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Why I Love What I Do:  The Turn of Events that Led Me to Obesity Medicine

Why I Love What I Do: The Turn of Events that Led Me to Obesity Medicine

| February 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, This month, […]

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Bariatric Times Welcomes Dr. Christopher Still, Obesity Medicine Expert, as Co-Clinical Editor

Bariatric Times Welcomes Dr. Christopher Still, Obesity Medicine Expert, as Co-Clinical Editor

| January 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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Helping Patients Stick to New Year’s Resolutions: Setting Realistic Goals and Expectations

Helping Patients Stick to New Year’s Resolutions: Setting Realistic Goals and Expectations

| January 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, First, I’d […]

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Will 2015 Bring Intragastric Balloon Approval to the United States? Start Preparing for This New Treatment Modality

| December 10, 2014

Dear Friends and Colleagues: With the holiday season upon us, and 2015 around the corner, it seems like Obesity Week 2014 was a long time ago. For those of you who were unable to attend, let me summarize this event as the most powerful one I have ever attended. Obesity Week 2014 drew over 5,000 […]

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Breaking News: Bariatric Times Announces Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP, as Co-Clinical Editor Beginning 2015

| November 2, 2014

Dear friends and colleagues, I just returned from Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, after attending the Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease Institute international meeting “Prevention and Management of Complications in Bariatric Surgery.” Philip Schauer, MD, and Tomasz Rogula, MD, served as course directors and I served on the faculty, presenting on the topic “rare and new […]

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The Countdown Has Begun: The American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2014 and Obesity Week 2014

| October 13, 2014

Dear friends and colleagues, In this issue of Bariatric Times, we present our 25th installment of “Checklists in Bariatric Surgery.” This checklist is for strictures after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). At my center, we have a 0.6-percent incidence of strictures after LSG, so we find this to be a rare complication. However, we believe it […]

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A Memorable Visit with Dr. Edward E. Mason and Family

| September 17, 2014

Dear friends and colleagues, I just returned from Montreal, Canada, after attending the 19th World Congress of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders (IFSO 2014), organized by Dr. Michel Gagner, IFSO Program Director, Dr. Luigi Angrisani, IFSO Immediate Past President, Dr. Rudolf Weiner, IFSO President. Here is a picture of the […]

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The Bariatric Times Buyers Guide Celebrates its 10th Year in Publication

| August 10, 2014

Dear Readers of Bariatric Times: By the time you read this issue, we will be together in Montreal, Quebec, attending the 19th World Congress of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO 2014). You will not want to miss the Fifth International Conference on sleeve gastrectomy, including the live surgery day. […]

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Both Roux-en-Y Fistulo-jejunostomy and Limited Proximal Gastrectomy with Esophago-jejunostomy Should be Considered as Treatment Modalities for Chronic Fistulous Tracts After Staple Disruption in Patients Who Have Undergone Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

| June 11, 2014

Dear Readers of Bariatric Times: By the time you receive this issue of Bariatric Times, we will probably be together in Miami, Florida, enjoying the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) 2014 Spring Event. The program will be excellent. Drs. Dan Herron and Rory Pryor have prepared excellent sessions with top-notch speakers and […]

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Introducing “International Perspective: Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Trends Around the World”—A New Series of Exclusive Interviews and Reports Dedicated to Providing Updates on the Global State of Obesity

| April 24, 2014

Dear Readers of Bariatric Times: I just returned from Upsala, Sweden, after attending the 2nd Nordic Conference on Bariatric Surgery. The venue and presentations were outstanding, as expected, and the company was superlative. I send my congratulations to Dr. Magnus Sundbom for the excellent organization of the meeting. Meeting highlights included the disappointing news that, […]

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