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Obesity Viewed as Big a Health Threat as Cancer, But Many Have Misperceptions About Treatment

A recent study reveals, Americans understand the obesity epidemic, ranking it above heart disease and as serious as cancer. However many may have misperceptions on the treatment options.

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ASMBS Survey Makes Headlines Across America

Societal views on obesity, willpower and how these affect treatment options and access to care.

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Long-term Consequences of Chronic Proton Pump Inhibitor Use October 2016

There has been some recent controversy around the use of certain medications for the treatment of reflux. The commonly used class of medication called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) have been common place for the treatment of GERD, however new data shows concern for long-term usage.

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5-year study confirms long-term safety, efficacy of LINX procedure for GERD

Magnetic sphincter augmentation with the LINX Reflux Management System was shown to provide safe and sustained control of GERD symptoms at 5 years in a recent study. The LINX (magnetic sphincter augmentation, Torax) procedure is an alternative to fundoplication that entails a minimally invasive laparoscopic implantation of a small device made of interlinked titanium beads […]

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Metabolic Surgery in the Treatment Algorithm for Type 2 Diabetes: A Joint Statement by International Diabetes Organizations

The American Diabetes Association has conducted an analysis on the role of metabolic and bariatric surgery in the treatment of diabetes. Based upon the current literature at a recent diabetes summit, they issued a joint statement by International Diabetes Organizations that metabolic & bariatric surgery demonstrated long-term benefits and should be included in the treatment options for type 2 diabetes.

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About Alleghenies Surgical

Alleghenies Surgical is proud to serve the Johnstown area to include the surrounding Cambria and Somerset counties. We have a team of highly trained professional staff members that are dedicated to handling your surgical needs. Our surgeons are highly experienced and caring surgeons. They offer weight loss (bariatric) surgery, minimally invasive (laparoscopic) general surgery procedures, as well as endoscopy (scopes) services. In addition to providing scheduled and emergency general surgical services for patients, we also specialize in anti-reflux surgical procedures like the LINX procedure.

Alleghenies Surgical specializes in a variety of metabolic and bariatric surgical procedures like the Lap-Band, Gastric Sleeve, and Gastric Bypass procedures for weight loss.

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Alleghenies Surgical
600 Somerset Avenue
Windber, PA 15963
Fax (814) 467-4751