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American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program (ACS BSCN): An Evolution in Quality

| October 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Angela Armijo, MBA, CAE

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ASMBS Foundation News and Update—October 2011

| October 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

David Provost, MD

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Part 2: A Proposal: Designating Qualified Bariatric Aftercare Programs and Providers to Aid in Long-term Bariatric Patient Followup

| October 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Eric J. DeMaria, MD Dr. DeMaria is from New Hope Wellness Center, Raleigh, North Carolina. Bariatric Times. 2011;8(10):26 I have heard the same question over and over again from patients during my 20 years in the field bariatric surgery—“Why isn’t there a bariatric primary care provider I can see?” I have sat in on […]

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Proper Follow Up after Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding is the Responsibility of both the Patient and Doctor

| September 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times readers: I just returned from the XVI World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), which took place August 31 to September 3, 2011, in Hamburg, Germany. The meeting was a great success. Congratulations to Sylvie Weiner and Dr. Rudolph Weiner on the impeccable organization […]

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How to Perform an Antiobstruction Stitch

How to Perform an Antiobstruction Stitch

| September 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

This Month’s Featured Expert Robert E. Brolin, MD, FACS Dr. Brolin is Adjunct Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Director, Bariatric Surgery University Medical Center at Princeton, New Jersey. Bariatric Times. 2011;8(9):8–9

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Early Complications of 120 Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication Procedures

Early Complications of 120 Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication Procedures

| September 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Youssef Andraos, MD; Dany Ziade, MD; Rana Achcouty, MD; and Mariette Awad, PhD Dr. Andraos is Chief, Department of Bariatric Surgery, Abou Jaoude Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon; Dr. Ziade is Chief, Department of Anesthesiology, Abou Jaoude Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon; Dr. Achcouty is an anesthesiologist, Abou Jaoude Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon; and Professor Awad is Assistant Professor, […]

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Gastric Banding and the Fine Art of Eating

Gastric Banding and the Fine Art of Eating

| September 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

by Paul O’Brien, MD Dr. O’Brien is from the Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Bariatric Times. 2011;8(9):18–21

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Management of Large Left Upper Quadrant Air-Fluid Collection after Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

| September 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ask the Experts: Dilemmas in Bariatric Surgery This Month’s Dilemma: Management of Large Left Upper Quadrant Air-Fluid Collection after Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy This Month’s Featured Expert: Alex Gandsas, MD, MBA, FACS

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Part 1: A Proposal: Why We Need a New Aftercare Plan

| September 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Eric J. DeMaria, MD Dr. DeMaria is from New Hope Wellness Center, Raleigh, North Carolina. In the first installment of this column, I discussed long-term care after bariatric surgery. This month is a bit of a sequel, and I actually have some good news: I have heard from many of our colleagues in the […]

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ASMBS News and Update—September 2011

| September 22, 2011 | 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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