Archive for November 2012

Can Weight Loss Surgery Prevent Diabetes?

Studies have demonstrated again and again that bariatric surgery improves or resolves type 2 diabetes in many obese patients. Previously we shared the encouraging findings of the 2 year interim report of the APEX trial, which showed that as much as 95 percent of Lap-Band patients experienced improvement or resolution of diabetes at 2 years…

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Cost Effectiveness of Weight Loss Surgery: New Data

Weight loss surgery is a highly effective treatment for obesity, but for many patients, coming up with the finances for weight loss surgery can seem daunting. While many insurance companies cover weight loss surgery procedures, such as gastric banding, gastric bypass, and gastric sleeve, the process of obtaining approval can be long and sometimes confusing.…

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