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Prevention and Treatment of Obesity in Adolescents: A Worldwide Challenge

| December 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Readers of Bariatric Times: As this year comes to an end, we are privileged to share with you another exciting issue of Bariatric Times. I am especially excited to introduce to our readership a new column entitled, “Ed Mason at Large.” I first met Dr. Mason in 2007 at the Foregut […]

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Patients with Morbid Obesity are Often in Denial of Their Condition

| November 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

Dear readers of Bariatric Times, I cannot believe that it is already November and the holiday season is upon us. This month, I urge you to read the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) News and Update by Dr. Robin Blackstone. This installment contains information with which readers should become familiar, such as […]

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Be Fast without Hurrying Up

| October 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Proper Follow Up after Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding is the Responsibility of both the Patient and Doctor

| September 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times readers: I just returned from the XVI World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), which took place August 31 to September 3, 2011, in Hamburg, Germany. The meeting was a great success. Congratulations to Sylvie Weiner and Dr. Rudolph Weiner on the impeccable organization […]

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Statistics Suggest that Obesity Thrives on a Low Income

| August 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times friends and colleagues: I was glued to the radio trying to figure out what was going on with the stock market (bad idea) when I came across a very interesting radio show on WLRN (public radio and television for South Florida) that discussed the increased prevalence of obesity in France. The French, […]

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Outpatient Bariatric Surgery? More Things to Consider than Just Anesthesia Concerns

| July 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times friends and colleagues: I am sure that all readers who attended the 28th annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) in Orlando, Florida last month would agree that it was an excellent meeting. I enjoyed it despite the fact that I hate Orlando!

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Another Study Suggests Patients are at Risk of Developing Transfer of Addiction after Bariatric Surgery Reminding Us, Yet Again, of the Importance of Follow Up

| June 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times fans: The detrimental health implications of the obesity disease as well as the dramatic benefits and unusual side effects of bariatric surgery inducing weight loss and remission of comorbidities have made the headlines again in the past month.

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Report Shows Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy has Morbidity and Effectiveness Positioned Between the Band and the Bypass

| May 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times fans: I would like to start this editorial by commenting on the article by Bartholomay on weight loss surgery in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). There is a large patient population in the United States whom cannot receive kidney transplants because they have morbid obesity. Not only is obesity a risk […]

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American Heart Association States Bariatric Surgery Has Benefits that May Outweigh Hazards

| April 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times fans: I’d like to start this editorial by briefly mentioning two articles on obesity and its treatment. The first article by Poirier et al[1] details the scientific statement from the American Heart Association on bariatric surgery and cardiovascular risk, which states that people with severe obesity benefit from weight loss surgery. The […]

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A Surgeon’s Job Often Includes Fixing Complications During Surgery

| March 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

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