bariatric surgery Archives
Patient’s care journey included LVAD, bariatric surgery, transplant
Sep. 15, 2022—When Veronica Llamas-Barajas received a heart transplant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in April, it was the culmination of a seven-year journey.
Bariatric surgery gave LVAD patient second chance at life
Jan. 13, 2022—Veronica Llamas-Barajas is the first LVAD patient at Vanderbilt to undergo bariatric surgery.
Weight Loss Center at VWCH helps expand bariatric surgery options
Apr. 13, 2021—In May 2020, dangerously high blood pressure put 44-year-old Kristian Wernet in the hospital, a tipping point that led him to become one of the first individuals to have gastric bypass surgery at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) as a patient of the new Vanderbilt Weight Loss Center in Lebanon, Tennessee.
Bile acids mediate metabolic benefits of weight-loss surgery
Jan. 10, 2019—A team of Vanderbilt investigators has pinpointed the role of bile acids and a specific signaling pathway in the positive metabolic effects of weight-loss surgery.
Investigators find that bile acids reduce cocaine reward
Aug. 30, 2018—Bile acids — gut compounds that aid in the digestion of dietary fats — reduce the desire for cocaine, according to a new study by researchers at Vanderbilt and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
My Southern Health: Four myths and facts about weight-loss surgery
Nov. 10, 2017—Weight-loss surgery is very effective helping some people lose 50 to 75 percent of excess body weight, producing great control of health conditions and improving quality of life. There are several myths associated with surgery; here they are with the facts.
Vanderbilt mourns loss of former Bariatric Surgery director Clements
Jan. 20, 2017—Ronald Clements, M.D., professor of Surgery and the past director of Bariatric Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, died Jan. 19 at home surrounded by his family. He was 50.
Balloon system offers non-surgical weight loss option
Dec. 8, 2016—If you’ve got excess pounds to lose but don’t qualify for bariatric surgery, a new non-surgical, fully reversible weight loss option will soon be offered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).
VPMM symposium to explore bariatric surgery’s development
Jan. 7, 2016—The development of bariatric surgery as a treatment for obesity and type 2 diabetes will be explored during this year’s “bench-to-bedside” symposium Jan. 13 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The symposium, organized by the Vanderbilt Program in Molecular Medicine (VPMM), will feature the perspectives of clinicians, researchers and patients. It will be held from 5...
Study to compare benefits of bariatric surgery methods
Sep. 3, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers are participating in a national study to compare the health benefits and safety of three main methods of bariatric, or weight-loss surgery.
Bariatric surgery’s metabolic impact to be explored
Dec. 19, 2013—Vanderbilt University researchers have received a two-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study a mouse model of the metabolic and hormonal changes caused by bariatric surgery.