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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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Checklist #23: Vitamin Deficiency after Bariatric Surgery: Part 2

| August 10, 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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The American Society of Bariatric Physicians Annual Fall Symposium: Overcoming Obesity: Diagnose. Personalize. Treat.

| August 10, 2014

Medical Methods in Obesity Treatment This column is dedicated to providing information on the medical management of obesity, which includes diet, exercise, behavioral change, and medication. Column Editors: Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP Medical Bariatrician/Certified Medical Obesity Specialist/ Co-Medical Director, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center PLLC, Scottsdale, Arizona Wendy Scinta, MD, MS, FAAFP Medical Director, Medical […]

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The State of Obesity and Bariatric Surgery in Austria

| August 10, 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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Quota of 50 Anastomotic Procedures in 12 Months May Be Difficult to Achieve for Some Fellows

| July 10, 2014

Dear Readers of Bariatric Times: For those of you who did not have the opportunity to attend the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Spring Event in Miami, Florida, the conference was excellent. With an attendance of over 300 physicians and allied healthcare professionals, the success of this event sent our leadership a […]

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Body Contouring Procedures Could Contribute to the Long-term Success of Bariatric Patients in Maintaining Weight Loss

| July 10, 2014

Dear Bariatric Times Editor: As the number of bariatric procedures being performed has increased, so has the number of patients presenting for body contouring procedures after significant weight loss. Despite the desire of many post-bariatric patients to undergo these procedures, only 21 percent of patients actually undergo them.[1] Several barriers contribute to this low number, […]

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