Category Archives: Co-morbidities of Obesity

January 28, 2013

Pregnancy After Weight Loss Surgery

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  Author: S. Bledsoe, M.D. “I never thought it could happen so quickly!”  After 9 years of struggling with infertility, Susan was now 9 weeks out from her sleeve gastrectomy and 8 weeks pregnant.  Her 10 year wedding anniversary happened … Continue reading

November 20, 2012

Top 10 Medical Innovations For 2013

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Author- S. Bledsoe, M.D. For the past 7 years, the Cleveland Clinic has chosen 10 medical innovations that they feel will change the medical landscape in the coming year.  Over 110 experts make their nominations which are then examined by … Continue reading

October 29, 2012

More Evidence that Weight Loss Surgery Can Cure Diabetes

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Author- S. Bledsoe, M.D. Weight loss surgery can cure diabetes.  You read that correctly!  Weight loss surgery can cure diabetes. Over the past 20 or so years, bariatric surgeons have noticed the profound effects that weight loss surgery has had … Continue reading

July 10, 2012

Obsessed With The Scale

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Author: J. Taylor Be careful of focusing on one absolute number on the scale to determine your weight loss success.  You may be setting yourself up for heartbreak. Before my weight loss surgery, my bariatric surgeon and I determined a … Continue reading

June 27, 2012

America’s Obesity Epidemic

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  Author: S. Bledsoe, M.D. America’s obesity problem is at epidemic proportions. Over 2/3 of Americans are overweight and 35.7% are considered obese.  Estimates for health care costs associated with obesity are nearly $150,000,000,000 per year. It doesn’t look like … Continue reading

June 18, 2012

Weight Loss Surgery & Diabetes: Is It A Magic Bullet?

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  Author: S. DeKeyser James Okay, I’m sure you’ve heard thousands of times, “There’s no such thing as a magic bullet cure.”  But weight loss surgery comes as close to that mythic ammo you can find; particularly when it comes … Continue reading

June 1, 2012

Weight Loss Surgery Improves Your Heart

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Author: S. Bledsoe, M.D.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease.  According to the World Health Organization, the leading cause of death in the world … Continue reading

April 25, 2012

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Bariatric Surgery

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Author: E. Garcia, M.D. As part of my sleep medicine practice I see a good number of patients in consultation who are in the pre-operative stages of bariatric surgery.  Given that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is most common in overweight … Continue reading

 
 
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