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History in the Making: 2016 Brings New Guidelines for the Surgical Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

History in the Making: 2016 Brings New Guidelines for the Surgical Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

| February 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Philip Schauer Philip Schauer, MD, 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. Dear Readers: Last year, two seminal events in our field occurred: The 3rd World Congress […]

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More Physicians Specializing in Obesity Treatment: Total Number of Obesity Medicine Specialists Nearly 1,600 after Most Recent Certifications

More Physicians Specializing in Obesity Treatment: Total Number of Obesity Medicine Specialists Nearly 1,600 after Most Recent Certifications

| February 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 Readers, The year […]

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Pregnancy after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Pregnancy after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

| February 1, 2016

A Retrospective, Observational Study from a Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Lilia Cafaro, MD; Claudio González, MD; Marisa Andreoni, Lic.; Veronica Bottino, Lic.; Adriana Immerso, Lic.; Ethel Hantzsch, Lic.; María F. González Bagnes, BSc; Oscar Brasesco, MD Lilia Cafaro, MD; Marisa Andreoni, Lic; Veronica Bottino, Lic.; Adriana Immerso, Lic.; Ethel Hantzsch, Lic.; and Oscar […]

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Billroth I versus II for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Amelioriation or Improvement?

Billroth I versus II for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Amelioriation or Improvement?

| February 1, 2016

An overview of a systematic review and meta-analysis by Yeongkeun Kwon, MD, and Sungsoo Park, MD, PhD Dr. Yeongkeun Kwon is from the Department of Family Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. Dr. Sungsoo Park is from the Department of Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine. Bariatric Times. 2016;13(2):8–10. Background The gastric bypass […]

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Bariatric Surgery, Hypogonadism, and Improvement in Sexual Function

Bariatric Surgery, Hypogonadism, and Improvement in Sexual Function

| February 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: Bariatric Surgery, Hypogonadism, and Improvement in Sexual Function by Fan Di […]

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Managing Outcomes, Meeting Expectations

Managing Outcomes, Meeting Expectations

| February 1, 2016

by Philip R. Schauer, MD Philip R. Schauer, MD, is Chief of Minimally Invasive General Surgery and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute. He is also Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He is Past President of the American Society for Metabolic […]

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News and Trends—February 2016

News and Trends—February 2016

| February 1, 2016

News from the American Board of Obesity Medicine American Board of Obesity Medicine Continues Rapid Growth—Diplomates in United States and Canada Soar to Nearly 1,600 Denver, Colorado—More than 400 physicians were certified as obesity medicine specialists last week, when the results of the 2015 American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) certification exam were released by […]

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Journal Watch—February 2016

Journal Watch—February 2016

| February 1, 2016

A quick look at the noteworthy articles in bariatric and metabolic research Health-related quality of life after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Amichaud R, Donatini G, Barussaud ML, Charalambous C, Ingrand I, Faure JP. Minerva Chir. 2016 Feb 4. [Epub ahead of print] Synopsis: BACKGROUND: Obesity has an impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and bariatric […]

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The Metabolic Center:  A New Approach for a New Disease

The Metabolic Center: A New Approach for a New Disease

| January 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Walter J. Pories Co-Author: Dr. Konstantinos Spaniolas Walter J. Pories, MD, FACS, Colonel, USA (Ret.), is Professor of Surgery, Biochemistry and Kinesiology, Department of Surgery, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. Konstantinos Spaniolas, MD, FACS, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Interim Chief of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive […]

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Bariatrics and Orthopedics Work Together in SWIFT Study: Evaluating Impact of Surgical Weight Loss on Joint Disease in Obese Patients

Bariatrics and Orthopedics Work Together in SWIFT Study: Evaluating Impact of Surgical Weight Loss on Joint Disease in Obese Patients

| January 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 Readers, I’d like […]

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