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Turkey Creek Medical Center Tennova Center for Surgical Weight Loss

| April 12, 2013

Knoxville, Tennessee by Jessica Flanary, RN, BA, BSN, CBN

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Introducing “Ask the Leadership.” This month ASMBS President-Elect Dr. Ninh Nguyen Discusses the Controversy Surrounding Accredited Bariatric Centers

| March 18, 2013

Dear friends, colleagues, and readers of Bariatric Times: With the advent of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and the previous popularity and, in my opinion, excessive use of laparoscoping adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), we have seen a large number of gastric bands being removed and converted to either a Roux-em-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) or LSG.

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NEW COLUMN: Ask the Leadership with Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS

| March 18, 2013

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’s Interview: Ninh T. Nguyen, MD, FACS, Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California; President-Elect, The American Society for Metabolic […]

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Checklists in Bariatric Surgery: Management of Hernias during Bariatric Surgery

| March 18, 2013

by Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and  Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS Welcome to “Checklists in Bariatric Surgery.” This column’s aim is to help bariatric surgeons quickly review the reasons for potential problems when caring for bariatric patients.

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Recommended Levels of Carbohydrate after Bariatric Surgery

| March 18, 2013

by Silvia Leite Faria, MSc, RD; Orlando Pereira Faria, MD;  Mariane de Almeida Cardeal; Heloísa Rodriguez de Gouvêa; Cynthia Buffington, PhD; and Margaret Furtado, MSc, RD

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How to Convert an Adjustable Gastric Band Procedure to a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

| March 18, 2013

This column recruits expert surgeons to share step-by-step technical pearls on bariatric procedures. Column Editors: Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS This Month’s Technique: How to Convert an Adjustable Gastric Band Procedure to a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass This Month’s Featured Experts: Natan Zundel, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Professor […]

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Successful Anesthetic Management of Rigid Bronchoscopy-Guided Percutaneous Tracheostomy in a Patient with Morbid Obesity

| March 18, 2013

This ongoing column is authored 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 This month’s installment by: Nicholas Wasson, MD, and Stephanie B. Jones, MD Dr. Nicholas Wasson is a Clinical Fellow, Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical […]

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Countdown to Obesity Week 2013

| March 18, 2013

Interview #3: Francesca Dea Starting in 2013, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS) will co-locate their respective annual meetings under one roof. Obesity Week™ 2013 marks the beginning of an annual collaborative event addressing obesity—a chronic and multifaceted metabolic disease. Leading up to Obesity Week 2013, Bariatric […]

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Helping Your Patients Achieve Exercise Success

| March 18, 2013

by Diane E. Weiman, A.C.E. CERTIFIED Diane Weiman (A.C.E certified) is an exercise specialist for Upper Chesapeake Bariatric Surgery at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, Maryland.

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“Medicine is Changing and So Should We:” Commentary on the New Proposed Guidelines of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

| February 21, 2013

Dear friends, colleagues, and readers of Bariatric Times: By now you may be familiar with the controversy that was recently unleashed following the release of the new suggested guidelines and standards for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)/American College of Surgeons (ACS) accreditation program called the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and […]

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