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A Memorable Visit with Dr. Edward E. Mason and Family

| September 17, 2014

Dear friends and colleagues, I just returned from Montreal, Canada, after attending the 19th World Congress of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders (IFSO 2014), organized by Dr. Michel Gagner, IFSO Program Director, Dr. Luigi Angrisani, IFSO Immediate Past President, Dr. Rudolf Weiner, IFSO President. Here is a picture of the […]

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Ask the Leadership: The First Annual National Obesity Collaborative Care Summit

| September 17, 2014

This column is dedicated to sharing the vast knowledge and opinions of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery leadership on relevant topics in the field of bariatric surgery. This Month’s Interview with: John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, Chief of the Section of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, , Stanford University, Stanford, […]

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The State of Obesity and Bariatric Surgery in Germany

| September 17, 2014

Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Trends Around the World The state of obesity and bariatric surgery varies from country to country. In this series, authors from around the world discuss obesity and bariatrics in their country, answering questions on the most recent trends, most frequently performed procedures, access to care, health coverage, requirements, accreditation, and cultural […]

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Checklist #24: Unusual Clinical Challenges in Bariatric Patients

| September 17, 2014

by Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and  Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS Column Editor Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; Director, General Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship in […]

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Bovine Pericardium in Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction in Patients with Obesity or Morbid Obesity

| September 17, 2014

The Hole in the Wall Column Editor: Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, Associate Director of the Bariatric Institute and Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida, and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Florida International University. Dedicated to providing a venue for interactive exchange of ideas, interesting topics, and surgical pearls from experts in […]

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The Bariatric Times Buyers Guide Celebrates its 10th Year in Publication

| August 10, 2014

Dear Readers of Bariatric Times: By the time you read this issue, we will be together in Montreal, Quebec, attending the 19th World Congress of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO 2014). You will not want to miss the Fifth International Conference on sleeve gastrectomy, including the live surgery day. […]

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Extreme Obesity, Surgical Weight Loss, and Cardiovascular Health

| August 10, 2014

by Peter N. Benotti, MD, The Obesity Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. ABSTRACT Severe obesity is a well-known risk factor for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Obesity is also a defining characteristic of the metabolic syndrome, a group of conditions associated with metabolic dysfunction and cardiovascular risk. The cardiovascular abnormalities that occur as a consequence […]

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Worldwide Obesity: Changing the Trend

| August 10, 2014

by Wendy Scinta, MD, MS Dr. Scinta is Medical Director, Medical Weight Loss of NY, BOUNCE Program for Childhood Obesity, Fayetteville, New York; Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York. Dr. Scinta is also Chief Medical Officer of 3 Pound Health, LLC. Bariatric Times. 2014;11(8):12–14. There is no question that […]

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