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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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"Instead of adding more medications, have a conversation with a bariatric surgeon [about whether surgery would be an appropriate treatment option]," he said.
Mohammed Baqer Al Hadad, Head of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, Healthpoint Image Credit:
Additionally, there was no significant correlation between the educational level and either seeking a bariatric surgeon's help or recommending bariatric surgery to a morbidly obese individual (Table 4).
ONE of the country's top bariatric surgeons is calling for the Government to offer more funding for weight-loss operations to stop obesity crippling the NHS.
Dr Abuchi Okaro, a bariatric surgeon, said the hospital is also popularising weight loss surgeries for general weight loss and weight loss for diabetes care.
According to Dr Hussam Al Trabulsi, Specialist Bariatric Surgeon, Medcare Hospital, Dubai, UAE: "Type 2 diabetics with a BMI of over 35 are the first condition to be treated by surgery today and normalisation of concentrations of plasma glucose, insulin, and HbA1c was seen in 80-100%
Families from the Middle East travel to Saudi Arabia specifically to seek the help of Alqahtani, a renowned bariatric surgeon who is adamant -- despite mixed views worldwide -- that radical weight-loss surgery should be used on children of "any age" if their health is critically threatened by their size.
The chief guest and lead trainer was the renowned Consultant; General and Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon Prof Dr Ghulam Siddiq from Shifa International Hospital Islamabad, who is world renowned Bariatric Surgeon and considered a pioneer in Laparoscopic and Bariatric surgery in the region.
General Surgeon Prof Tanvir Khaliq headed the board which included Gastroenterologist Dr Mashood Ali, Bariatric Surgeon Dr Atif Inam, Medical Specialist Dr Fibhaa Syed, and Radiologist Dr Mujahid Raza.
Panicked, she called bariatric surgeon Dr Younan who ordered the mother-of-six to abandon their appointment and instead head to A&E.
John Morton, a Stanford University bariatric surgeon who wasn't involved in the new work.
In high-risk obese patients with severe health conditions or comorbidities, bariatric surgery appears to have a positive impact; however, it is associated with increased perioperative morbidity and mortality rates and therefore consists of a distinguished challenge for the bariatric surgeon [1-5].