Gastric mucosal devitalization reduces adiposity and improves lipid and glucose metabolism

Post written by Vivek Kumbhari, MD, from the Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Gastric mucosal devitalization (GMD) rats had a lower body weight and reduced intrabdominal adiposity compared with sham surgery rats. The morphologic findings at 8 weeks postoperative were compared with those …

Continue reading Gastric mucosal devitalization reduces adiposity and improves lipid and glucose metabolism

Endoscopy in the bariatric surgery patient

John A. (Jerry) Evans, MD, MMSc from Wake Forest University Medical Center describes this latest document from the ASGE Standards of Practice committee titled “The role of endoscopy in the bariatric surgery patient.” This guideline updates the current recommendations on the endoscopic management of issues that come up in patients who have had or will …

Continue reading Endoscopy in the bariatric surgery patient