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Adolescent Bariatric Surgery: Acknowledging a Knowledge Gap while Providing Needed Healthcare

| December 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Marc P. Michalsky, MD, and Thomas H. Inge, MD

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New Column—Ed Mason at Large

New Column—Ed Mason at Large

| December 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

This ongoing column is dedicated to sharing with readers the life and experiences of Dr. Edward Mason. Welcome from Column Editor Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN It is with great honor and delight to coordinate this new column “Ed Mason at Large.” For those who know Dr Mason, it will be enlightening to learn more […]

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ASMBS Foundation News and Update—December 2011

| December 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

December 2011 by David Provost, MD

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News and Trends—December 2011

| December 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

Medicare Announces that it will Now Pay for Obesity Counseling WASHINGTON, District of Columbia (MedPageToday.com and ABC News)—The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare announced that it will pick up the tab for obesity screening and intensive behavioral counseling. CMS, which first floated the obesity coverage plan last September, said it expects more […]

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New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery

New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery

| December 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Knoxville, Tennessee by Jama Stinnett, LPN, CPH, Office Manager, New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery, Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Patients with Morbid Obesity are Often in Denial of Their Condition

| November 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

Dear readers of Bariatric Times, I cannot believe that it is already November and the holiday season is upon us. This month, I urge you to read the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) News and Update by Dr. Robin Blackstone. This installment contains information with which readers should become familiar, such as […]

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Management of Paraesophageal Hernias in Patients with Morbid Obesity

Management of Paraesophageal Hernias in Patients with Morbid Obesity

| November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Elizabeth Paulus, MD; Aziz M. Merchant, MD; and Edward Lin, DO, FACS Drs. Paulus and Merchant are from Synergy-Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Saginaw, Michigan; Dr. Lin is from Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Emory Endosurgery Unit, Atlanta, Georgia.

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Taking the Battle for Access to Washington, DC

Taking the Battle for Access to Washington, DC

| November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and Their Partners Educate Elected Officials and Policymakers on the Importance of Access to Bariatric Surgery by Joe Nadglowski Joe Nadglowski is President and CEO of the OAC and Executive Director of the ASMBS Foundation. Bariatric Times. 2011;8(11):14–15

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Creating Bariatric Surgery Advocates: Why it is Critical to Educate Primary Care Physicians

| November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP Dr. Still is 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. This article contains a complimentary physician handout. To downloadable PDF […]

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ASMBS News and Update—November 2011

ASMBS News and Update—November 2011

| November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

November 2011 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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