Britain’s most jealous woman wants NHS to pay for surgery

how much is Gastric Band?
Gastric bypass
gastric Sleeve France

“Britain’s Most Jealous Woman” to Get Taxpayer-Funded Lap Band Surgery

Debbi Wood became famous as “Britain’s most jealous woman” when she spoke to tabloids about her Othello Syndrome—a psychological disorder that causes sufferers to believe their partners are cheating on them—back in 2013. Now Wood, who says she regularly forces her fiancé to take lie detector tests, is getting a National Health Service-funded gastric band operation that she says will make her more confident in her man’s fidelity.

Wood, 43, wants to go from 290 pounds down to 150 to impress Steve Wood, the man who has already agreed to marry her even though it means constant surveillance of his phone and email and a ban on watching television shows with women in them. They’ve been engaged for two years, and she’s already taken his last name.

“I think he will be less likely to run away with someone else if he has a slim and pretty wife at home,” she told the Sun.

But the Woods are currently unemployed—she because of back pain caused by her weight, and he because he’s now her “full-time carer”—and living on disability and housing benefits, so they can’t afford the operation out of pocket. That’s where the National Health Service comes in, paying for the $3,800 procedure.

Having the NHS, funded by British taxpayers, pay for your surgery is reliable way to attract controversy in the U.K. Aspiring model” and professional troll Josie Cunningham became a regular tabloid fixture after she received a government-funded boob job in 2013, claiming her breast size was causing her emotional distress.

Although Debbi Wood once claimed that she thinks her delusional jealousy stems from “the pressure society puts on us to look a certain way—to be stick thin with blonde hair and big boobs,” Othello Syndrome is apparently a symptom of damage to the brain’s right frontal lobe, and is more of a neurological problem than a psychiatric one.

Wood is also bipolar and suffers from body dysmorphic disorder, though, which makes a much better explanation for the surgery, if not a better tabloid headline. And Wood’s operation might enable her to work again, which should be much more satisfying to angry NHS critics than Josie Cunningham’s boob job, which only enabled her to blatantly mock British taxpayers.

Helen Loses 21 lbs in 2 weeks after gastric Sleeve Surgery in France

Testimonial for gastric Sleeve Surgery in France

Gastric sleeve surgery cost less in Francefrom Helen who had gastric Sleeve surgery in France on the 4th Feb 2015

Helen Loses 21 lbs in 2 weeks after gastric Sleeve Surgery in France

I am 44 and have no living memory of being thin. Despite being very sporty and fit I always remember being larger than my peers and being judged and ridiculed for my size. The dreaded back-handed compliment of ‘oh you have a lovely face’ was common. I have been on diets since the age of 8. I was diagnosed with a underactive thyroid in my mid thirties. I had the ability to lose weight, but eventually would pile the pounds back on and then some. Having witnessed my friend’s loose weight by way of a gastric band and gastric gastric bypass I decided to take matters of my own in hand. I dismissed having gastric sleeve surgery in an eastern European country despite it being a little bit cheaper, I felt the risk of flying so soon after surgery was too great. I could not afford the cost of bariatric surgery in the UK so this was not an option. I stumbled upon The Laser Clinic (France) Ltd by way of a google search. It immediately appealed to me as it was accessible by way of Eurostar. I made further enquiry, initially by speaking with Tullia and thereafter internet searches to satisfy myself the package offered was genuine. I had anxieties about paying so much money up front. I had anxieties about it being a sham, but after much research I could find no evidence that it was. Tullia was extremely helpful. At first she did come across as a bit aggressive, but this proved to be pure efficiency and her drive.
Helen only 2 weeks after surgery

Helen after only 2 weeks

I had a gastric sleeve on 4th February 2015.

