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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in Modern Bariatric Surgery

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in Modern Bariatric Surgery

| November 1, 2017

by Diana Miao, BA Diana Miao, BA is with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author reports no conflict of interest related to the content of this article. Abstract: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a rare complication of Roux-en- Y gastric bypass, but was relatively common following jejunoileal bypass (JIB) […]

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American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery State Chapter Spotlight: Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean State Chapter

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery State Chapter Spotlight: Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean State Chapter

| November 1, 2017

by Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Michel Murr, MD, FACS Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is an associate chairman of the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute and Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of General and Vascular Surgery, as well as director of the fellowship program in advance MIS and Bariatrics, for the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida. Michel Murr, MD, FACS, […]

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ASMBS Obesity Political Action Committee: Where We Are and Where We are Going

ASMBS Obesity Political Action Committee: Where We Are and Where We are Going

| November 1, 2017

This column is dedicated to sharing the vast knowledge and opinions of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery leadership—past and present—on relevant topics in the field of bariatric surgery Ask the Leadership with Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS This month’s interview with: John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS,FASMBS John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, […]

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ASMBS Foundation News and Update: November 2017

ASMBS Foundation News and Update: November 2017

| November 1, 2017

  by Connie Stillwell Ms. Stillwell is the Executive Director of the ASMBS Foundation. Bariatric Times. 2017;14(11):25. LEAD Awards. The ASMBS Foundation’s annual LEAD Awards ceremony will be held on October 30 in conjunction with Obesity Week 2017. Each year, we honor members of the metabolic and bariatric surgery community who have shown outstanding leadership […]

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October 2017 Digital Edition

October 2017 Digital Edition

| October 1, 2017

Click the cover below to access the October 2017 digital edition of Bariatric Times!

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MBSAQIP Database Should Be Used as a Tool to Continually Improve Our Clinical Practices for Optimal Patient Outcomes

MBSAQIP Database Should Be Used as a Tool to Continually Improve Our Clinical Practices for Optimal Patient Outcomes

| October 1, 2017

A Message from Dr. Raul J. Rosenthal Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; General Surgery Residency Program Director; and Director, Fellowship in MIS and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida […]

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The Gut Microbiome in Obesity: A New Frontier in Therapeutic Targets

The Gut Microbiome in Obesity: A New Frontier in Therapeutic Targets

| October 1, 2017

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 Readers, In this issue of Bariatric Times, we feature a fantastic article and CEU-accredited activity in […]

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Medical tourism: A Financial and  Ethical Problem in Bariatric Surgery

Medical tourism: A Financial and Ethical Problem in Bariatric Surgery

| October 1, 2017

Funding/financial disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this letter. No funding was received for the preparation of this letter. Bariatric Times. 2017;14(10):10–11. Dear Bariatric Times Editor: I saw a patient in the office for a weight loss consultation the other day. She met all of the criteria for […]

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Integrated Health Continuing Education: The Role of  the Human Microbiome in Obesity-related Health

Integrated Health Continuing Education: The Role of the Human Microbiome in Obesity-related Health

| October 1, 2017

TAKE THE POST-TEST HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VBKYQCL Instructions: Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by October 1, 2018. Participants must answer at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly to pass and receive credit for the activity. Upon successful completion of the post-test, participants will receive a certificate of completion by email. […]

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Revisional Bariatric Surgery in Gastric Outlet Obstruction: A Minimalist Approach

Revisional Bariatric Surgery in Gastric Outlet Obstruction: A Minimalist Approach

| October 1, 2017

by Fady Kamel, Ekua Yorke, and Christopher de Gara, MB, MS, FRCSC Christopher de Gara and Ekua Yorke are with the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and the Centre for the Advancement of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Fady Kamel is with the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: […]

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