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The History of Bariatric Surgery: Forty Years in Bariatric Surgery

The History of Bariatric Surgery: Forty Years in Bariatric Surgery

| August 1, 2015

by Mathias A.L. (MAL) Fobi, MD, FACS, FICS, FACN, FASMBS Dr. Mathias A.L. Fobi is a senior staff surgeon at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He was one of the founding members of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) in 1983. He has served as the President of the American Society […]

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General Anesthesia for Vaginal Delivery of Twins in an Anticoagulated Obese Woman

General Anesthesia for Vaginal Delivery of Twins in an Anticoagulated Obese Woman

| August 1, 2015

This ongoing column is written by members of the International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP), an organization dedicated to the bariatric patient. Column Editor: Stephanie B. Jones, MD Dr. Jones is Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School and Vice Chair for Education, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Beth […]

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News and Trends: August 2015

News and Trends: August 2015

| August 1, 2015

FDA Approves THE ReShape™ INTEGRATED DUAL BALLOON SYSTEM, A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND NON-Surgical Weight Loss PROCEDURE FOR People with Mild to moderate Obesity SAN CLEMENTE, California—ReShape Medical® announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the ReShape™ Integrated Dual Balloon System, a first-of-its-kind non-surgical weight loss procedure for people with mild to moderate obesity. […]

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Bariatric Times Reader Survey: JUNE 2015

Bariatric Times Reader Survey: JUNE 2015

| August 1, 2015

In June 2015, Bariatric Times published a brief report on a recent United States court case (Access article here: http://bariatrictimes.com/united-states-federal-court-decision-may-impact-the-bariatric-community/.[1,2] The main debates from the case were issues of patient eligibility, body mass index criterion for bariatric surgery, and informed consent. Respondents included bariatric surgeons and members of integrated health (N=237). All answers were kept […]

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The Numbers Are In: Sleeve Represents 51% of All Bariatric Procedures Performed in the U.S. in 2014

The Numbers Are In: Sleeve Represents 51% of All Bariatric Procedures Performed in the U.S. in 2014

| July 1, 2015

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

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The Most Important Voice—The Patient Voice Celebrating 10 Years of the Obesity Action Coalition

The Most Important Voice—The Patient Voice Celebrating 10 Years of the Obesity Action Coalition

| July 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, Throughout the […]

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Gastric Band Erosion into Colon and Stomach: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Gastric Band Erosion into Colon and Stomach: Case Report and Review of the Literature

| July 1, 2015

by Allison M. Barrett, MD, and Jonathan D. Klonsky, MD, FACS Drs. Allison M. Barrett and Jonathan D. Klonsky are from North Shore-LIJ, Hospital at Syosset, Syosset, New York. They are also Assistant Clinical Professors of Surgery, at Hofstra-North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, Hempstead, New York. ABSTRACT Gastric band erosion is a well-known though […]

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The History of Bariatric Surgery: My Life in Metabolic Surgery

The History of Bariatric Surgery: My Life in Metabolic Surgery

| July 1, 2015

by Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD Dr. Henry Buchwald is from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bariatric Times. 2015;12(7):12–14. This column is dedicated to telling the stories of leaders who have helped shape the field of bariatric surgery through their discoveries, teaching, and stewardship. Column Editor: George L. Blackburn, MD, PhD, FACS S. Daniel Abraham […]

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Guillain-Barré-like Syndrome after Bariatric Surgery

Guillain-Barré-like Syndrome after Bariatric Surgery

| July 1, 2015

by Natalia Bodunova, MD; Daniil Degterev, MD, PhD; Natalia Suponeva, MD, PhD; Evgeniy Zorin, MD, PhD Dr. Natalia Bodunova is a Scientific Associate at the Moscow Clinical Scientific Center in Moscow, Russia. Dr. Daniil Degterev is from the Department of Neurology, Moscow Clinical Scientific Center. Dr. Natalia Suponeva is Head of Neurology Unit for the […]

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Over Two Decades  of Progress: The Need for Updated Guidelines Governing Usage of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Over Two Decades of Progress: The Need for Updated Guidelines Governing Usage of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

| July 1, 2015

3rd World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes and the 2nd Diabetes Surgery Summit An Interview with David E. Cummings, MD, Professor of Medicine, Senior Investigator, Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Bariatric Times. 2015;12(7):19–21.   On September 28, 2015, London will host two seminal events: The 3rd […]

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