Dr. Ismael Cabrera, MD

Best Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

Month: November 2013

Study Shows Bariatric Surgery Reduces Heart Risks Post-Op

According to a recent study, gastric bypass surgery patients see a dramatic impact on their heart disease risk especially morbidly obese patients. This increase has been found in the number of gastric bypass surgeries from 29,000 procedures in 1999 to more than 200,000 alone in 2012. The surgery does give people without risk, but as many studies including one from Stanford University, it can have benefits also. Continue reading

Childhood Obesity Statistics & Facts in 2014

Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States and is the number one health concern among parents, according to the American Heart Association, showing to be more of a concern than drinking, smoking or doing drugs. Obesity among children leads to a wide range of physical and psychological side effects, including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, heart disease, Type II Diabetes and high cholesterol. By understanding the statistics and facts about childhood obesity, parents become educated on the growing problem, and how best to prevent it in their own children. Continue reading

Bariatric Surgery Patients See Weight Loss for at Least Three Years Following Procedure

The LABS study funded by the National Institutes of Health found that patients showed a great success for substantial weight loss for up to three years later following surgery. The amount of weight loss varied according to the types of surgeries the patients had. This was the same as whether the surgery affected the patient’s blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes too. The median weight for patients in this study was 284 pounds. Continue reading