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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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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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