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Collaborative Advocacy against the Rising Tide of Obesity: A Winning Strategy Pays Off in South Carolina

Collaborative Advocacy against the Rising Tide of Obesity: A Winning Strategy Pays Off in South Carolina

| May 1, 2017

by John D. Scott, MD, and Natalie Heidrich John D. Scott, MD, is Associate Professor of Surgery with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina; Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Director for the Bariatric Surgical Program of Greenville Health System; Assistant Program Director for Greenville Health System General Surgery Residency Program […]

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SOARD Journal Club— A Dedicated Forum for the Critical Analysis of SOARD Publications

SOARD Journal Club— A Dedicated Forum for the Critical Analysis of SOARD Publications

| May 1, 2017

by Haris A. Khwaja, MD, DPhil., FRCS, and Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS Haris A.Khwaja, MD, DPhil, FRCS, is from Phoenix Health Bariatric Surgery Supercenter, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, United Kingdom. Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, is from the Department of General and Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Texas Health Science […]

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Exploring the Role of Single Anastomosis Bariatric Surgery

Exploring the Role of Single Anastomosis Bariatric Surgery

| September 1, 2016

by Eric J. DeMaria, MD, and Antonio J. Torres MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. DeMaria is Director of Bariatric Surgery, Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia; Bon Secours Surgical Specialists, Surgical Weight Loss Center, Suffolk, Virginia. Antonio J. Torres MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Torres is Chief General Surgery Service Department of Surgery, Complutense […]

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Tools and Keys for Success in New and Established Bariatric Practices

Tools and Keys for Success in New and Established Bariatric Practices

| August 1, 2016

by Rachel L. Moore, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Rachel L. Moore is a Metabolic Surgeon and Obesity Medicine Specialist in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bariatric Times. 2016;13(8):10–12. Funding: No funding was provided. Financial disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Trauma call at Charity Hospital was an exceptional […]

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Comments On:  United States Federal Court Decision May Impact the Bariatric Community

Comments On: United States Federal Court Decision May Impact the Bariatric Community

| August 1, 2015

Comments On:United States Federal Court Decision May Impact the Bariatric Community Eligibility Standard of Care, Preoperative Diets Among Debate Access referenced article here: http://bariatrictimes.com/united-states-federal-court-decision-may-impact-the-bariatric-community/ by DANIEL B. JONES, MD, MS, FACS Dr. Jones is Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts. Disclosures: Dr. Jones was retained as […]

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Are Expanded Obesity Treatment Avenues Coming for Medicare Beneficiaries?

Are Expanded Obesity Treatment Avenues Coming for Medicare Beneficiaries?

| June 1, 2015

by Christopher Gallagher Christopher Gallagher is Washington Coordinator, Obesity Care Continuum. Bariatric Times. 2015;12(6):11. May was a very good month for advocacy efforts to expand coverage for obesity treatment avenues for Medicare Beneficiaries. Two major events occurred on Capitol Hill during May 2015—one on the House side and the other across the Hill in the […]

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Taking Bariatric Safety to the Next Level

| October 13, 2014

by Philip R. Schauer, MD; James W. Saxton, Esq; and Amanda R. Budak, RN, CBN, PhD Dr. Schauer is Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic. He is a past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and is a leading physician quality […]

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Worldwide Obesity: Changing the Trend

| August 10, 2014

by Wendy Scinta, MD, MS Dr. Scinta is Medical Director, Medical Weight Loss of NY, BOUNCE Program for Childhood Obesity, Fayetteville, New York; Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York. Dr. Scinta is also Chief Medical Officer of 3 Pound Health, LLC. Bariatric Times. 2014;11(8):12–14. There is no question that […]

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The Ancient Physician Galen, Modern Surgical Training, and the Steri-strip Debate

| May 15, 2014

by Katherine van Schaik, MA, MD PhD Candidate Katherine van Schaik, MA, MD PhD Candidate, is from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Department of the Classics in Boston, Massachusetts. Bariatric Times. 2014;11(5):14–15. It is no wonder that, while others wandered around the whole city performing salutations and dined with the rich and powerful and […]

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From Weight Loss To Health: Changing the Conversation About Obesity Treatment A Prospective from our Industry Partners

| April 24, 2014

by Elliott J. Fegelman, MD, FACS  A native of Cincinnati, Dr. Elliott Fegelman trained as a general surgeon, and has nearly twenty years of surgical practice. His clinical interests focus on minimally invasive approaches to surgical disease, colon cancer, surgical treatment of obesity, and breast disease. He and his generation of surgeons came of age […]

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