Tag Archives: Surgery

• Do gastric bypass patients trade blubber for booze?

Do gastric bypass patients trade blubber for booze?

People who undergo gastric bypass may eat less after surgery, but new research suggests they compensate by consuming more of something else. Booze – and lots of it. Gastric bypass patients are more likely to become alcoholics after surgery – and twice as likely to enter an alcohol treatment program – compared with people who […]

• Having surgery? Take your breathalyzer. Surgeons who drink more prone to mistakes

Having surgery? Take your breathalyzer. Surgeons who drink more prone to mistakes

Even 24 hours later, surgeons who drink more prone to mistakes. Hospitals or healthcare organizations may want to consider putting rules into place on how much alcohol a surgeon may consume on the day before working in the operating room, suggests a new study in the Archives of Surgery. “Historically, the medical profession has had […]