36 Confocal Laser Endoscopy II-36 Interventional Pulmonology II-36 Endoscopic Approaches II-36 Anticoagulation II-36 Nu...

Hill-Rom Innovative Envision(R) E700 Wound Surface Receives Gold Medical Device Excellence Award

...uring (MD&M) East Conference and Exposition in New York. Hill-Rom received the Gold 2008 Medical Device Excellence Award for the TotalCare(R) bariatric Plus therapy system and before that received the 2007 Medical Device Excellence Award for The Vest(R) Airway Clearance System, Model 205. The Vest ...

Interleukin Genetics Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2008 Financial Results

...Inc. partnered both with Geisinger clinic in 2008 to analyze DNA samples from over 800 morbidly obese patients in effort to develop a genetic test for bariatric surgery candidates, as well as with Oral DNA to sell our PST(R) test. Awarded for Industry Research. Interleukin Genetics, Inc. received th...

Ethicon Endo-Surgery to Acquire SurgRx

...asive 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. More information can be found at http://www.ethiconendo.com . HARM...

Studies Show USGI Medical's EndoSurgical Operating System(TM) Enables Incisionless Surgery to Reduce Gastric Pouch and Stoma After Gastric Bypass

...es Presented at American Society for Metabolic and bariatric Surgery Meeting S...a at the annual American Society for Metabolic and bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) 2008 conference that took place in...egan to regain weight over time," Herron, Chief of bariatric Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York Ci...

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and National Association Name Area Hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers for Complex and Rare Cancers

...ished in collaboration with leading clinicians, medical societies and professional organizations. With the current areas, including cardiac care and bariatric surgery already in place, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield will have a more comprehensive program focused on quality specialty care compared to other h...

Medical University of South Carolina Opens State-of-the-Art Facility

... a dedicated around-the-clock chest pain center for rapid diagnosis and treatment. Specially sized equipment, treatment space and ICU beds accommodate bariatric surgery patients. The facility also includes a division specializing in surgery for gastrointestinal cancers. Capacity has been an issue for the las...

Johns Hopkins Bayview at Forefront of Expanding Access to MRI With First Install of Siemens New MAGNETOM Verio

... Bayview Increases High-Field MR Imaging Services to Unprecedented Number of Claustrophobic, Elderly and bariatric Patients MALVERN, Pa., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore has become the first facility in the Unite...
Bariatric in Biological Dictionary

Gastric

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