Aetna Requirement for Bariatric Surgery

FDA Approves Contrave, Prescription Weight-Loss Pill

i Oct 23rd No Comments by

Approved in early September 2014, Contrave offers another weight loss option for the more than one-third of Americans who are obese. The new drug is the third prescription weight-loss drug to be approved since 2012, the others being Belviq and Qsymia. It has been approved for both obese patient as well as those overweight with high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes among other risk factors. (more…)

Is a Nerve Blockage Device More Effective than Lifestyle Change Alone?

i Oct 9th No Comments by

Obesity is about more than just the way a person looks. Obese individuals face a greater chance of suffering comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and sleep apnea. It is for these reasons that many individuals are seeking alternatives to changing their diet and exercising. Those suffering from obesity are looking to bariatric surgery for resolution. Along with bariatric surgery are some side effects and recovery that patients are not excited about. (more…)

Food Capsules Instead of Weight Loss Surgery for Combating Obesity

i Jul 31st No Comments by

New research is leading the way in the belief that food capsules that fool the body into believing it has a full stomach may be the key to managing the obesity epidemic that seems to be afoot in Britain. London scientists think that capsules that replicate the results of gastric bypass surgery and making the body feel as if the stomach is full could be the answer. The research may be a path to new treatment options for type 2 diabetes and obesity, according to researchers from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. (more…)

The Connection Between Mental Health and Bariatric Surgery

i Jul 24th No Comments by

Bariatric surgery is one of the most common methods of taking control of obesity. The weight loss from surgery can be dramatic and not every patient is a good candidate for weight loss surgery. Even the individuals that are good candidates for the surgery can often benefit from a preoperative psychosocial evaluation. (more…)