I travelled with my husband and a friend who had the same surgery. I could not have been happier with the service and treatment we received. The 6 days flew by seamlessly. Everyone involved from surgeon to hotel receptionist were amazing. Transport arrived on time or early. On the 2nd February I met with the Surgeon, the Anaesthetist and Bloods were taken. We had the rest of the day to shop. The Hotel is situated on the marina at Le-Havre with a shopping mall just over the bridge. It is also only a short walk in to Le Havre where there are yet more shops. On the Tuesday we had the endoscopy. We were at the hospital for less than an hour. It was not a pleasant experience but it is a short procedure. We were collected on the Wednesday at 6.15. I was ready for surgery at 8 am. I was required to shower in a special ointment. (Make sure you don’t have any nail varnish or jewellery on). Also make sure you shave your bits!! The next thing I knew the Nurse was directing me to be taken back to the ward. Following the surgery I had four small wounds. I was in no pain. The four wounds were neat and healed well. I was up and walking the following day. I returned to work on the 9th February.

I have lost 21 pounds and many inches in the first 2 weeks after having my Gastric Sleeve Surgery.

Whilst I struggled with low energy, I am now in my third week and feel brilliant. I have no appetite and need to force myself to eat in order to sustain my energy levels. It is weird to find that after eating only four pieces of mango, or half a bowl of soup I am full. I have no cravings. My only regret is not having had this surgery 10 years ago. Thanks Helen *“Results are not guaranteed and will vary from person to person If you would like to read more Gastric Sleeve surgery testimonials in France CLICK HERE Free no obligation information here    

To find out how you too can benefit from weight loss surgery options in France click any of the images below

Gastric ByPass Offers the best price for Gastric sleeve surgery Gastric band operations abroad
facebook like banner

Gastric Sleeve Surgery in France testimonial from Sheila

Sheila Loses 6 Kg in less than a Month after Gastric Sleeve Surgery in France

Sheila has her gastric sleeve surgery on the 4th Feb 2015Gastric sleeve surgery cost less in France

Hi Tullia “I have to say that everything was perfect from start to finish”. First contact was made from Tullia to check on medical conditions and weight etc. Once everything approved and money transferred it all got put into place with excellent communication by phone, text and email. We arrived in Lille on Sunday 1st February. On Monday morning we were picked up from our hotel for transfer to Le-Harve hotel. The taxi then picked us up to take us to the hospital for appointment with gastric sleeve Surgeon, the Anesthetist and the blood tests. The Staff were so lovely and friendly. After the appointments were completed the taxi picked us up again to return us to the hotel, when the afternoon was then free for us to relax. Again on Tuesday the taxi picked us up to take us to the hospital for endoscopy. Afterwards we returned to the hotel and again the afternoon was free.  (Had by now built up quite a relationship with hotel staff and they also knew exactly what was happening and what we were doing) Wednesday was surgery day. Once again the taxi picked us up to take us to the hospital. We arrived at hospital on time – as always.  The staff at the hospital were really lovely and understanding my English (it wasn’t an issue that I didn’t speak French). Went through the system to prepare for surgery with assistance from the nurses. Once ready, went down for surgery, and then after the surgery returned to the recovery room. I took a while to recover from Surgery but the staff were really understanding of this and really looked after me. They discovered through surgery that my iron levels were extremely low and gave me IV Iron. The next day to my amazement I was feeling a lot better and was up and about by midday. I departed from the hospital on Friday with medication and letters etc. and everything that was needed. on Saturday, after a visit to the hotel from the surgeon, we set off on our returned to England.  Once again a taxi was pre-booked to take us back Lille to pick up the Euro-star.  I couldn’t believe how comfortable the journey was. Things have only got better from then on. The services were excellent and taxis were always on time and the whole package was arranged by Tullia with expertise.

It is now almost 3 weeks since my gastric Sleeve surgery and am moving around freely and doing a lot more in the house and sleeping better and I have now lost 6 kg (13.2 Lbs).

