By identifying patients most at risk for readmission and focusing on best practices proven to keep patients out of the hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine’s bariatric program reduced its readmission rates from 8% to 2.5% in four years.
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Bariatric surgery, where the stomach is reduced or partially bypassed has come into favor in the last ten years due to better surgical methods. In most pat
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Dr. Laura Doyon, a board-certified bariatric surgeon who practices at Emerson Hospital’s Center for Weight Loss, has been certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.Doyon is the first bariatric surgeon in Massachusetts to be certified in both bariatric surgery and obesity medicine. This gives her a holistic approach to help her patients achieve their long-term weight-loss goals and reduce comorbidities associated with obesity, including diabetes, cardiac and
“Those of us who take care of bariatric surgery patients notice that many patients experience a pretty profound change in their lives,” said Dr. Luke Funk, an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
(HealthDay)—Weight-loss surgery may turn your love life upside down, new research suggests.
Previous studies have shown that bariatric surgery promotes an improved quality of life and individuals become more socially active after the surgery, which could suggest that it might be easier to find a partner after surgery. In this current study, the researchers indeed found that individuals who have undergone bariatric surgery are more likely to find a new partner or to get married compared with non-operated control subjects.