• More than 4500 Bariatric Cases including;
    More than 1550 Sleeves, 1500 Bypass Surgeries,
    400 Robotic-Assisted Bypass Surgeries.
  • Dr. Arif Ahmad Has Been Awarded the
    "Patients' Choice Award" and "Compassionate
    Doctor Award" by Vitals for Five Consecutive
    Years.
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    surgeons by the
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    Bariatric Surgeries in Long Island in
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    Suffolk County to perform the
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Archive for the ‘Healthcare News’ Category:

Long-term effects of obesity surgery on adolescent skeleton are favorable

The skeletons of obese adolescents are usually more dense than those of normal weight teens, but after gastric bypass surgery, most return to normal density within two years, a new study finds. The results was presented at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in San Diego. “In the short term, the participants’ bone density decreased proportionally to the successful weight reduction resulting from surgery.

Source: Medical News Today

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Obesity ‘not always linked with metabolic problems’

The researchers, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, recruited 20 obese participants who were asked to gain 15 lb in weight over several months. The findings of the study are published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.
The researchers then studied how the gain in weight affected the participants’ metabolism. Before and after gaining the weight, the participants’ abilities to regulate blood sugar and liver fat were measured, as were their body compositions and sensitivities to insulin.

Source: Medical News Today

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Don’t ‘Bypass’ Exercise After Weight Loss Surgery

Having weight loss surgery can improve obese patients’ health, but it isn’t a fix-all for health problems tied to being obese. Exercise may improve these patients’ overall health even more and lower their risk for diabetes.

Source: DailyRx

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Weight-loss surgery cuts risk of developing serious heart problems, study shows

Bariatric (weight-loss) surgery can reduce the risk of developing serious health conditions such as heart attacks and type 2 diabetes, as well improve existing conditions, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine.

Source: Science Daily

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New Study Finds Healthcare Costs Drop Dramatically After Bariatric Surgery

A new study based on national insurance claims in the United States found that patients with obesity who had gastric bypass surgery cut their healthcare costs by nearly 40 percent after four years, and by 80 percent, if they also had type 2 diabetes before surgery.

Source: Newswise

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Adolescent bariatric surgery reverses type 2 diabetes in 95 percent of teens, improves quality of life

The results of a new study to be published November 6, 2015 in The New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with presentation at The Obesity Society Annual meeting in Los Angeles, California show that three years after undergoing bariatric surgery, adolescents experienced major improvements in their weight, metabolic health, and quality of life. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of only five institutions nationally that are part of the multi- institution clinical research study to understand the benefits and risks of bariatric surgery in adolescents.

Source: Medical Xpress

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