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Book Review: Atlas of Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery

Book Review: Atlas of Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery

| June 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

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The use of robots in bariatric surgery—evaluating the evidence before being glamoured by new technology

| June 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Members of The Foundation for Surgical Fellowships meet for the first time— pledge to maintain transparency and continue postgraduate education in bariatric surgery

| May 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

May 2010 Editorial Message Dear Readers: I just returned from the 12th annual World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, meeting in Washington, DC, and, as is always the case, I was impressed with the precise organization and size of the meeting. I would like to congratulate Drs. Salky, Herron, and Schlachta for organizing this fantastic program. […]

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Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication: An Alternative Restrictive Bariatric Procedure

Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication: An Alternative Restrictive Bariatric Procedure

| May 19, 2010 | 7 Comments

by Almino C. Ramos, MD; Manoel Galvão Neto, MD; Josemberg Marins Campos, PhD; and Claudio Cora Mottin, PhD Drs. Neto and Ramos are from the Gastro Obeso Center in São Paulo, Brazil. Drs. Neto and Ramos are international consultants for Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Dr. Campos is from Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil. Dr. Mottin […]

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Preoperative Progressive Resistance Training Exercise for Bariatric Surgery Patients

Preoperative Progressive Resistance Training Exercise for Bariatric Surgery Patients

| May 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

by Samuel B. Wollner, BA; James D. Adair, MD; Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS; George L. Blackburn, MD, PhD Mr. Wollner is from the Center for the Study of Nutrition Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Adair is from the Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Jones […]

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Brachioplasty Following Massive Weight Loss

Brachioplasty Following Massive Weight Loss

| May 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

by Michele A. Shermak, MD, FACS Dr. Shermak is Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Bariatric Times. 2010;7(5):16–18

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Aetna Inc., UnitedHealthcare to Cover Sleeve Gastrectomy—ASMBS Announces Support of Policy Changes

| May 19, 2010 | 2 Comments

GAINESVILLE, Florida—The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) announced its support of recent policy changes by Aetna Inc. and UnitedHealthcare. The national health insurance companies will now cover laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, a newer method of bariatric surgery that is becoming increasingly popular as a treatment for morbid obesity.

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1st Panamerican Meeting on Diabetes Surgery

1st Panamerican Meeting on Diabetes Surgery

| May 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

São Paulo, Brazil, November 14–16, 2009 by Ricardo Cohen, MD; Luis Berti, MD; and Thomas Szego, MD Dr. Cohen is President of the 1st Panamerican Congress of Diabetes Surgery. Dr. Berti is President of the XI National Meeting of The Brazilian Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (SBCBM). Dr. Szego is President of the Brazilian […]

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Research Bites: Active Trials in Bariatric Surgery

| May 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

information provided by www.clinicialtrials.gov

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May 2010 News and Trends

| May 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Covidien Innovation: Delivered Mobile Surgical Tour Initiative Brings Single-Incision Laparoscopic Device and Groundbreaking Procedures to Surgeons around the Country NORTH HAVEN, Connecticut—BUSINESS WIRE—Covidien, a global provider of healthcare products, announced the launch of the “Innovation: Delivered” tour, a mobile program that will introduce surgeons, residents, nurses, and hospital administrators around the country to the SILS™ […]

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