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2014

 
Men do not seek obesity surgery as soon as they should

Even though obesity affects women and men equally, a UC Davis study shows that obese women are four times more likely than obese men to seek weight-loss surgery. When they do see a bariatric surgeon, male patients tend to be older, more obese and sicker than women. 


 

A new sense of freedom. Bariatric surgery and lifestyle changes helped Detra Fullmer reach her goal

Like most surgeries, bariatric (weight loss) surgery has its risks. One is that, if healthy lifestyle changes are not made, patients can regain some or all of that lost weight.


 

2013

Biggest weight losers don stylish clothing after doffing pounds

SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — When it comes to weight-loss surgery, Rafael Torres is happy to be a role model for others, even when it means becoming a model for the latest in fashion. The 41-year old Sacramento resident plans to proudly show off his new, healthy physique at UC Davis Medical Center’s 10th annual bariatric fashion show.


2012

Media advisory: UC Davis Bariatric Surgery patients celebrate weight-loss success with fashion show

The 9th annual UC Davis Bariatric Fashion Show. Each year, the UC Davis Bariatric Surgery Program spotlights gastric bypass patients as they model fashions for business, leisure and formal occasions. This year's event features 12 men and women, who have lost more than 1,200 pounds combined in the months following their gastric bypass operations. The models will share brief personal stories and photos from their battles with extreme weight and then walk the runway in the latest fashions from local clothing stores.


2010

New study may explain how weight-loss surgery reverses type 2 diabetes

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A team of researchers, led by a UC Davis veterinary endocrinologist, has shown for the first time that a surgical procedure in rats that is similar to bariatric surgery in humans can delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. The researchers also have identified biochemical changes caused by the surgeries that may be responsible for that delay.


 

The Biggest Winners: Fashion show showcases UC Davis weight-loss surgery patients

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Lisa Humble isn't normally a fashion model. But this Friday night, the Sacramento resident will showcase her renewed health and improved figure as she glides past a supportive audience of friends and family at a UC Davis Medical Center event celebrating weight-loss surgery success stories.


 

Fashion show showcases UC Davis weight-loss surgery patients

Every year, the UC Davis Bariatric Surgery Program shines a spotlight on its gastric bypass patients as they model fashions for business, leisure and formal occasions. Each model is introduced with a personal story and before-and-after photos. The weight losses allow the models to show off clothing and styles they never before dreamed they could wear.


2008

Models of success

(Sacramento, Calif.) — Fashion show features UC Davis' weight-loss surgery patients. Also, see KOVR news coverage [video]


2006

UC Davis Bariatric Surgery Program awarded "Center of Excellence" designation

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — The American Society for Bariatric Surgery has designated UC Davis as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.


 

Obesity surgery success stories

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — UC Davis Medical Center fashion show spotlights gastric bypass patients


2005

Obesity surgery success stories

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — The American Society for Bariatric Surgery has designated UC Davis as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.


 

UC Davis Bariatric Surgery Program designated as a Blue Cross "Center of Expertise"

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — UC Davis Medical Center’s bariatric surgery program was designated this month as a Blue Cross of California “Center of Expertise.”