Anyone considering a Gastric Sleeve surgery, you couldn’t choose a better company to do it for you. Everything was excellent, cannot fault it in any way.” Many thanks Sheila *“Results are not guaranteed and will vary from person to person If you would like to read more Gastric Sleeve Testimonials >>  CLICK HERE   Free no obligation information here

compare price of gastric band surgery

facebook like banner

The Main criteria to qualify for Bariatric surgery

The Main criteria to qualify for Weight Loss surgery are as follows:-

  1. You are medically classed as being overweight or obeseYou have a BMI of more than.   a. your BMI is 30 or more for gastric band surgery in France .   b. your BMI is 35 or more for gastric band surgery in Belgium.   c. your BMI is 40 or more for Gastric Bypass or gastric Sleeve surgery in France or BelgiumYou can check your own BMI on one of the many BMI calculators you can find on the internet.Click HERE to go to a link to one of the most popular online BMI Calculators.
  2. You are Experiencing an increased risk of ill health such as sleep apnoea, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, fatty liver, a combination of these problems, the potential to shorten your life span.
  3. You are experiencing chronic physical symptoms. Physical symptoms could include fatigue, back pain, prolonged or chronic acid reflux, diminished mobility and trouble executing tasks such as tying your shoe laces or even washing yourself.
  4. Your weight has affected you psychologically. You perhaps be going through degrees of clinical depression, anxiety and stress that impact negatively and significantly upon your lifestyle. You may also have very low self-esteem and limited self-confidence.
  5. Your obesity has impacted on you socially. For instance it may have affected your current personal relationships, your ability to have an sexual relationship, or your confidence in being able to interact socially. You may feel unable to travel or go out shopping, or attend entertainment activities such as the cinema or theaters because you can’t use a normal sized seat.
  6. You’ve genuinely tried to slim down by a variety of means but not been successful.

Weight loss surgery isn’t a panacea for weight loss.

There are many examples of people who have had the weight loss surgery in the past and then suffered a relapse and then started to re-gained weight because they eat or drink the wrong foods, and do not make the essential lifestyle changes such as regular exercising. Weight loss surgery will work for you only if it is accompanied by lifestyle changes and changes in your thinking. It is imperative that you practice mental self-discipline in relation to food choice and do regular exercise following any weight loss surgery

How long after surgery would anyone be expect to start losing weight?

Your weight loss will be monitored at the follow-up appointments. If you have been fitted with a gastric band, you should aim for a steady rate of weight loss at around 1lb or 2lb (about 0.5kg or 1kg) a week, that continues for a year to 18 months. If you have had a stomach bypass it is common to lose weight faster than this at first. But over time, the weight loss resulting from gastric bypass and gastric band procedures is the same. If you were very overweight, you may not achieve a healthy BMI even once your weight loss has stopped. But moving closer to a healthy BMI will decrease your risk of serious health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer. Once you have recovered from surgery, exercising regularly will help you to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. It is really crucial to adhere your suggested dieting program after surgery. Dieting plans may differ between medical specialist and depend upon your individual circumstances. However, virtually everyone will be committed to a program similar to the ones outlined below.

Diet following a gastric band operation.

