Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, MD

Chief Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

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New Study Claims Bariatric Surgery Can Rewire Brain

New Study Claims Bariatric Surgery Can Rewire Brain

According to this new study by the University of Missouri-Kansas City, people who go under the knife for weight loss surgery are less attracted to food after the procedure than those who just elect to diet to lose weight. American scientists looked at the brain scans of 16 people who lost weight from bariatric surgery and 15 patients who lost excessive weight through dieting. The study’s researchers found that those who had gastric banding surgery showed less interest in food presented to them following their operations. Those who lost weight the traditional way found food more meaningful. Continue reading

Obese Teenagers at Higher Risk for Kidney Damage Or Abnormal Kidney Function

Obese Teenagers at Higher Risk for Kidney Damage Or Abnormal Kidney Function

According to a new study by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, one in 5 severely obese teenagers show abnormal kidney function. This study was presented on April 25 at the National Kidney Foundation’s 2014 Spring Clinical Meeting. This is the first study to document kidney function associated with a large group of obese teenagers. Continue reading

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela Boasts No Patient Complication Rates for the 2014 Year

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela Boasts No Patient Complication Rate in 2014

(PRLEAP.COM) January 3, 2015 – Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, a metabolic and bariatric surgeon, boasts no complications, deaths or major incidents for her weight loss surgery patients for 2014. Dr. Valenzuela works for Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC), the #1 provider of weight loss surgery in Mexico. Continue reading

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela Attends the IFSO Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela Attends the IFSO Conference

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, a weight loss surgeon with Mexico Bariatric Center, attends the IFSO in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The IFSO, the International Federation Surgery for Obesity, conference allowed Dr. Valenzuela to expand her knowledge and keep abreast of the latest information on bariatrics and obesity. Continue reading

Skipping Breakfast Proven Not To Be As Bad For Weight Loss After All

Skipping Breakfast Proven Not To Be As Bad For Weight Loss After All

It was recently assumed that skipping breakfast could cause you to gain weight or avoid losing weight, but a new study shows this may not actually be the case. It is not to say that you should skip breakfast now, as it is still good for you to maintain a healthy lifestyle and give you energy for the day, but it might not be bad for weight loss, according to the study released in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Continue reading

Substantial Weight Loss Shown For Obese Patients Three Years After Surgery

Substantial Weight Loss Shown For Obese Patients Three Years After Surgery

A recent study published in Journal for American Medical Association showed that during 3-year follow-up visits after weight loss surgery, extreme weight loss was displayed. This especially occurred in patients who were deemed severely obese as a result of their body mass index number. Most of the weight loss occurred during the first year; however there was some changes in the amount of weight loss as a result of the patient’s diabetes diagnosis (if applicable), blood pressure reading (both before and after) and also lipid outcomes. Continue reading

Rise in Cosmetic Surgery in Minorities: 2013 Statistics

Rise in Cosmetic Surgery in Minorities: 2013 Statistics

According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, plastic surgery is becoming a growing trend for minorities. These individuals seek to enhance their differences rather than make changes that would shed their ethnicity altogether. Their study shows that both facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery has increased exponentially among minorities and has increased by four times for Asian-Americans and more than 3 times for African Americans. Hispanics surgeries have more than doubled. Caucasians have only shown a 34% increase in procedures. Continue reading

Study Believes Gut Sleeve May Help Sidestep Weight Loss Surgeries

Study Believes Gut Sleeve May Help Sidestep Weight Loss Surgeries

A new study from the University of Cincinnati and Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen in Germany found on rats that when a removable silicone intestinal barrier tube was used the same amount of weight loss occurred. With nearly two-thirds of Americans being overweight or obese, it’s no surprise that an easier procedure used to help patients lose weight is needed. Continue reading

Experts Say Women Should Wait At Least A Year Before Trying to Get Pregnant After Bariatric Surgery

Experts Say Women Should Wait At Least A Year Before Trying to Get Pregnant After Bariatric Surgery

According to a literature review published in The Obstetrician & Gynecologist women should wait a minimum of a year before trying to conceive following any weight loss surgery. The review looks closely at the advantages and limitations that bariatric surgery has as well as the safety involved. Continue reading

Study Reports that 30-minute Workout More Effective Then Hour-long Session for Weight Loss

Study Reports that 30-minute Workout More Effective Then Hour-long Session for Weight Loss

The battle of the bulge against obesity is ongoing. However new research from the researchers at the University of Copenhagen could help those battling obesity get healthy quicker. Continue reading

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