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An Unusual Late Complication following Open Undivided Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

An Unusual Late Complication following Open Undivided Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

| May 1, 2016

by Wasef Abu-Jaish, MD, FACS; Tristan McKnight, MS-III; Conor O’Neill, MD Dr. Abu-Jaish is from The University of Vermont College of Medicine and The University of Vermont Medical Center. Mr. McKnight is a third-year medical student at The University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. O’Neill is a PGY III surgical resident at The University […]

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IFSO 2016: 21st World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders

IFSO 2016: 21st World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders

| May 1, 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil • September 28–October 1, 2016 by Natan Zundel, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Manuela Mazzarella Manuela Mazzarella, IFSO Executive Secretary, Naples, Italy. Natan Zundel, MD, FACS, is Clinical Professor of Surgery, Florida International University College of Medicine, Miami, Florida; President, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders. Bariatric Times. […]

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News and Trends—May 2016

News and Trends—May 2016

| May 1, 2016

No Decline in Obesity Rates among American Children, New Study Finds Rates of severe obesity continue to present a serious public health threat, researchers say Durham, North Carolina—The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) announced results from a study that finds no evidence of a decline in obesity prevalence in any age group, despite reports to […]

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Announcing the ASMBS Community Surgeons Committee: Promoting a Stronger Connection between Surgeon and Society

Announcing the ASMBS Community Surgeons Committee: Promoting a Stronger Connection between Surgeon and Society

| April 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Alan Wittgrove Alan Wittgrove, MD, FASMBS, is Medical Director of Wittgrove Bariatric Center in La Jolla, California. He is a past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dear Readers: I’d like to begin by expressing how happy I am that Dr. Raul Rosenthal has been elected and […]

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Body Mass Index as Measure of Metabolic Health: One Size May Not Fit All

Body Mass Index as Measure of Metabolic Health: One Size May Not Fit All

| April 1, 2016

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, I’m pleased […]

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My Experience Performing the First Telesurgical Procedure in the World

My Experience Performing the First Telesurgical Procedure in the World

| April 1, 2016

by Jacques Himpens, MD, PhD Watch the Video: Robotic Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Jacques Himpens, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the European School of Laparoscopic Surgery and Chief of Bariatric Surgery at the CHIREC Hospital, Brussels, Belgium, and St. Blasius General Hospital, Dendermonde, Belgium. In 1977, he graduated cum laude from the Catholic […]

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Meralgia Paresthetica in Patients with Obesity

Meralgia Paresthetica in Patients with Obesity

| April 1, 2016

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, FASMBS Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts This month: Meralgia Paresthetica in Patients with Obesity by David J. Lee Medical […]

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United We Stand: Inspiring Health

United We Stand: Inspiring Health

| April 1, 2016

Obesity Action Coalition to Host its 5th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention August 25–28, 2016 • Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center • Washington, DC by Lloyd Stegemann, MD, FASMBS Lloyd Stegemann, MD, FASMBS, is a private practice bariatric surgeon in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dr. Stegemann is a member of the American Society for […]

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ASMBS Foundation News and Update—April 2016

ASMBS Foundation News and Update—April 2016

| April 1, 2016

by Connie Stillwell Ms. Stillwell is the Executive Director of the ASMBS Foundation. Welcome New Officers! The Foundation welcomed Marina Kurian, MD, as President of the ASMBS Foundation. Dr. Kurian has served as a board member since 2012, and is past Foundation Secretary/Treasurer. Her term continues through 2018. Keith Kim, MD, has filled the role […]

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Welcome to Yuma Regional Medical Center Bariatric Surgery Program Yuma, Arizona

| April 1, 2016

by Candice Jensen, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Candice Jensen is surgeon and founder of the Bariatric Surgery Program at Yuma Regional Medical Center, Yuma, Arizona. Bariatric Times. 2016;13(4):25–28. Bariatric Center Spotlight: This column is dedicated to featuring accredited bariatric centers around the world, with a focus on their facilities, staff, statistics, processes, technology, and patient […]

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