PLEASE NOTE : THIS INFORMATION IS PUBLISHED AS A GENERAL GUIDELINE AND YOU SHOULD FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN BY YOUR SURGEON FOLLOWING ANY WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY it is ESSENTIAL that you follow the recommendations provided by your own Surgeon as each Patients circumstances are individual to them and may vary from the general plans which are given as a guideline only for information and educational reasons.
Your diet after gastric band surgery will progress over three principal phases: In the first four weeks subsequent to your surgery, you will only be able to drink liquids and eat small portions of pureed food, such as mashed potato. First four weeks It’s crucial that whatever food you eat during this time period is pureed. Attempting to consume solid foods at this stage could put pressure on the band and potentially damage it or cause it to move from the correct location around your stomach. Puréed food has the equivalent texture and consistence as baby food. You are able to purée food using a food processor, hand-held blender or potato masher. Additional fluids, such as thin sauces or water, may be required to slightly soften some types of food. the objective is to eat smaller portions four to five times a day. A portion is approximately 100g, or five to six tablespoons of food. Eat all your meals slowly, taking small mouthfuls. Stop eating as soon as you feel full. Because of the position of the band, you will probably go through a feeling of fullness or tightness in your chest rather than in your stomach. Plan on drinking around 1.5 liters (2.5 pints) of water a day. Drink small glasses, around 100-200ml, between meals, but never with your meals. Whenever you experience recurrent episodes of vomiting after eating, it may be a sign you are eating a bit too much or that your band needs to be adjusted. Contact your GP,  Surgeon or aftercare consultant  for further advice. In weeks four to six you will be able to have soft food, such as chicken provided that the meat is cut in to small pieces. After six weeks, you should be able to gradually resume a healthy diet based on eating small amounts of nutritional food. Continue eating a similar diet as you did for the first four weeks, but your food no longer has to be puréed, although it should preferably be soft without any lumps or fat. For example, you could eat:
  • wholewheat breakfast cereals mixed with milk
  • porridge
  • mashed potatoes and melted cheese
  • soup
  • yogurt
After six weeks After six weeks, you will be able to adopt a long-term diet plan that you will need to adhere for the remainder of your life. Your gastric band should by now have been adjusted correctly, so you should need to consume much less to satisfy your appetite. Although weight loss is an significant goal of your dieting plan, don’t ignore the nutritional content.

Diet after a gastric bypass

The progression of dieting stages following a gastric bypass is generally similar to those after a gastric band: In the first week after surgery,
  • only drink liquids (this doesn’t include puréed food).
  • In weeks two to four, you can eat puréed food in the same quantities (100g) and frequencies (four to five times a day) as described above.
  • In weeks four to six, you can eat soft food.
  • After six weeks, gradually resume eating a healthy diet.However, you need to be aware of several additional issues.
  • You will need to avoid eating food high in sugar, such as chocolate, cakes, sweets and biscuits. This is because your bypass affects how you digest sugar, and any sugar you eat will trigger your body to produce high levels of insulin.The excessive amount of insulin can cause a number of unpleasant symptoms that are collectively known as dumping syndrome. Symptoms of dumping syndrome include:
  • nausea
  • abdominal (tummy) pain
  • diarrhoea
  • light-headedness
  • You will also need to take daily vitamin and mineral supplements, as your small intestine will no longer be able to digest all the vitamins and minerals your body needs from your diet.The dosage and type of supplements can vary from case to case, but most people are required to take:
  • a multivitamin supplement, which contains a combination of different vitamins
  • a calcium supplement (the body requires calcium to maintain healthy bones)
  • an iron supplement
Diet after other types of weight loss surgery is broadly similar to the above diet plans. However it is ESSENTIAL that you follow the recommendations provided by your own Surgeon as each Patients circumstances are individual to them and may vary from the above general plans which are given as a guideline only for information and educational reasons.

Weight Loss Surgery Cost

compare prices of gastric band,gastric,bypass,gastric sleeve
Our Price Our Price In France
Typical UK Price
Gastric band Surgery
From £ 3,000
£ 6,950
Gastric By-Passor Mini Bypass
From £ 5500
£ 11,000
Gastric Sleeve
From £ 5500
£ 10,000

Even if you take in to account the costs of travel to Europe

you will still save thousands of ££’s Click here for for further details and best price offers Tel 0033 686567031  
Gastric ByPass Offers Gastric sleeve Gastric band operations abroad
Facebook like banner for gastric band surgery

The Three Types of Bariatric Surgery

Most Common Types of Bariatric surgery Surgery

Regrettably obesity has proven to be an exceedingly challenging condition to deal with and surgical interventions are becoming more commonly acceptable as time goes on. Numerous people are seeking answers to questions about the various types of weight loss surgeries. the article compares and analyses Information about the three most common types of weight loss surgery which has been discovered from various sources including that from medical websites, YouTube, and from testimonials from people who have undergone bariatric surgery procedures recently.

