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New Weight Loss Medication

New Weight Loss Medication

  STEP 1 – Is semaglutide (Ozempic) the first step?   There has been a recent trial published of once-weekly injection of semaglutide (Ozempic). Semaglutide is a type of medication approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults and for reducing the risk of cardiovascular events in persons

Improved Life Expectancy with Bariatric Surgery

Improved Life Expectancy with Bariatric Surgery

  A recent publication in the New England Journal of Medicine, solidified what was already suspected – bariatric surgery is associated with longer life expectancy. The patients in the surgery group lived around 3 years longer life expectancy than those in the control group!   This trial reported results from

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

  October is National Liver Awareness Month in the U.S, and it is NAFLD that has been gaining attention locally, as it is a growing problem in our community. With the advent of effective therapies to for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV), fatty liver disease is becoming more

Endoscopy Prior To And After Bariatric Surgery

Endoscopy Prior To And After Bariatric Surgery

The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) have produced an important position statement on the role of endoscopy prior to, as well as after bariatric surgery. This paper was published in 2019, in Obesity Surgery, and attempts to rationalise the role of endoscopy for these