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Surgical Pearls: The Intragastric Balloon Procedure

Surgical Pearls: The Intragastric Balloon Procedure

| October 8, 2015

Surgical Pearls: Techniques in Bariatric Surgery Column Editors: Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS This Month’s Technique: The Intragastric Balloon Procedure This Month’s Featured Experts: Gontrand Lopez-Nava, MD Bariatric Endoscopy Unit, Madrid Sanchinarro University Hospital, Madrid, Spain Nicole Peña, MD Clinical Professor of Medicine, Universidad Pedro Henriquez Urena (UNPHU), […]

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Single Anastomosis Gastric Bypass in a Patient with Morbid Obesity and Midgut Malrotation

Single Anastomosis Gastric Bypass in a Patient with Morbid Obesity and Midgut Malrotation

| October 8, 2015

by Ajay H. Bhandarwar, MBBS, MS (Surgery), FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, fbms; Chintan B. patel, MS (Surgery), FMAS, FIAGES, fbms; Pravin N. Tungenwar, MS (Surgery), FMAS, FIAGES; Amol N. Wagh, MS (Surgery), FMAS, FIAGES, FICS, fbms; Saurabh S. Gandhi, MS (Surgery), FMAS, FIAGES Dr. Bhandarwar is a Professor at the Grant Government Medical College & […]

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Vagal Blocking Therapy:  An Overview of How it Works and Review of Available Literature

Vagal Blocking Therapy: An Overview of How it Works and Review of Available Literature

| October 8, 2015

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. This month: Vagal Blocking Therapy: An Overview of How it Works and Review of Available Literature by Sagar V. Mehta, MD St. Luke’s Weight Management […]

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The History of Bariatric Surgery: Introducing a New Bariatric Procedure:  Clinical Trials of Gastric Banding

The History of Bariatric Surgery: Introducing a New Bariatric Procedure: Clinical Trials of Gastric Banding

| October 8, 2015

by Paul O’Brien, MD, FRAS Dr. Paul O’Brien is the head of the Centre for Bariatric Surgery in Melbourne, Australia, and Emeritus Professor of Surgery at Monash University. He was Head of the University’s Department of Surgery at the Alfred Hospital from 1986 to 2004. He founded the Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) […]

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Metabolic  Surgery:  A Revolution or an Evolution?

Metabolic Surgery: A Revolution or an Evolution?

| October 8, 2015

This column is dedicated to sharing the vast knowledge and opinions of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery leadership on relevant topics in the field of bariatric surgery. This month: METABOLIC SURGERY: A Revolution or an Evolution? Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD, FACS, HonFRCS Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, Owen H. & Sarah […]

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News and Trends—October 2015

News and Trends—October 2015

| October 8, 2015

American College of Surgeons Launches Enhanced “Surgery Career Connection” Powered by YourMembership Chicago, Illinois—The American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced the launch of Surgery Career Connection, a new career center that connects surgeons across all disciplines and career stages with employers offering career opportunities. Surgery Career Connection is powered by YourMembership, a provider of job […]

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Journal Watch—October 2015

Journal Watch—October 2015

| October 8, 2015

A quick look at the noteworthy articles in bariatric and metabolic research Effect of Bariatric Surgery vs Medical Treatment on Type 2 Diabetes in Patients With Body Mass Index Lower Than 35: Five-Year Outcomes. Hsu CC, Almulaifi A, Chen JC, Ser KH, Chen SC, Hsu KC, Lee YC, Lee WJ. JAMA Surg. 2015 Sep 16:1-8. […]

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Bariatric Times e-Newsletter September 2015: #2

Bariatric Times e-Newsletter September 2015: #2

| September 20, 2015

News and Announcements Mildly Obese Diabetics: Surgery May Offer 5-Year Control  In a study of mildly obese East Asian patients with type 2 diabetes, 64% of patients who had bariatric surgery attained complete or partial diabetes remission that lasted 5 years, and they maintained a mean weight loss of 21%. In contrast, fewer than 3% […]

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Bariatric Times e-Newsletter—September 2015: #1

Bariatric Times e-Newsletter—September 2015: #1

| September 2, 2015

News and Announcements Savings in Medical Expenditures Associated with Reductions in Body Mass Index Among US Adults with Obesity, by Diabetes Status   The prevalence of obesity has more than doubled in the USA in the past 30 years. Obesity is a significant risk factor for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other clinically significant co-morbidities. This […]

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Know What Your Patients are Taking, Including Over-the-Counter Medicines, Supplements, and Functional Foods

Know What Your Patients are Taking, Including Over-the-Counter Medicines, Supplements, and Functional Foods

| September 1, 2015

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, Welcome to […]

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