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More Physicians Specializing in Obesity Treatment: Total Number of Obesity Medicine Specialists Nearly 1,600 after Most Recent Certifications

More Physicians Specializing in Obesity Treatment: Total Number of Obesity Medicine Specialists Nearly 1,600 after Most Recent Certifications

| February 1, 2016

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. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Readers, The year […]

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The Metabolic Center:  A New Approach for a New Disease

The Metabolic Center: A New Approach for a New Disease

| January 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Walter J. Pories Co-Author: Dr. Konstantinos Spaniolas Walter J. Pories, MD, FACS, Colonel, USA (Ret.), is Professor of Surgery, Biochemistry and Kinesiology, Department of Surgery, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. Konstantinos Spaniolas, MD, FACS, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Interim Chief of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive […]

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Bariatrics and Orthopedics Work Together in SWIFT Study: Evaluating Impact of Surgical Weight Loss on Joint Disease in Obese Patients

Bariatrics and Orthopedics Work Together in SWIFT Study: Evaluating Impact of Surgical Weight Loss on Joint Disease in Obese Patients

| January 1, 2016

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. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Readers, I’d like […]

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The Father of Bariatric Surgery Discusses Diabetes Resolution, Family, Health, and Life

The Father of Bariatric Surgery Discusses Diabetes Resolution, Family, Health, and Life

| December 1, 2015

A Message from Dr. Edward E. Mason The “Father of Bariatric Surgery,” Dr. Edward E. Mason founded The American Society for Bariatric Surgery in 1983 in Iowa City, Iowa. He was the first president of the ASBS and was instrumental in developing the International Bariatric Surgery Registry. He continues to dedicate his life to the […]

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Choosing the Right Weight Loss Medication for Your Patient Requires Careful Consideration

Choosing the Right Weight Loss Medication for Your Patient Requires Careful Consideration

| December 1, 2015

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. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Readers, Welcome to […]

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Goodbye for Now, BT Readers! Beginning in December 2015: Guest Editorials from Past Presidents of the ASMBS

Goodbye for Now, BT Readers! Beginning in December 2015: Guest Editorials from Past Presidents of the ASMBS

| November 1, 2015

A Message from Dr. Raul J. Rosenthal Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Chief of Staff, 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 […]

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Using Motivational Interviewing to Engage Patients, Assess Where They are in Stages of Behavioral Change

Using Motivational Interviewing to Engage Patients, Assess Where They are in Stages of Behavioral Change

| November 1, 2015

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. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Readers, Welcome to […]

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“Surgical Pearls: Techniques in Bariatric Surgery” Returns to Cover the Intragastric Balloon Device and Procedure, “Pearls” Compendium Coming Soon!

“Surgical Pearls: Techniques in Bariatric Surgery” Returns to Cover the Intragastric Balloon Device and Procedure, “Pearls” Compendium Coming Soon!

| October 8, 2015

A Message from Dr. Raul J. Rosenthal Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Chief of Staff, 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 […]

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Realistic Expectations are Important for Both Surgical and Medical Weight Loss Modalities

Realistic Expectations are Important for Both Surgical and Medical Weight Loss Modalities

| October 8, 2015

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. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Readers, Welcome to […]

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Know What Your Patients are Taking, Including Over-the-Counter Medicines, Supplements, and Functional Foods

Know What Your Patients are Taking, Including Over-the-Counter Medicines, Supplements, and Functional Foods

| September 1, 2015

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. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Colleagues, Welcome to […]

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