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Will 2015 Bring Intragastric Balloon Approval to the United States? Start Preparing for This New Treatment Modality

| December 10, 2014

Dear Friends and Colleagues: With the holiday season upon us, and 2015 around the corner, it seems like Obesity Week 2014 was a long time ago. For those of you who were unable to attend, let me summarize this event as the most powerful one I have ever attended. Obesity Week 2014 drew over 5,000 […]

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Advancements in Obesity Treatment for the Low BMI Patient Population: Part 2

| December 10, 2014

This column investigates current research in the surgical and clinical aspects of obesity treatment and educates bariatric care professionals on the most up-to-date information on emerging technologies in the field. Part 2: The Outside the United States Perspective An Interview with Gontrand López-Nava, MD Bariatric Endoscopy Unit, Madrid Sanchinarro University Hospital, Madrid, Spain Theodore Ngatchu, […]

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Contrave: A New Tool for the Medical Weight Loss Community

| December 10, 2014

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 Weight Loss of NY, BOUNCE Program […]

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Checklist#27: Legal Issues in Bariatric Surgery

| December 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 Department of Surgery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center honors Dr. George Blackburn

| December 10, 2014

by Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS Dr. Jones is Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts Bariatric Times. 2014;11(12):14-15. At Harvard Medical School, George is the first incumbent S. Daniel Abraham Chair, a Professor of Surgery/Nutrition, and the Associate Director of Nutrition in the Division of […]

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Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Support of Bariatric Surgery Patients: The Impact of the 2013 Update on the Role of Psychology

| December 10, 2014

This column is dedicated to covering a variety of topics relevant to the multidisciplinary care of the bariatric surgical patient. Column Editor: Christine Bauer, MSN, RN, CBN University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital, Havre de Grace, Maryland; President, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Integrated Health This month: Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Support […]

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From Residency to Fellowship: Two Fellows’ Journeys

| December 10, 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.   This month: From Residency  to Fellowship:  Two Fellows’ Journeys […]

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The Medical Student Notebook

| December 10, 2014

This column is written by medical students and is dedicated to reviewing the science behind obesity and bariatric surgery. Lesson #2 discusses pathophysiology, clinical consequences, and management of nutritional changes in the bariatric patient. Column Editor: Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center […]

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