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New Report States the World is in “Nutrition Crisis:” How We Can Help Address the Double Disease Burden Caused by Poor-Quality Diets

New Report States the World is in “Nutrition Crisis:” How We Can Help Address the Double Disease Burden Caused by Poor-Quality Diets

| October 1, 2016

Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dear Colleagues, In a previous editorial, I discussed the different types of diets prescribed for weight loss and referenced clinical trials that discovered the […]

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CE for Nurses: Late Surgical Complications of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Afferent Limb and Marginal Ulcer

CE for Nurses: Late Surgical Complications of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Afferent Limb and Marginal Ulcer

| October 1, 2016

*This is a Complimentary Clinical Nursing Education Activity* Nurses: Earn 1 Contact Hour. Complimentary Continuing Education Course: Late Surgical Complications of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Afferent Limb and Marginal Ulcer Take the test at http://tinyurl.com/BTCEOctober2016 Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by October 1, 2017. Participants must answer at […]

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IFSO 2017: 22nd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders

IFSO 2017: 22nd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders

| October 1, 2016

London, United Kingdom August 29–September 2, 2017 by Cynthia-Michelle Borg, MD (Malta), MD (London), FRCS Cynthia-Michelle Borg, MD, is Scientific Co-Chair IFSO 2017 Bariatric and Upper GI Consultant Surgeon, University Hospital Lewisham, London, UK. Bariatric Times. 2016;13(10):20–21 A Message from Dr. Kelvin Higa, IFSO President Dear Readers, I am delighted to invite you to IFSO […]

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ObesityWeek 2016: Sessions Designed for the Integrated Health Audience

| October 1, 2016

This column is dedicated to covering a variety of topics relevant to the multidisciplinary care of the bariatric surgical patient. Column Editor: Christine Bauer, MSN, RN, CBN University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital, Havre de Grace, Maryland; President, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Integrated Health This month: ObesityWeek 2016: Sessions Designed for the […]

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News and Trends—October 2016

News and Trends—October 2016

| October 1, 2016

News from the American College of Surgeons First Report from Nationwide Bariatric Registry Examines the Outcomes of Common Surgical Techniques Used in Popular Weight Loss Procedures CHICAGO, Illinois—By analyzing information included in the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) database, the largest bariatric-specific nationwide registry, researchers found that laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, […]

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Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

| October 1, 2016

Original Cartoons by Walter J. Pories, MD, FACS Professor of Surgery, Biochemistry and Kinesiology, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

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Novel Treatments for Complications after Bariatric Surgery

Novel Treatments for Complications after Bariatric Surgery

| October 1, 2016

by [1]Julián Hernández and [2]Camilo Boza [1]Department of Digestive Surgery, Pontificia Universidad Católica De Chile; [2]Bariatric Surgery Unit, Department of Digestive Surgery, Clínica Las Condes Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research. 201610:3. DOI: 10.1186/s13022-015-0021-2 COMPETING INTERESTS: The authors declare that they have no competing interests. COPYRIGHT: © Hernández and Boza. 2016. This article is distributed […]

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“Bariatric Metabolic Surgery:”  The Correct Nomenclature for What We Do

“Bariatric Metabolic Surgery:” The Correct Nomenclature for What We Do

| September 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Mathias A.L. (MAL) Fobi Mathias A.L. (MAL) Fobi, MD, FACS, FICS, FACN, FASMBS, is a senior staff surgeon at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He has served as the President of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation (ASMBS Foundation), the California Chapter of the ASMBS […]

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Educate Your Patients on the Health Risks of Prolonged Sitting, Encourage Small but Significant Changes in Daily Routine to Stand Up to Obesity

Educate Your Patients on the Health Risks of Prolonged Sitting, Encourage Small but Significant Changes in Daily Routine to Stand Up to Obesity

| September 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Christopher Still Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dear Colleagues, We have seen more research released on the dangers of too much sitting. One of these […]

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Illinois Association of Bariatric Surgeons

Illinois Association of Bariatric Surgeons

| September 1, 2016

New Series! American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery State Chapter Spotlight This column is dedicated to providing the history of and updates on the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery State Chapters. This Month: Illinois Association of Bariatric Surgeons by Vafa Shayani, MD, FACS, FASMBS, State Chapter President Dr. Shayani is Chairman, Department […]

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