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Unity Hospital Bariatric Center: Fridley, Minnesota

| January 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

TELL US ABOUT THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LEAD STAFF AT YOUR FACILITY. The Unity Hospital Bariatric Center has three dedicated bariatric surgeons, specially trained bariatric nurse clinicians, bariatric dietitians, a bariatric exercise specialist, and multiple support groups. The center was started in July, 1996, when Dr. Daniel R. Baker submitted a proposal for […]

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Rhabdomyolysis Following Bariatric Surgery

Rhabdomyolysis Following Bariatric Surgery

| December 17, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Pedro Paulo Tanaka, MD and Jay B. Brodsky, MD Dr. Tanaka is Visiting Associate Professor (Anesthesia), Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, and Associate Professor (Anesthesia), Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil; and Dr. Brodsky is Professor (Anesthesia), Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Therapists in Search of a Treatment Model: Adapting a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Model for Eating Disorders to a Bariatric Surgery Population

| December 17, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Merle C. Goldberg, LCSW; and Heidi M. Limbrunner, PsyD Merle Goldberg is in private practice in Silver Spring, Maryland, and is co-author of Weight Loss Surgery: Is It Right For You and My Thin Excuse: Understanding, Recognizing and Overcoming Eating Disorders. Heidi M. Limbrunner, PsyD, is with Southeast Psychological Services in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Exploring the Use of Mindful Eating Training in the Bariatric Population

Exploring the Use of Mindful Eating Training in the Bariatric Population

| December 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Terri Bly, PsyD; Megrette Fletcher Hammond, MEd, RD, CDE; Roger Thomson, PhD; and Paul Bagdade, PhD Terri Elofson Bly, PsyD, conducts preoperative psychological assessments for surgical weight loss programs in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and leads several monthly bariatric support groups. Megrette Fletcher Hammond, MEd, RD, CDE, is a registered dietitian and diabetes educator […]

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Slim the Italian Way: A Weight Loss Surgeon’s Guide to Losing Weight

| December 8, 2007 | 0 Comments

Reviewed by Liz Goldenberg MPH, RD, CDN Liz is with NY Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell College of Medicine of Cornell University, Department of Surgery, New York

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Support Versus Therapy: Have You Got It Right?

| November 14, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Julie M. Janeway, BBA, MSA, JD; and Karen Sparks, BBA, MBEd INTRODUCTION With regard to the provision of bariatric support group services, there exists a debate as to whether support groups are appropriate forums for group therapy and counseling, or are better utilized as a place for patients to find support, information, skills, techniques, […]

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The Education of the Medical Student with Regard to Obesity

| October 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

by H. David Reines, MD Dr. Reines is Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, Inova Fairfax Hospital; Professor of Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia.

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Open Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A Footnote in the History of Bariatric Surgery or a Viable Entity?

| October 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Kenneth B. Jones, Jr., MD, FACS Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana.

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

| October 10, 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

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Myth? Myth? Yes! Top 10 Myths About Laparoscopic Gastric Bands

| October 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Jeff Allen, MD Dr. Allen is Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

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