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Temporary Covered Stents for the Treatment of Anastomotic Leaks Following Gastric Bypass Surgery

Temporary Covered Stents for the Treatment of Anastomotic Leaks Following Gastric Bypass Surgery

| April 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Jerome Lyn-Sue, MD; Kimberley Steele, MD; Michael A. Schweitzer, MD; Thomas Magnuson, MD; Anne Lidor, MD; Anirban Gupta, MD; and Patrick Okolo, MD. All from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. Introduction Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the most effective and most commonly performed bariatric surgical procedure in the United States.1 While improvements […]

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An Interview…Discussing Obesity, Bariatric Surgery, and the Betsy Lehman Report with George L. Blackburn, MD

| April 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

You place a high level of importance on the multidisciplinary team and mention that this is an important part of the Betsy Lehman Report. Why is it so important to have a multidisciplinary care team within bariatric surgery? Severe obesity is a multifaceted disease; thus the treatment needs to be multidimensional. Staff that make up […]

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Micronutrient and Macronutrient Needs in Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Patients

| March 10, 2008 | 2 Comments

by Dana Swilley, RD Ms. Swilley is with the Section of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, UCLA Division of General Surgery

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Five Minutes with…Joan Carroll, PhD

| March 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

A New Link: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding and Reduction in Insulin Resistance Dr. Joan Carroll is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Her research focuses on the cardiovascular and endocrine effects of obesity. As part of the North Texas Healthy Heart […]

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Discussing Obesity and the Law with Walter Lindstrom

| March 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

Mr. Lindstrom is from the Obesity Law and Advocacy Center, the first practice of its kind and the leading advocate for the rights of persons suffering from obesity and morbid obesity, and is a member of the faculty of training courses for the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the American College of […]

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Introduction to Body Contouring after Bariatric Surgery

Introduction to Body Contouring after Bariatric Surgery

| March 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Constance M. Chen, MD, MPH; Lidie Lajoie, BA; Robert T. Grant, MD; and Jason A. Spector, MD From the Division of Plastic Surgery, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York

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1st Annual Metabolic Surgery Summit

| March 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Melissa Cuesta-Gonzalez, LPN Ms. Cuesta-Gonzalez is Bariatric Coordinator, Surgical Weight Loss Institute, Coral Gables, Florida.

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Book Review: Life After Gastric Bypass

| March 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

Reviewed by Giselle G. Hamad, MD, FACS Dr. Hamad is Assistant Professor of Surgery, Obesity Surgery, UPMC Weight Management Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Metabolic Surgery Center at Baptist Hospital: Nashville, Tennessee

| March 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

TELL US ABOUT THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LEAD STAFF AT YOUR FACILITY. The Metabolic Surgery Center at Baptist Hospital currently has four surgeons, four nurses, and 11 staff members. Surgeons include Albert T. Spaw, MD, and Charles E. Morton, III, MD, who serve as co-medical directors, and George B. Lynch, MD, and James […]

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Laparoscopic Conversion of Failed Gastric Bypass to Duodenal Switch

Laparoscopic Conversion of Failed Gastric Bypass to Duodenal Switch

| February 28, 2008 | 1 Comment

Manish Parikh, MD; and Michel Gagner, MD, FRCSC, FACS Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida Objective. To report preliminary outcomes after laparoscopic conversion of gastric bypass to biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch for weight loss failure. Design. Retrospective chart review. Setting. Academic tertiary referral center. Participants. Twelve patients with weight loss […]

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