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bariatrics

[‚ba·rē′a‚triks]
(medicine)
A branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of obesity.
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The findings were published in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (2017;13[4]:632-6), the journal of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Doctors should consider bariatric surgery as the treatment of choice for NAFLD in severely obese patients,' said Michel Murr, a professor of surgery at University of South Florida-Tampa.
Joining in the holiday cheer, the American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons (ASBPS) is offering several unique gifts that provide these benefits to individuals who have experienced significant weight loss following bariatric surgery or intense dieting.
Aatif Inam Shami a renowned General, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon.
The important thing is to stay in communication with and report any side effects or concerns to someone familiar with you and the challenges of bariatric surgery.
The most common bariatric surgeries performed in the United States are Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), sleeve gastrectomy (SG), and adjustable gastric banding (AGB).
Add this to the concern that bariatric surgery has been associated with an increase in suicides (2.
Mental health problems are common among both morbidly obese adults and patients undergoing bariatric surgery and a recent meta-analysis of 30 studies found that suicide risk was four times higher among patients undergoing bariatric surgery than in the general population.
Psychiatric problems are also common among morbidly obese patients and bariatric surgery may often contribute to improve it.
Specifically, a lack of education on the benefits of surgery, and patients not acknowledging they need help are why Morton and Rosenthal think only 1 percent of the eligible 18 million patients undergo bariatric surgery.
But Christopher Upton, a project manager at the University of Texas Office of Facilities, Planning, and Construction (Austin, Texas), says that the system falls short in adequately defining the bariatric patient population.