22nd May, 2020
I recently received a gratifying email from the United States Patent and Trademark Office informing me that my invention of a novel device for use in surgery was granted a U.S. Patent. If you are familiar with the patent process, you may know it is a long journey. The new device, Non-Provisional Patent Serial No. 15/838,057, H & H Reference No. (88537.0006), is designed to…
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31st Mar, 2020
In the recent 2019 publication, Felsenreich and colleagues do a thorough job examining all of the long term reported studies and data regarding sleeve gastrectomy outcomes. The results paint a picture of a very safe and very effective procedure, with a few limitations. From the Report First of all, the average overall weight loss beyond five years among the four studies with the longest followup…
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29th Aug, 2018
    Every individual is different, and each person’s biology and metabolism are different. Furthermore, each person‘s commitment to eating a lower carbohydrate diet, and a daily regimen of increased exercise is… you guessed it, different. So, it stands to reason that not every person is going to lose as much weight as the maximum possible and keep it off forever. Also, we must keep…
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21st Aug, 2018
Among the patients who had type two diabetes before surgery, the vast majority experienced complete remission at year 1, and then as the years passed, diabetes gradually returned in a minority of the patients. But even 10 years after surgery, there was still a persistent 55% reduction in the number of people who were considered to have diabetes, compared to before surgery. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy…
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18th Oct, 2017
sleeve gastrectomy because of its excellent success rate and low complication rate. In fact, many studies show an equivalent weight loss success and equivalent diabetes remission success rate as gastric bypass surgery but with fewer complications of blockages, reoperations, and vitamin deficiencies.  In my own hands, after a decade of experience with other bariatric surgeries, and other complex gastrointestinal surgical procedures, I have completed approximately…
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16th Jan, 2017
diabetes treatments has made a profound impact, echoing around the corridors of many major medical centers and universities. The study, in which individuals with diabetes were randomized to receive either intensive medical treatment, sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric bypass surgery, closely monitored all the patients, and results were reported at one year, and three years. But the release of the most recent five-year data (See graph)…
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