So, what is bariatric surgery?

Baros is a Greek word for weight so not surprisingly we in the Western World have adapted and used the term “bariatric surgery” as the generic term for weight loss surgery. Bariatric surgery process is broadly speaking performed on severely obese persons who have in the past attempted and been unsuccessful in their weight loss and efforts.

In order to be eligible for bariatric surgery you need to meet one of two weight criteria.

contact us at gastric band France

Contact Us

The first is you must have severe or morbid obesity. The recognised rule of thumb for severe obesity is if you can demonstrate having a Body Mass Index or BMI of more than 40. To ascertain your BMI you divide your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in metres. Or you can easily determine your BMI by visiting a website which has a BMI calculator installed which you can use. The second standard recommendation before qualifying for a bariatric surgical procedure is having a BMI of over 35 with an associated medical condition related to obesity such as for example diabetes types 1 or the more common diabetes type 2, high blood pressure or high blood fat levels like cholesterol.

There are three types of bariatric surgery:

1. Gastric band surgery

The first type, and nowadays the most commonly used in Europe because of the cost advantage related to the actual surgery and aftercare, uses devices to reduce the size of the stomach. An example would be an adjustable lap band, more commonly referred to as a gastric band.

2. Gastric Bypass Surgery

The second type of bariatric procedure are gastric bypasses which basically bypass areas of the stomach effectively reducing its size. There are also two sub types of gastric bypass surgery which are know as a full bypass “Roux-en-y” or the second being an “Omega Loop” mini bypass.
The Third type of Bariatric surgeries which removes a portion of the stomach more commonly know as gastric sleeve surgery.

3. Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric Sleeve surgery necessitates restricting the lateral two-thirds (>~60%) of the stomach with a stapling device. The procedure is usually carried out using keyhole surgery techniques. The remaining portion of the stomach is more like a tube or ‘sleeve’ than a sac. It is estimated that the remaining stomach has about a 200ml capacity. This represents a significantly reduced stomach capacity and would only allow an entrée sizes meal. The gastric sleeve procedure is ‘restrictive’ as opposed to ‘malabsorptive’. This means that it restricts the amount of food you can consume. There is reduced surface area of stomach lining as a result of the surgery so not only do you need to eat less, you need to chew well. Chewing your food well maximizes the absorption of what you do eat. Poorly chewed food will cause discomfort and just pass through and be eliminated by the bowel. Being able to eat much smaller portions means that what you do eat must be of a high nutrient value. The gastric sleeve procedure originated as the first part of a duodenal switch surgery in people with severe obesity. The gastric sleeve allowed enough weight loss in these high risk clients to permit the second surgery.

Bariatric surgery cost

compare prices of gastric band,gastric,bypass,gastric sleeve
Our Price Our Price In France
Typical UK Price
Gastric band Surgery
From £ 3,000
£ 6,950
Gastric By-Pass
or Mini Bypass
From £ 5500
£ 11,000
Gastric Sleeve
From £ 5500
£ 10,000

Even if you take in to account the costs of travel to Europe
you will still save thousands of ££’s
Click here for for further details and best price offers Tel 0033 686567031  

Gastric ByPass Offers Gastric sleeve Gastric band operations abroad
facebook like banner for gastric band surgery

Dr Oz discusses Lauren Manzos 40 pound Lap Band Surgery Weight Loss

Gastric band surgery

Bariatric Surgery Hospital in Le Havre France

Bariatric Surgery Hospital in Le Havre France

Almost certainly the most acceptable type of weight loss surgery completed in the western World. We offer perhaps the affordable priced gastric band cost accessible in Europe and a fast recovery time following surgery. gastric band surgery in France Lauren Manzos 40 pound Lap Band Surgery Weight Loss Sugar Detox Diet Dr. Oz’s guests were former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Caroline Manzo and her daughter, Lauren, who lost 40 pounds after getting gastric band surgery in 2011. The two now star on their own spin-off show, “Manzo’d With Children.” Lauren, who has been overweight her entire life, said she struggled to lose weight through diet and exercise and became a bitter, angry person as a result. She fell into a deep depression and began taking Xanax to cope with her depression. Read more…

