An algorithm from the state of Michigan’s prescription drug monitoring system rated a third of patients who’d recently undergone bariatric surgery at U-M Health in the high-risk category.
Long-term, sleeve gastrectomy carries less risk of death and complications than gastric bypass, but patients were more likely to need follow-up surgery.
U-M expert discusses a clinical trial involving a new non-invasive, endoscopic weight-loss procedure called the EndoBarrier®.
A multidisciplinary Michigan Medicine program performs innovative weight-loss treatments using noninvasive techniques. Learn more about the options.
A survey examines what qualities patients look for when choosing a bariatric surgery procedure. But those needs might not align with their final decision.
Often driven by insurers, delays in approving weight-loss surgery can deter some patients from the pursuit. And waiting longer doesn’t improve safety, a new study says.