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ASMBS Foundation News and Update—April 2012

| April 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

by David Provost, MD

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ASMBS News and Update—April 2012

ASMBS News and Update—April 2012

| April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

by Robin L. Blackstone, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Blackstone is President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and Medical Director, Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Center, Scottsdale, Arizona.

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News and Trends—April 2012

| April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

CLEVELAND CLINIC STUDY SHOWS BARIATRIC SURGERY IMPROVES, REVERSES DIABETES—Significant Decreases in Blood Sugar May Lead to Fewer Medications CLEVELAND, Ohio (Cleveland Clinic)—Overweight, diabetic patients who underwent bariatric surgery achieved significant improvement or remission of their diabetes, according to new research from Cleveland Clinic.

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Postoperative Care and the Self-Paying Patient: Sometimes Surgeons Need to Compromise to Save Patients the Expense of Presenting to the Emergency Room with Unclear Symptoms

| March 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers of Bariatric Times: I just returned from San Diego, California, where I attended the annual meeting of the The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). This conference was, as in previous years, another great success orchestrated by program co-directors Drs. Daniel Scott and Daniel Jones. The highlights of this meeting were […]

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How to Place an Adjustable Gastric Band

How to Place an Adjustable Gastric Band

| March 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Column Editors: Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS This month’s technique: Adjustable Gastric Banding: Part 1—How to Place an Adjustable Gastric Band This Month’s Featured Experts: Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Director of Bariatric Surgery, Hamilton Medical Center, Dalton, Georgia; Co-Director of Bariatric Surgery, Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tennesee […]

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Measuring the  Cost of Surgical Complications: How Surgeon Outcomes Impact Cost in the BLIS Insurance Model

Measuring the Cost of Surgical Complications: How Surgeon Outcomes Impact Cost in the BLIS Insurance Model

| March 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

by Regi Schindler BLIS, Inc., Portland Oregon

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Bariatric Surgery: The Road Ahead

| March 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Metabolic Applied Research Strategy Initiative—Bariatric Surgery: Beyond Restriction and Malabsorption Part 1: Bariatric Surgery: The Road Ahead by Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD, and Randy J. Seeley, PhD Abstract The Metabolic Applied Research Strategy is a multi-year, multi-generational collaborative research program between the Massachusetts General Hospital, the University of Cincinnati, and Ethicon Endo-Surgery. Its […]

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ASMBS News and Update—March 2012

| March 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

by Robin L. Blackstone, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Blackstone is President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and Medical Director, Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Center, Scottsdale, Arizona We are Aligned and Poised for Great Success On March 7, 2012 the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the American College of […]

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First Annual Canadian Bariatric Surgery Summit

First Annual Canadian Bariatric Surgery Summit

| March 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Toronto, Ontario, December 2–3, 2011 by Karthik Raj, BA Karthik Raj is the Research Project Coordinator, Surgical Education and Innovation, Department Of Surgery, St. Michael’s-Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, Toronto, Ontaroio.

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Northern Minnesota Weight Management Clinic at Deer River Health Care Center

Northern Minnesota Weight Management Clinic at Deer River Health Care Center

| March 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

by Carol Church, RN, MS, MA, CNS-BC

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