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Dr. Shillingford will be speaking at Northwest Medical Center’s Let’s Talk Health Lecture Series

When: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 7:30-8:30 amWhere: Northwest Medical Center Visit www.northwestmed.com/calendar for more information and to register for this free event. NWMC Bariatric Mailer Lecture Feb 2016

Tackling abdominal obesity with exercise and nutrition

Lifestyle programs focused on high-intensity interval training combined with nutritional counselling on the Mediterranean diet have shown dramatic results for improving the heart health of people with abdominal obesity, finds a study released at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. “Each of these lifestyle interventions alone is known to have an impact, […]

Techniques for Using Biologic Mesh in Hernia Repair: Clinical Experience With VERITAS Collagen Matrix

Despite some benefits over synthetic meshes, some biologic meshes possess features, such as a high elastin content or crosslinked rigidity, that make them a less optimal choice for specific procedures. VERITAS is a non-crosslinked biologic mesh comprised of bovine pericardium intended for use in reconstruction of the pelvic floor excluding […]

Ventral Hernia Repair: State of the Art, Current Challenges, and Future Directions

In May 2013, LifeCell Corporation sponsored a summit to discuss the evolution of ventral herniorrhaphy since the publication of the Ventral Hernia Working Group’s recommendations on techniques for repair of ventral hernia and grading of risk for surgical site occurrences. This monograph presents key points identified by the summit’s panel […]

Obesity may be caused by ‘hunger gene’

Some people are able to tuck into chocolate every day and not gain weight, while others struggle to keep their weight down regardless of what they eat. Exactly why this is has been unclear, but now researchers point to a genetic mutation as the cause. Researchers from the University of […]

No Major Complications in Most Teens Undergoing Weight-Loss Bariatric Surgery, Study Suggests

Most severely obese teenagers who underwent bariatric weight-loss surgery (WLS) experienced no major complications, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication. WLS is being used to treat severely obese adolescents but there are limited data about the surgical safety of these procedures. The volume of […]

GERD prevalence raised even in mild–moderate COPD, bronchiectasis

Researchers from Australia have found that the rate of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is twice as high in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchiectasis as in people without lung disease. Furthermore, the researchers found evidence for pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents among these patients which, if confirmed […]

In patients with acute cholecystitis, surgery should be performed immediately

There are no advantages to delaying surgery until antibiotic therapy has been administered for several weeks. After undergoing surgery performed within 24 hours of diagnosis, the patients have fewer complications, are back on their feet earlier, and can leave the hospital more quickly.

India to Cover Weight-Loss Surgery for MPs

As Indian waistlines expand, the Ministry of Health has decided to tackle the problem from the top and pay for some or all of the cost for weight-loss surgery for high-ranking government officials. Media Dr. Shillingford has given multiple talks on general surgery and weight loss surgery to the community […]

Diabetes May Be Worse for Women

Between men and women, diabetes doesn’t always play fair. Both sexes are just as likely to develop the disease. But science shows that women may fare worse once they have it, particularly in terms of heart health.

Bariatric Surgery versus Intensive Medical Therapy for Diabetes — 3-Year Outcomes

In short-term randomized trials (duration, 1 to 2 years), bariatric surgery has been associated with improvement in type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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