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The Countdown Has Begun: The American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2014 and Obesity Week 2014

| October 13, 2014

Dear friends and colleagues, In this issue of Bariatric Times, we present our 25th installment of “Checklists in Bariatric Surgery.” This checklist is for strictures after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). At my center, we have a 0.6-percent incidence of strictures after LSG, so we find this to be a rare complication. However, we believe it […]

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The Medical Student Notebook

| October 13, 2014

This column is written by medical students and is dedicated to reviewing the science behind obesity and bariatric surgery. Lesson #1 explores topics in gastrointestinal physiology and discusses the implications of gastric bypass surgery for each subject. Column Editor: Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School Vice Chair, Beth Israel […]

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Nutritional Management of the Bariatric Athlete

| October 13, 2014

by Silvia Leite Faria, MSc, RD, PhD; Orlando Pereira Faria, md; Mariane de Almeida Cardeal; and Caroline Soares Menezes Silvia Leite Faria, MSc, RD, PhD; Orlando Pereira Faria, MD; Mariane de Almeida Cardeal; and Caroline Soares Menezes are from Gastrocirurgia de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: The author reports no conflicts […]

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Checklist #25: Diagnosis and Management of Strictures after Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

| October 13, 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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ASMBS Foundation News and Update-October 2014

| October 13, 2014

October 2014 by Connie Stillwell Ms. Stillwell is the Executive Director of the ASMBS Foundation. The 2nd Annual L.E.A.D. Awards. The 2nd Annual L.E.A.D. Awards will be held in conjunction with Obesity Week 2014 on Monday, November 3 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. Each year the ASMBS and ASMBS Foundation […]

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Taking Bariatric Safety to the Next Level

| October 13, 2014

by Philip R. Schauer, MD; James W. Saxton, Esq; and Amanda R. Budak, RN, CBN, PhD Dr. Schauer is Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic. He is a past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and is a leading physician quality […]

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New Column! The Foundation for Surgical Fellowships: Impacting the Future of Surgical Training

| October 13, 2014

This column aims to educate individuals and organizations about the importance of the work that the Foundation for Surgical Fellowships is doing to ensure the funding that leads to the innovative training for surgeons to apply the principles of advanced surgical techniques in patient care. by Adeena N. Bleich, MAOM, and Dennis L. Fowler, MD, […]

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The Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE) Program: Promoting Operating Room Safety

| October 13, 2014

by Pascal Fuchshuber, MD, PhD, FACS; Amin Madani, MD; Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS; and Steven Schwaitzberg, MD Dr. Fuchshuber, Hepatobiliary and Oncologic Surgery, Associate Professor of Surgery, UCSF, NSQIP Physician Lead, NCAL Region, The Permanente Medical Group, Inc., Walnut Creek, California. Dr. Amin Madani, Division of General Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. […]

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