Welcome!

News Feed Item

Houston Bariatric Surgeons Discuss Increased Demand for the Gastric Sleeve

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 07/11/12 -- While the World Health Organization's recent predictions estimate that 700 million people will be obese by the year 2015, Houston gastric sleeve surgeons Dr. Sherman Yu and Dr. Terry Scarborough of the Texas Laparoscopic Consultants say more patients at their practice are requesting weight loss surgery as a means of combating the growing epidemic. Drs. Yu and Scarborough say the number of gastric sleeve procedures they have performed in the past few years has been steadily increasing as patients become more familiar with its benefits in producing safe and effective results. They say the rising popularity of gastric sleeve and other bariatric procedures is due to a number of factors and indicates several advantages to patients that can ultimately lead to greater satisfaction and an overall healthier population.

According to the most recent statistics from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), obesity currently affects over 33% of all adults in the U.S.; however, of those 15 million people, less than 1% of the clinically eligible population underwent a bariatric procedure to correct their condition in the past year. Despite evidence from similar studies that suggest weight loss surgery may increase life expectancy in patients by as much as 89% and even greatly reduce type 2 diabetes, Drs. Yu and Scarborough say the field of bariatrics still has lots of work to do in order to spread awareness about its benefits to obese patients, a challenge they are both excited and inspired by. As the new and innovative gastric sleeve in Houston becomes more popular and insurance companies begin adding the treatment to their coverage, Dr. Yu says patients will continue to benefit from its ability to help them lose a significant amount of weight and avoid serious future health concerns such as hypertension, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, or diabetes.

The gastric sleeve, or sleeve gastrectomy, is performed laparoscopically by removing a section of the stomach using several small incisions and staples to reshape the remaining tissue into a tube or "sleeve" and then seal it closed. Drs. Yu and Scarborough say reducing the size of the stomach allows patients to feel fuller more quickly after having consumed smaller portions, so as to aid in the loss of dramatic amounts of weight. Although patients will experience some pain and discomfort, they say medication should be able to alleviate these symptoms and normal activities should resume within one week of the operation. Because it can often be offered to patients who may not qualify for other types of weight loss procedures, Dr. Yu says the gastric sleeve is an effective option that has enormous advantages to offer the future of bariatric surgery.

At the Texas Laparoscopic Consultants, Drs. Yu and Scarborough also say that while weight loss surgery can provide patients with a successful solution to their obesity and health concerns, any surgical procedure such as gastric sleeve should not be taken lightly, and extensive research with a board-certified bariatric surgeon is essential for achieving the highest quality results. Dr. Yu says he cannot stress enough the value and importance of consulting with a properly-trained and dedicated practice and hopes patients continue to pursue the most advanced treatments in their fight against obesity. He says through an educated partnership between surgeon and patient, the future of weight loss treatments will naturally evolve towards the safest procedures and the most desirable outcomes.

About Sherman C. Yu, MD

Dr. Sherman Yu graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and attended the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center to complete his surgical training, serving as Chief Resident in Surgery. He has completed a year-long fellowship in minimally invasive and robotic surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center, where he stayed on as an Assistant Professor of Surgery. Dr. Yu is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and several other professional organizations. He is Park Plaza Hospital's Bariatric Medical Director, the first Houston area surgeon to complete a Single Incision Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery, and recipient of both Newsweek and H-Texas Magazine's selection to the Top Physicians list.

About Terry Scarborough, MD

A graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Dr. Terry Scarborough completed his surgical residency at Baylor College of Medicine, where he also continued training during a year-long fellowship in laparoscopic surgery and authored several articles in the field. He has served as a Fellowship Director in laparoscopic surgery at the University of Texas Medical School, in addition to teaching surgeons across the country how to properly perform the REALIZE® gastric banding procedures. Dr. Scarborough has been certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He has been selected as a Top Physician by Newsweek and H-Texas Magazine.

Located at 1200 Binz. Suite 950 in Houston, TX, Texas Laparoscopic Consultants can be reached at (713) 493-7700. It can also be contacted online via the websites gastricsleevetx.com, tlcsurgery.com, or the Texas Laparoscopic Consultants Facebook page.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Contact:
Rosemont Media
Aaron Hurst
Email Contact
(858) 200-0044
www.rosemontmedia.com

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit at 18th Cloud Expo New York, which will take place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into customer-critical services to help consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed ...
Have you ever noticed how some IT people seem to lead successful, rewarding, and satisfying lives and careers, while others struggle? IT author and speaker Don Crawley uncovered the five principles that successful IT people use to build satisfying lives and careers and he shares them in this fast-paced, thought-provoking webinar. You'll learn the importance of striking a balance with technical skills and people skills, challenge your pre-existing ideas about IT customer service, and gain new in...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develop...
Column Technologies exhibited at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, which took place at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, in June 2016. Established in 1998, Column Technologies is a global technology solutions provider with over 400 employees, headquartered in the United States with offices in Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. Column Technologies provides “Best of Breed” technology solutions that automate the key DevOps principals and help our customers meet today’s DevOps and Dig...
Have you ever noticed how some IT people seem to lead successful, rewarding, and satisfying lives and careers, while others struggle? IT author and speaker Don Crawley uncovered the five principles that successful IT people use to build satisfying lives and careers and he shares them in this fast-paced, thought-provoking webinar. You'll learn the importance of striking a balance with technical skills and people skills, challenge your pre-existing ideas about IT customer service, and gain new in...
Ayehu provides IT Process Automation & Orchestration solutions for IT and Security professionals to identify and resolve critical incidents and enable rapid containment, eradication, and recovery from cyber security breaches. Ayehu provides customers greater control over IT infrastructure through automation. Ayehu solutions have been deployed by major enterprises worldwide, and currently, support thousands of IT processes across the globe. The company has offices in New York, California, and Isr...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developm...
LogMeIn has completed its previously disclosed merger with Citrix Systems, Inc.’s GetGo, Inc. subsidiary, a wholly owned subsidiary consisting of Citrix’s GoTo family of service offerings. The merger officially closed after market hours on January 31, 2017. Effected through a Reverse Morris Trust transaction, the merger brings together two of the preeminent players in cloud connectivity to instantly create one of the world’s top 10 public SaaS companies, and a market leader with the scale, resou...
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
Addteq is one of the top 10 Platinum Atlassian Experts who specialize in DevOps, custom and continuous integration, automation, plugin development, and consulting for midsize and global firms. Addteq firmly believes that automation is essential for successful software releases. Addteq centers its products and services around this fundamentally unique approach to delivering complete software release management solutions. With a combination of Addteq's services and our extensive list of partners,...
While not quite mainstream yet, WebRTC is starting to gain ground with Carriers, Enterprises and Independent Software Vendors (ISV’s) alike. WebRTC makes it easy for developers to add audio and video communications into their applications by using Web browsers as their platform. But like any market, every customer engagement has unique requirements, as well as constraints. And of course, one size does not fit all. In her session at WebRTC Summit, Dr. Natasha Tamaskar, Vice President, Head of C...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Outlyer, a monitoring service for DevOps and operations teams, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Outlyer is a monitoring service for DevOps and Operations teams running Cloud, SaaS, Microservices and IoT deployments. Designed for today's dynamic environments that need beyond cloud-scale monitoring, we make monitoring effortless so you...
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann and Aruna Ravichandran have been named Co-Chairs of @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo 2017. The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named “Platinum Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business – from apparel to energy – is being rewritten by software. From ...