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Perth bariatric surgeon Mr Jon Armstrong has compiled some of the latest Bariatric News.

COVID-19 and microbiota increase disease severity in obesity and diabetes

The combined effects of the body's microbiota working together with COVID-19 in the lungs could explain the severity of the disease in people with obesity and diabetes, according to a paper, 'Obesity and diabetes as comorbidities for COVID-19: Underlying mechanisms and the role of viral–bacterial interactions', published in eLife
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Bariatric surgery associated with reduced long-term mortality risk

Patients aged 55 years or older had a 48 percent lower risk for dying than matched patients who did not have surgery
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Clear association between COVID-19 disease severity and obesity

There is a clear relationship between obesity and the severity of COVID-19 disease, according to French research.
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Type 2 Diabetes patients should have bariatric surgery earlier

The 2020 SOReg report, published in May 2020, examined 65,345 patients with up to ten-year follow-up after primary bariatric surgery and looked at the outcomes of patients with and without Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM) prior to surgery and those patients who achieved T2DM remission within one year after surgery. Crucially, the report found that the impact of T2DM duration on glycaemic remission suggest that patients with T2DM should have bariatric surgery earlier.
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Increased risk of adverse outcomes for COVID-19 patients with sleep apnoea

People who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea could be at increased risk of adverse outcomes from COVID-19, according to a study from the University of Warwick.
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Obesity greatest risk factor for young adults with COVID-19

Young adults with underlying conditions such as morbid obesity, diabetes and hypertension are at the highest risk of being placed on a ventilator or dying from COVID-19, according to a study of 3,000 hospitalized patients aged 18 to 34.
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Welcoming Mr Bill Gong to our team

Introducing General Surgeon Mr Bill Gong to Advance Surgical - a valuable addition to the team with years of experience in Bariatric surgery and special interest in reflux procedures.
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Surgery between pregnancies lowers risks, improves outcomes

Women who undergo bariatric surgery between a first and second pregnancy have lower risks of obesity‐related adverse pregnancy outcomes such as hypertension and pre-term birth in a subsequent pregnancy, according to researchers from New South Wales, Australia.

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Cancer risk reduction among weight-loss surgery patients: study

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Patients with severe obesity who had weight loss surgery and lost more than 20% of their total weight are 50% less likely to develop cancer, compared to patients who did not have as much weight loss after surgery. (Study by Oregon Health & Science University)

While previous studies have shown that obesity surgery reduces the risk of certain cancers compared to patients who do not have the surgery, this study compared the differences in risk based on the amount of weight lost after weight loss surgery.

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Older adults can benefit from bariatric surgery

A study has revealed that weight loss surgery can lead to successful weight loss and better diabetes control in older adults above the age of 65. Elderly patients treated with either gastric bypass or gastric sleeve can recover well and have a reduced risk of obesity-related complications, including heart disease and diabetes.

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Abdominoplasty improves quality of life despite risk of complications

According to a study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), abdominoplasty or tummy tuck has a high patient satisfaction and improved the quality of life in patients who are overweight or have obesity despite a substantial risk of complications. The overwhelming majority of patients who responded to the survey stated that they were satisfied with the final outcome and would choose to have the procedure again. 

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OABG-MGB is an effective option for patients with super-super obesity

One Anastomosis (Mini) Gastric Bypass or OAGB-MGB is a safe and effective option for management of patients with a BMI higher than 50kg/m2  (super obesity) and 60kg/m2 (or super-super obesity). 

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Excess body fat increases the risk of depression

Carrying 10 kilograms of excess body fat increases the risk of depression by 17 per cent. The more fat, the greater the probability of developing depression. These findings are the conclusion from a new study by researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark.

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Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve improves symptoms in patients with depression

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (or LSG) is an effective surgery for weight loss as the main goal even among patients who suffer from depression,. That is the conclusion from researchers from Assuta Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, in Israel. They reported that keyhole gastric sleeve was associated with improvements in family relationships, self-esteem and produces a high index of satisfaction, mainly due to weight loss.

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Surgery associated with lower risk of death and heart complications

Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic have found that bariatric and metabolic surgery performed in patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity is associated with a lower risk of death and major adverse cardiovascular events than usual medical care. These patients also lost more weight, had better diabetes control, and used fewer medications for treatment of their diabetes and cardiovascular disease than those undergoing usual medical care.

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The team at Advance Surgical are available when you have questions about bariatric surgery. We also organise information evenings where you can meet Mr Jon Armstrong and ask questions. Please call the clinic for more information at 08 9386 2634