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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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Editorial Message—Worldwide Obesity Rates Doubled Over Past Three Decades: Dietary Habits and Physical Activity Partly to Blame

| February 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dear friends, colleagues, and readers of Bariatric Times: As I opened Google news this morning, I found an article in the healthcare news section entitled “Worldwide Obesity Doubled Over Past Three Decades.”[1] What a great start for my monthly editorial. The article comes to the conclusion that changes in both dietary habits and physical activity […]

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Editorial Message—Research Shows that Starting Children with Breastfeeding Alone during the Early Months Prevents Obesity Later in Life

| January 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers: Happy New Year! I hope you all are having a good start to 2011. Our first issue of 2011 discusses several important subjects related to the pre- and postoperative care of bariatric patients. I congratulate Drs. Youdim and Mathur who contributed two excellent articles based on sessions presented at the “Comprehensive Approach to […]

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Editorial Message—United States Food and Drug Administration Recommends Extending Gastric Band Use to Patients with Body Mass Index Between 30 and 35kg/m2

| December 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

Dear Readers: I have some great news to share with you as we finish the year 2010. The 10-member United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee voted overwhelmingly to recommend the agency grant the request from Allergan Inc. (Irvine, California) to market its Lap-Band device to individuals with a body mass index (BMI) […]

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Editorial Message—Patient Follow Up: A Critical Component of Bariatric Surgery

| November 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Patient Follow Up: A Critical Component of Bariatric Surgery

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Editorial Message: The decision to discharge patients should be the physician’s, not insurance carriers

| October 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dear Friends: I am writing to you on my flight back from Washington, DC, where I attended the 96th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Although I have plenty to share with you, I will try to concentrate on what I believe are the most important issues. First, I would like […]

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“Medical Tourism”—Dangerous for Patients and Difficult to Manage for Surgeons in the United States

| September 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Dear Readers: Welcome to the September 2010 issue of Bariatric Times. I just returned from Long Beach, California, where I attended the 15th Annual International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) meeting under the direction and organization of Dr. Mal Fobi. This was the first time the conference took place in […]

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Bariatric surgery in adolescents with obesity—Careful consideration of each patient a must

| August 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers: Welcome to the August 2010 issue of Bariatric Times! Two very interesting articles, a difficult case presentation, and the 2010 Buyers Guide are the core contents of this month’s issue.

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Editorial Message: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrctomy “failure”— a “first step” to a second long-term final approach

| July 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers: Welcome to the July 2010 issue of Bariatric Times. I hope that all who attended this year’s meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), which took place June 21–26 in Las Vegas, Nevada, enjoyed the presentations and exhibits.

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