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Reflecting on My Term as ASMBS President, Updates from the Society, and Remembering Ronald “Ronnie” H. Clements, MD

Reflecting on My Term as ASMBS President, Updates from the Society, and Remembering Ronald “Ronnie” H. Clements, MD

| May 1, 2017

A Message from Dr. Raul J. Rosenthal Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; 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 Florida, Weston, Florida […]

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Obesity and Diabetes Take Top Spots in Study on Preventable Life-years Lost in the United States Population

Obesity and Diabetes Take Top Spots in Study on Preventable Life-years Lost in the United States Population

| May 1, 2017

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. Dear Readers, We now have another alarming fact about the disease of obesity—according to recent research; it is […]

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Reflections of a Past President: The ASMBS Presidency Exit Interview of Dr. Raul J. Rosenthal

Reflections of a Past President: The ASMBS Presidency Exit Interview of Dr. Raul J. Rosenthal

| May 1, 2017

An Interview with: Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; 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 Florida, […]

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In Memoriam:  Ronald “Ronnie” H. Clements, MD

In Memoriam: Ronald “Ronnie” H. Clements, MD

| May 1, 2017

by Wayne J. English, MD, FACS; D. Brandon Williams, MD, FACS; Matthew D. Spann, MD, FACS; and Chetan V. Aher, MD Wayne J. English, MD, FACS, is Associate Professor of Surgery and Director, Vanderbilt Center for Surgical Weight Loss, Nashville, Tennessee. D. Brandon Williams, MD, FACS, is Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, […]

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Collaborative Advocacy against the Rising Tide of Obesity: A Winning Strategy Pays Off in South Carolina

Collaborative Advocacy against the Rising Tide of Obesity: A Winning Strategy Pays Off in South Carolina

| May 1, 2017

by John D. Scott, MD, and Natalie Heidrich John D. Scott, MD, is Associate Professor of Surgery with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina; Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Director for the Bariatric Surgical Program of Greenville Health System; Assistant Program Director for Greenville Health System General Surgery Residency Program […]

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SOARD Journal Club— A Dedicated Forum for the Critical Analysis of SOARD Publications

SOARD Journal Club— A Dedicated Forum for the Critical Analysis of SOARD Publications

| May 1, 2017

by Haris A. Khwaja, MD, DPhil., FRCS, and Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS Haris A.Khwaja, MD, DPhil, FRCS, is from Phoenix Health Bariatric Surgery Supercenter, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, United Kingdom. Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, is from the Department of General and Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Texas Health Science […]

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ASMBS Foundation News and Update: May 2017

ASMBS Foundation News and Update: May 2017

| May 1, 2017

by Connie Stillwell Ms. Stillwell is the Executive Director of the ASMBS Foundation. Cookbook Now Available! Under the lead of our current board president, Dr. Marina Kurian, we have worked tirelessly to bring you our newest cookbook entitled “Deliciously Healthy! Recipes from Around the Country.” Hundreds of recipes were submitted, reviewed, edited, cooked and photographed […]

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An Update from the ASMBS Integrated Health President

An Update from the ASMBS Integrated Health President

| May 1, 2017

This column is dedicated to covering a variety of topics relevant to the multidisciplinary care of the bariatric surgical patient. Column Editor: Karen Flanders, MSN, CNP, CBN Winchester Hospital, Winchester, Massachusetts; President, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Integrated Health This month: An Update from the ASMBS Integrated Health President by Karen Flanders, MSN, […]

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News and Trends: May 2017

News and Trends: May 2017

| May 1, 2017

Mental Health does Not Affect Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Results New Study Compares Bariatric Surgery Outcomes According to Preoperative Mental Illness SILVER SPRING, Maryland—People with pre-existing mental health conditions had nearly identical results in weight loss after bariatric surgery as compared to those with no known mental health conditions. Published in Obesity, the scientific journal […]

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Journal Watch: Mortality Studies in Bariatric Surgery Patients

Journal Watch: Mortality Studies in Bariatric Surgery Patients

| May 1, 2017

Mortality following bariatric surgery compared to other common operations in Finland during a 5-year period (2009-2013). A nationwide registry study. Böckelman C, Hahl T, Victorzon M. Obes Surg. 2017 Apr 5. [Epub ahead of print] Synopsis: A concern regarding the safety of bariatric surgery may explain the fact that only a minor fraction of morbidly […]

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