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June 28th, 2018

Why Is it Taking So Long for us to Embrace Bariatric Surgery?

For years, we’ve been guided by the basic principle that diet and exercise staves off obesity, and that eating sugar and living a sedentary lifestyle makes us fat. However, studies have shown that this just isn’t true…at least, it’s not …

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May 25th, 2018

Dr. Michel Gagner to Participate in AIS World Bariatric Series 2018

Along with three prominent bariatric surgeons, Dr. Michel Gagner will perform a live surgery as part of the AIS World Bariatric Surgery Series for the purposes of education and surgical training experience. The first part of the series is scheduled …

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May 3rd, 2018

Obesity Paradox Debunked by Researchers in UK

The Obesity Paradox is, to put it simply, a theory that obesity has more positive health effects on some populations. As the theory goes, body fat is thought to protect the body’s organs in the elderly and in people with …

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March 26th, 2018

A Decrease in Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Bariatric Surgery

A French study conducted between 2008 and 2009 showed that almost half of bariatric surgery patients stopped taking their anti-diabetes medication within six years of their surgery. Of the many bariatric surgeries studied, the biggest drop in anti-diabetes and insulin …

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February 2nd, 2018

Dr. Michel Gagner Performs All-New Type of Surgery

Clinique Michel Gagner was recently featured in Le Journal de Montreal for performing the country’s first non-invasive bariatric surgery of its kind, called aspiration therapy. The surgery will be performed on Hélène Sénécal-Blanchet, a Quebecoise woman suffering from obesity and …

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November 29th, 2017

Bariatric Surgeries on the Rise; Sleeve Gastrectomy at Top

According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), bariatric surgeries in the US has risen by 10 percent since last year, with the sleeve gastrectomy continuing to be the main procedure with gastric bypass coming into second. …

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November 1st, 2017

How Well Are We Treating Obesity in Canada: A Quick Overview

When it comes to access to bariatric surgery in Canada, our country’s report card could be better. The highest score we received was a C for waiting times between consultations and surgery, which doesn’t even apply to all provinces. Part …

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October 30th, 2017

Constats sur la chirurgie bariatrique: Des résultats positifs dévoilés à la conférence FALS 2017

Du 6 au 8 octobre dernier, 180 chirurgiens bariatriques ont eu la chance de recevoir une formation dans le cadre d’un programme organisé par la Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons (IAGES) pour une deuxième édition à Mumbai. Lors de cet …

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October 17th, 2017

Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Developing Certain Cancers

According to the American Centre of Disease Control (CDC) Newsroom, there is a strong link between being overweight or obese and cancer. In fact, these recent CDC findings link as many as 13 different types of cancer to obesity. While …

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October 5th, 2017

Dr. Gagner to Debate at IBC World Congress at Oxford University

Between March 26th and 27th, Dr. Michel Gagner will take part in a debate with Dr. David Kerrigan over the motion that “staple line reinforcement with buttressing should be the standard of care in sleeve gastrectomy.” The debate is to …

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