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The Numbers Are In: Sleeve Represents 51% of All Bariatric Procedures Performed in the U.S. in 2014

The Numbers Are In: Sleeve Represents 51% of All Bariatric Procedures Performed in the U.S. in 2014

| July 1, 2015

A Message from Dr. Raul J. Rosenthal Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Chief of Staff, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; General Surgery Residency Program Director; and Director, Fellowship in MIS and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic […]

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The Most Important Voice—The Patient Voice Celebrating 10 Years of the Obesity Action Coalition

The Most Important Voice—The Patient Voice Celebrating 10 Years of the Obesity Action Coalition

| July 1, 2015

A Message from Dr. Christopher Still Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Colleagues, Throughout the […]

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Gastric Band Erosion into Colon and Stomach: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Gastric Band Erosion into Colon and Stomach: Case Report and Review of the Literature

| July 1, 2015

by Allison M. Barrett, MD, and Jonathan D. Klonsky, MD, FACS Drs. Allison M. Barrett and Jonathan D. Klonsky are from North Shore-LIJ, Hospital at Syosset, Syosset, New York. They are also Assistant Clinical Professors of Surgery, at Hofstra-North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, Hempstead, New York. ABSTRACT Gastric band erosion is a well-known though […]

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The History of Bariatric Surgery

The History of Bariatric Surgery

| July 1, 2015

The History of Bariatric Surgery: As Told by the Leaders Who Made it Happen This column is dedicated to telling the stories of leaders who have helped shape the field of bariatric surgery through their discoveries, teaching, and stewardship. Column Editor: George L. Blackburn, MD, PhD, FACS S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Nutrition; Associate Director, […]

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Guillain-Barré-like Syndrome after Bariatric Surgery

Guillain-Barré-like Syndrome after Bariatric Surgery

| July 1, 2015

by Natalia Bodunova, MD; Daniil Degterev, MD, PhD; Natalia Suponeva, MD, PhD; Evgeniy Zorin, MD, PhD Dr. Natalia Bodunova is a Scientific Associate at the Moscow Clinical Scientific Center in Moscow, Russia. Dr. Daniil Degterev is from the Department of Neurology, Moscow Clinical Scientific Center. Dr. Natalia Suponeva is Head of Neurology Unit for the […]

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Over Two Decades  of Progress: The Need for Updated Guidelines Governing Usage of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Over Two Decades of Progress: The Need for Updated Guidelines Governing Usage of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

| July 1, 2015

3rd World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes and the 2nd Diabetes Surgery Summit An Interview with David E. Cummings, MD, Professor of Medicine, Senior Investigator, Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Bariatric Times. 2015;12(7):19–21.   On September 28, 2015, London will host two seminal events: The 3rd […]

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ASMBS Foundation News and Update—July 2015

ASMBS Foundation News and Update—July 2015

| July 1, 2015

by Connie Stillwell, Executive Director of the ASMBS Foundation. Walk from Obesity Update. The ASMBS Foundation’s Walk from Obesity logo, website, and fundraising platform have all recently received a new look. The design of the Walk from Obesity website has been streamlined to allow for easier navigation and access to event locations. Website users can […]

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News and Trends—July 2015

News and Trends—July 2015

| July 1, 2015

IT’S TIME TO ACT ON OBESITY: ETHICON EXPANDS COMMITMENT TO HELP REVERSE THE DEVASTATING IMPACT OF METABOLIC DISEASES Cincinnati, Ohio—Ethicon announced a $3.2 million investment in clinical research to better understand how earlier surgical intervention may improve conditions such as obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. Through its Time to Act on Obesity commitment, Ethicon is […]

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