TV programme to reveal truth about Obesity in British Children

With a third of British children are now overweight or obese, a new two-part documentary starting tonight looks at the reasons why our youngsters are getting so much bigger. Last year, some 26,000 children were admitted to hospital to have rotten teeth removed, mainly because of poor diet and poor brushing. With access to some of the busiest children’s hospitals in Britain, the programme seeks answers from doctors and surgeons about why our children are so unhealthy, and also challenges the parents who are struggling to improve their kids’ nutrition and fitness. Much of tonight’s action takes place at the Leeds Children’s Hospital’s obesity clinic, where astonishingly there is a four-month waiting list. In fact in Leeds alone, we learn that up to 50% of children aged five have rotten teeth – far higher than the national average. One of the patients we meet, thirteen-year-old Pavia, has put on four-and-a-half stone in the last year, and her mum Clare is worried her daughter’s weight gain is spiralling out of control. Pavia may even have to resort to gastric band surgery. Another little girl, four-year-old Talulah is not only overweight, but her rotten teeth and painful abscesses mean she is facing an operation to remove eight teeth. Sobering viewing indeed… Read the full article here…   Read  

Super obese won't get longer life from bariatric surgery

Gastric band surgery is probably mainly the most customary mode of weight loss surgery completed in the western World. We offer perhaps the lowest priced gastric band cost available in Europe and a fast recovery time following surgery. Best Price gastric bypass surgery Super obese won't get longer life from bariatric surgeryThe model of a human stomach with a lap band along with with items that a registered nurse at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly, N.J., gives to …See all stories on this topic Read more…

Kendyl Loses 49 Lbs. in less than 3 Months after Gastric Bypass Surgery

Kendyl Has Lost an amazing 49 lbs (3.5 stn) in less than 3 Months after Gastric ByPass

Kendyl Loses 49 lbs in 3 Months after gastric bypassHi, my name is Kendyl. I am 16 years old and I live in England.

I had weight problems since being very young and had tried everything in an effort to lose weight, yet nothing worked until I reached my biggest weight of 289 lbs.

I then discovered this website which offered Gastric Bypass surgery at a hospital in France

I traveled to Le Havre in France and underwent a gastric bypass operation on the 10th December 2014.  All of the doctors that were involved in my surgery spoke perfect English. This made me feel comfortable. The gastric bypass surgery was a success and everything went to plan.

In Just Under 3 Months I have lost 49 lbs. r gastric bypass surgery

Its now late February 2015 which is less than 3 Months since I had the the gastric bypass and I am pleased to let you see my Gastric Bypass before and After Photos since I had my Gastric bypass surgery at the Hospital in France and I have already lost 49 lbs. and I am continuing to regain my confidence as I lose more and more weight every day.
I am extremely grateful to the team at Laser Clinics ( France) Ltd for taking my situation into consideration giving me the help I needed.
I will be posting more Gastric Bypass Surgery Photos onto this blog as  the weight continues fall off.
Full name details available on request.
*“Results are not guaranteed and will vary from person to person“

To find out how you too can benefit from weight loss surgery in France click any of the images below

Gastric ByPass Offers the best price for Gastric sleeve surgery Gastric band operations abroad

Bariatric sleeve surgery pros and cons

Gastric band surgery is most likely mainly the most acceptable type of bariatric surgery completed in the western World. We offer almost certainly the affordable priced Lap Band cost accessible in Europe and a fast recovery time following surgery. gastric sleeve surgery in France Bariatric sleeve surgery pros and consLike any bariatric surgery, the gastric sleeve procedure has pros and cons which are important to c.See all stories on this topic Read more…

