Minimally invasive surgical techniques are now used in nearly 80% of operations for paraesophageal hernia repair (PEH) and are associated with many outcome improvements, in comparison with open surgery, according to a retrospective study of data from nearly 100,000 cases
Individuals with severe overweight have an inhibited sense of satiation -- they release fewer satiety hormones than people of normal weight. The reason: the responsible cells in the gastrointestinal tract of obese people are severely reduced. Surgical weight-loss procedures can repair this disorder.
Treatment for gallstones includes dietary changes (eating a low-fat diet) and medications that can reduce pain and slowly break them down. If you have frequent gallbladder attacks and more conservative treatments don’t work, you may be a candidate for surgery to remove your gallbladder, Darr says.
Scientists have identified strategies that might help young adults (aged 18 to 35 years) avoid weight gain. Their study could help prevent obesity during this period, when individuals typically gain the most excess weight of their lifetimes.