News : 2012

Effectiveness of Bariatric Surgery in Reducing Weight and Body Mass Index Among Hispanic Adolescents

Ethnic minority adolescents, Hispanics in particular, are disproportionately affected by extreme obesity and its associated co-morbidities. Bariatric surgery is one of the few effective treatments for morbid obesity, yet little information about weight outcomes after surgery in this demographic are available

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Dr De la Cruz-Muñoz and patient recognized by the Miami Marlins

Dr De la Cruz-Muñoz and patient recognized by the Miami Marlins

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Amanda Rodriguez talks at the news conference as researcher Sarah Messiah, Ph.D., and her dad Mario listen.

Bariatric Surgery Helps Teenager Gain New Confidence and Health

Once weighing close to 300 pounds, Amanda Rodriguez was already pre-diabetic in high school, where she could not climb the stairs. Now, the substantially slimmer 19-year-old is much healthier and happier, a transformation she owes to the bariatric surgery she underwent at University of Miami Hospital the day before she turned 17.

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