Patients cut their healthcare costs by nearly 40 percent after four years.
Most states do not cover bariatric surgery under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) despite the need for effective treatments for obesity.
Bariatric patients reported being much more satisfied following surgery.
Data affecting all areas of medicine, from sexual health to cost savings, was released.
Fads, like strange diets and buying smaller plates, had their day, but the surgical community also has looked to create solutions.
This shortage is the subject of a film series, which got its start five years ago at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Conference.
Older patients can benefit from stem cell transplants.
These features may eliminate the need for additional saline suction ports or use of multiple electrodes.
Researchers studied nearly 72,000 patients who had bariatric surgery between the years 2010 and 2013.
The study found patients were more engaged overall while discussing anesthesia options.
Instead of giving anxious patients drugs before surgery, researchers suggest talking to them.
The system is capable of adjusting its path while drilling through bone to steer around sensitive tissue.
Dr. Paul Castellanos, a surgeon who piloted the system, shared his experience with the UltraPulse DUO.
His neurosurgeon said the man was lucky he arrived at the hospital when he did.
The 3D printing technology could help patients of all ages, including newborns.