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Middle East Surgeons Share Their Experiences in Treating Obesity

| February 20, 2014

Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Readers of Bariatric Times: I just returned from Kuwait where I attended an excellent conference on bariatric surgery with Drs. Scott Shikora, Alfons Pomp, Mitch Roslin, and many other prestigious regional bariatric surgeons. I was pleasantly surprised to learn the Middle East countries have made much progress in understanding of the […]

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India to Raise Taxes on Sweetened Beverages in an Attempt to Control Obesity and Diabetes

| January 22, 2014

Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Readers of Bariatric Times: Welcome to the January issue. First, we present an article titled, “Augmenting Weight Loss Using Technology” by Jennifer Arussi, MS, RD, from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. I read this review with great interest. Self-monitoring is not a new tool in bariatrics. Industry has offered […]

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Congratulations on the Success of the First Annual ObesityWeek

| December 31, 2013

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Readers of Bariatric Times, I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving holiday surrounded by dear friends and family. I would like to start my editorial message by congratulating the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Program Committee, chaired by Dr. Ninh Nguyen and Georgeann Mallory, Executive Director of […]

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Welcome to the 10th Anniversary Edition of Bariatric Times

| November 26, 2013

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Readers of Bariatric Times,

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Decision to Nix Accreditation Requirement a Major Setback to Our Patients, Specialty, and Society

| October 21, 2013

Dear Readers: Welcome to another great edition of Bariatric Times. In this month’s “Checklists in Bariatric Surgery,” I decided to include the Cleveland Clinic Florida classification of what we call “reoperative surgery.” Most people still call those “revisions,” but as you read the column you will see what we mean as we have grouped them […]

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Counting Down to Obesity Week 2013: We Hope to See You There

| September 23, 2013

Dear Readers: Welcome to another exciting edition of our magazine. I just returned from the 18th World Congress of the International Federation for The Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) in Istanbul, Turkey, and I am pleased to report that, as in previous years, this was an excellent meeting. Despite the unstable political situation […]

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Presenting the 9th Annual Bariatric Times Buyers Guide

| August 21, 2013

Dear Readers: Time is moving fast and we are only four months away from our first Obesity Week Clinical Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. I recommend, if you are planning to attend Obesity Week, that you make hotel reservations now. From what I am hearing, it looks like we are going to break all-time records with […]

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Comments on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Proposed Decision on the Centers of Excellence (COE)/Accreditation Requirement for Medicare Patients: Hoping They Reconsider

| July 12, 2013

Dear Colleagues: I am starting this editorial with mixed feelings. I am happy and excited that the American Medical Association (AMA) has finally recognized obesity as a disease process. This milestone in healthcare should be seen as a major victory to all of us that are working in the bariatric field and have been battling […]

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The World Health Organization (WHO) Issues New Recommendations to Fight Childhood Obesity

| June 13, 2013

Dear readers of Bariatric Times: In this issue, we first present an interview with Dr. Wayne English in our “Ask the Leadership” column. Dr. English shares with us the most important and up-to-date information regarding the new accreditation standards under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). A thanks and congratulations […]

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Surgical Education is in Crisis: Call for All Alumni to Get Involved, Contribute to the Foundation for Surgical Fellowships

| May 15, 2013

Dear readers of Bariatric Times: I just returned from Baltimore, Maryland, after attending the annual meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

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