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Acute Pancreatitis Risk

Gastric band surgery cost less in FranceGastric banding surgery

In all probability the most acceptable type of weight loss surgery done All over the World. We offer probably the best priced gastric Lap Band cost accessible in Europe and a fast recovery time following surgery. compare best price gastric band surgery

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Acute Pancreatitis Risk

New research suggests that bariatric surgery, commonly done to help people lose weight and improve other health factors, may increase the risk of acute pancreatitis.  In a study published in the December issue of Obesity Surgery, researchers from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio found many patients who underwent different types of bariatric surgery also developed acute pancreatitis. Researchers followed nearly 2,700 patients who underwent some type of bariatric surgery between January 2004 to September 2011. Patients underwent either Roux-en Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric banding or other procedures. Out of 2,695 subjects who underwent bariatric surgery, 28 (1.04%) developed acute pancreatitis during a follow-up of three and a half years. One of those patients died of complications associated with acute pancreatitis as a result. While obesity is seen as a potential factor in the development of acute pancreatitis, the rate seen among bariatric surgery patients was significantly higher than the rate of acute pancreatitis in the general population, researchers noted. Out of the 28 patients that suffered acute pancreatitis, almost half were determined to have other abnormal findings as well, including a prior history of pancreatitis, gallstones or ductal dilation. Researchers said these abnormalities, and others, could be predictors of whether a bariatric surgery patient was at an increased risk of acute pancreatitis. Rapid weight loss was one of the key predictors of acute pancreatitis; a significant factor patients are hoping to achieve after undergoing bariatric surgery. The average body mass index (BMI) before surgery was 47.4, which dropped to 38.3 within an average of one and a half years post-op. Researchers found that 79% of those who suffered acute pancreatitis underwent gastric banding, also known as the Lap-Band. However, the researchers noted that type of surgery was far more popular than other bariatric surgeries, which could account for why so many cases were associated with it. A study published late last year revealed gastric bypass surgery offers patients more weight loss, but is also more likely to cause complications. In fact, patients who underwent gastric banding lost twice the amount of weight as other bariatric surgeries, but experienced higher risks of short term complications and long-term hospitalizations. Another consideration researchers discussed was the factor of chronic low-grade inflammation caused by obesity. This can put patients at risk for developing more severe acute pancreatitis. Often inflammatory markers do not decrease after surgery for six to 24 months. Alcohol induced pancreatitis was not seen during the study, but researchers admitted alcohol use may be an under-recognized cause of acute pancreatitis. One patient who denied alcohol use and developed acute pancreatitis was later treated for alcohol dependence one year later.

Increasing Obesity Leading to More Surgeries

The prevalence of obesity in the U.S. reached nearly 36% in 2010 with the frequency of bariatric surgeries becoming increasingly common. Researchers estimate 53 procedures were conducted per 100,000 adults in 2008. The American Medical Association officially named obesity as a recognizable disease in 2013. More than 150,000 people will elect to undergo some form of bariatric surgery each year. With advancements in surgery, the mortality rate dropped to 0.1%. However, a study published in 2011 highlighted a large number of serious complications following bariatric surgery. Researchers found side effects of weight loss surgery can include malnutrition, vision problems, vitamin deficiencies and other serious complications. More procedures can mean more complications. A study published in October of last year concluded bariatric surgery can lead to reduced long-term survival rates, risks of microvascular and macrovascular events and negative mental health outcomes. “Because of the growing recognition of obesity as a disease and the increasing number of bariatric surgeries, it is vital to understand potential complications in this patient population,” the researchers determined. Researchers say it is important to have careful follow-up with radiological monitoring if bariatric surgery patients show warning factors for acute pancreatitis. – Read More here….. [contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Telephone’ type=’text’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]