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Keeping the Bariatric Patient’s Skin Intact

| May 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

May 2011 This is a CE-accredited article. Instructions and post-test are available HERE. by ‘Lissa Clark, RN, BSN, MSN, CNE, and Joyce M. Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN Dr. Black is Associate Professor of Nursing, Department of Adult Health and Illness, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. Ms. Clark is Instructor of Nursing, Department […]

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Physician Compensation 2011: How Much am I Worth?

| May 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Bruce Maller; Robin Blackstone, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS

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NewStart Surgical Weight Management Program at St. Alexius Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

| May 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Kerrie Warne, Director, NewStart, St. Alexius Hospital Acknowledgment: The author would like to thank Ms. Stephanie Stemmler, media liason for St. Alexius Hospital, for her assistance with the preparation of this article.

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American Heart Association States Bariatric Surgery Has Benefits that May Outweigh Hazards

| April 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times fans: I’d like to start this editorial by briefly mentioning two articles on obesity and its treatment. The first article by Poirier et al[1] details the scientific statement from the American Heart Association on bariatric surgery and cardiovascular risk, which states that people with severe obesity benefit from weight loss surgery. The […]

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Therapeutic Treatment Options for Osteoporosis in the Surgical Weight Loss Population

| April 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Siggi Ming, MS, ARNP, NP-C, and Russell S. Gornichec, MD, FACS Ms. Ming and Dr. Gornichec are both from the Weight Loss Center of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. financial disclosure: Ms. Ming and Dr. Gornichec report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article.

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Updating Criteria for Weight Loss Surgery

| April 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Richard J. Joseph, BS; George L. Blackburn, MD, PhD; and Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS Mr. Joseph and Dr. Blackburn are from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Center for the Study of Nutrition Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Jones is from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Boston, Massachusetts.

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The Hole  in the Wall with Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS

The Hole in the Wall with Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS

| April 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dedicated to providing a venue for interactive exchange of ideas, interesting topics, and surgical pearls from experts in repair of abdominal wall defects as they relate to bariatric surgery

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Maintaining Dignity of Patients with Morbid Obesity in the Hospital Setting

Maintaining Dignity of Patients with Morbid Obesity in the Hospital Setting

| April 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

This is a CE-accredited article. Instructions and post-test are available HERE. by Shirley A. Thomas, RN, MPA, and Mary Lee-Fong, RN-C, MSN Ms. Thomas is the nurse manager of the Vascular and GI Surgery and Telemetry Unit and Bariatric Consultant at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. She serves on the National Association of […]

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ASMBS Foundation News and Update—April 2011

| April 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Kelvin Higa, MD, FACS Dr. Higa is President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation; Clinical Professor in Surgery, University of California San Francisco, Fresno; and Director, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Fresno, California.

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Mechanisms of Metabolic Bone Disease in Bariatric Surgery Patients

| April 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

This ongoing column is dedicated to providing evidence-based bites of information for the clinician on nutritional considerations in the bariatric patient. This Month’s Contributor: Liz Goldenberg, MPH, RD, CDN Ms. Goldenberg is a nutritionist at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell College of Medicine of Cornell University, Department of Surgery, New York, New York. Bariatric […]

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