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No Surprise: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Most Performed Operation in Asia-Pacific Region

No Surprise: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Most Performed Operation in Asia-Pacific Region

| May 11, 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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Treating Patients with “DIABESITY”: Challenges and Opportunities

Treating Patients with “DIABESITY”: Challenges and Opportunities

| May 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, When patients […]

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Early Technical and Perioperative Complications of Bariatric Surgery

Early Technical and Perioperative Complications of Bariatric Surgery

| May 1, 2015

by Tammy L. Kindel, MD, PhD and Corrigan L. McBride, MD Drs. Kindel and McBride are from the Department of Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center,Omaha, Nebraska. ABSTRACT In this review, the authors discuss the presentation and suggested management of technical, perioperative complications of bariatric surgery. This discussion does not […]

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The History of Bariatric Surgery: As Told by the Leaders Who Made it Happen

The History of Bariatric Surgery: As Told by the Leaders Who Made it Happen

| May 1, 2015

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

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A Defining Event for Diabetes Surgery

A Defining Event for Diabetes Surgery

| May 1, 2015

3rd World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes and the 2nd Diabetes Surgery Summit September 28–30, 2015, London, United Kingdom, Westminster Park Plaza Hotel An Interview with Prof. Francesco Rubino, MD, Chair, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, King’s College London, London, United Kingdom Bariatric Times. 2015;12(5):16–18. On September 28, 2015, London will host two […]

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Obesity’s Effects on Respiratory Mechanics in the Perioperative Period

Obesity’s Effects on Respiratory Mechanics in the Perioperative Period

| May 1, 2015

This column is written by medical students and is dedicated to reviewing the science behind obesity and bariatric surgery. Column Editor: Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts This month: Obesity’s Effects on Respiratory Mechanics in the Perioperative Period by Geneviève […]

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ASMBS Foundation News and Update-May 2015

ASMBS Foundation News and Update-May 2015

| May 1, 2015

by Connie Stillwell Walk from Obesity Update. April has kicked off the start of the 2015 Spring Walk from Obesity events. Lafayette General Bariatrics, in Lafayette, Louisiana, held their fourth annual Walk from Obesity event on April 11, 2015. While final participant numbers are still being calculated, the event was able to fundraise over $11,900 […]

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News and Trends-May 2015

News and Trends-May 2015

| May 1, 2015

Weill Cornell Investigators Discover a New Pathway that Prevents Chronic Inflammation in the Gut Investigators Show How Immune Cells are “Educated” Not to Attack Beneficial Bacteria NEW YORK, New York—An international research team led by Weill Cornell Medical College investigators has discovered an answer to why the human immune system ignores roughly 100 trillion beneficial […]

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