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Internal Hernia after Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: A Review of the Literature

| April 26, 2007 | 17 Comments

by Louis O. Jeansonne IV, MD; Craig B. Morgenthal, MD; Brent C. White, MD; and Edward Lin, DO All from Emory Endosurgery Unit, Emory University School of Medicine Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LGBP) has been shown to be an effective treatment for morbid obesity, both in terms of weight loss and improvement in multiple comorbidities. […]

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Microbial Influences on Weight Regulation

| April 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Louis J. Aronne, MD, FACP, and Kathy Keenan Isoldi, MS, RD, CDE The increased prevalence of obesity has undoubtedly been influenced by a multitude of factors. Some factors are obvious, such as an increased consumption of calories and decreased usage of energy. There are, however, more subtle instigators in the development of obesity. For […]

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On the Air with…Nicola Scopinaro, MD

| April 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

Interviewed by Kelvin Higa, MD, FACS The US experience with the jejunoileal (J-I) bypass was bittersweet. It was an effective weight loss and metabolic instrument, but the side effects, complications, and nutritional consequences gave us a healthy respect for malabsorption. I was recently invited to the Società Italiana di Chirurgia dell’Obesità in Florence, Italy, celebrating […]

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Transfer of Addiction and Considerations for Preventive Measures in Bariatric Surgery: Part II

| April 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

INTRODUCTION As professionals in the field of weight loss surgery, it is crucial that we continue to explore the impact of the addiction factor after bariatric surgical procedures. Further, we must educate patients and families on the possibility of transferring from one type of unhealthy behavior (excessive consumption of food) to other forms of behavior […]

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An Interview with Alan C. Wittgrove, MD

| April 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

To what do you attribute the growth of obesity in our population? Dr. Wittgrove: Obesity is such a complex disease. It is certainly rooted in genetics, but there are so many environmental issues that influence the overall expression of the genetic potential. The fact that we are less active and have more carbohydrates in our […]

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Patients in Despair: Weight Regain after a Primary Bariatric Surgery Procedure

| April 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Robin Blackstone, MD, FACS; David Engstrom, PhD; and Lisa Rivera, MPH INTRODUCTION Bariatric surgery is achieving increasing acceptance for the treatment of obesity. Obesity-and its role as the central paradigm of modern disease- is slowly penetrating into the consciousness of affected people, and they are increasingly hopeful of remission or cure from their medical […]

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Weight Loss Surgery at Kettering Medical Center-Sycamore Miamisburg Ohio

| March 25, 2007 | 0 Comments

 

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Five Minutes with Alison G. Hoppin, MD – Assessment and Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

| March 25, 2007 | 0 Comments

Alison G. Hoppin, MD, is Associate Director for Pediatric Programs, Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center; Attending Physician in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.Bariatric Times • March 2007 How are children and adolescents physically and emotionally unique in the field of obesity? Dr. Hoppin: No general […]

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Understanding Bariatric Risk—A Legal, Clinical, and Customer Service Focus

| March 25, 2007 | 0 Comments

by James W. Saxton, JD; Maggie M. Finkelstein, JD; and Susan Gallagher Camden, RN, MSN, PhD All from Stevens & Lee, Lawyers and Consultants This second installment of our newest Bariatric Times column serves to answer all of your legal, managerial, treatment-related, and universal bariatric questions. Keep in the loop simply by reading your fellow […]

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Alcohol Use and Health Risks: Survey Results

| March 25, 2007 | 2 Comments

by Cynthia K. Buffington, PhD INTRODUCTION As discussed in the recent October issue of Bariatric Times, gastric bypass surgery may enhance alcohol sensitivity by altering the rate that alcohol is absorbed or metabolized. Such changes in alcohol sensitivity and clearance significantly increase the risk for alcohol toxicity and its deleterious consequences (i.e., liver disease, cardiomyopathy, […]

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