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Challenges of a Continually Changing Field of Medicine

| April 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

An interview with John Baker, MD, President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Dr. John Baker runs a private practice in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is Medical Director, Baptist Health Weight Loss Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, and co-director of the Baptist Medical Center’s bariatric surgery program, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding and Type 2 Diabetes

| March 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

An Interview with Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Ponce is the Medical Director for the Bariatric Surgery program at Hamilton Medical Center, Dalton, Georgia and Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is the Chair of the ASMBS Insurance Committee, Vice-President of the ASMBS Tennessee State Chapter, and Member-At-Large of the ASMBS Executive Council. Dr. Ponce […]

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Dr. Shikora has Left the Building… The Exit Interview of 2009 ASMBS President Scott Shikora, MD, FACS

| November 17, 2009 | 2 Comments

Bariatric Times. 2009;6(11):14–15. The staff and Editorial Advisory Board of Bariatric Times interviewed Dr. Scott Shikora, exiting president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Here’s what he has to say on his experiences and challenges as the ASMBS 2009 president and his thoughts on the future of bariatric surgery.

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Insights in Interventional Diabetology: Generations of Work Coming Together

| May 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

An Interview with: Dr. Walter Pories,Professor of Surgery, East Carolina University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Greenville, North Carolina, Past President, ASMBS Dr. Neil Hutcher, Commonwealth Surgeons, Ltd., Richmond, Virginia; Past President, ASMBS Dr. Ricardo Cohen, Director, The Center for the Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, Hospital Oswaldo Cruz, and Baros […]

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On the Air with… David B. Sarwer, PhD

| May 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

Interviewed by Cynthia Alexander, PsyD When Bariatric Times asked me to interview Dr. David Sarwer, I jumped at the chance. There are only a handful of psychologists who really understand the field of bariatric psychology. Anyone keeping up with bariatric research will be familiar with David B. Sarwer, PhD. He is Clinical Psychologist and Associate […]

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An Interview with ASMBS’s Georgeann Mallory, RD

| December 20, 2008 | 0 Comments

For how many years have you been the executive director of ASMBS? It will be 13 years as of January 1, 2009.

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An Interview with Kelvin Higa, MD, FACS

| October 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

What do you think expanding the society’s realm to metabolic surgery has accomplished? Actually, it has always been about metabolic surgery. We just changed our name to be more descriptive and accurate about what we were doing. The name change has done well to focus our efforts and resolve in making access to care a […]

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An Interview…Discussing Obesity, Bariatric Surgery, and the Betsy Lehman Report with George L. Blackburn, MD

| April 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

You place a high level of importance on the multidisciplinary team and mention that this is an important part of the Betsy Lehman Report. Why is it so important to have a multidisciplinary care team within bariatric surgery? Severe obesity is a multifaceted disease; thus the treatment needs to be multidimensional. Staff that make up […]

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2007 CROSSFIRE: OPEN VS.  LAPAROSCOPIC ROUX-EN-Y

2007 CROSSFIRE: OPEN VS. LAPAROSCOPIC ROUX-EN-Y

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

JONES: Laparoscopic vs. Open Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Does the Data Support One Method Over the Other? Kenneth B. Jones, Jr., MD, FACS, is Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Louisiana State University, Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana. The term “minimally invasive, open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with a left subcostal incision (RYGBP-LSI)” appears to be an oxymoron. […]

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On the Air with…Nicola Scopinaro, MD

| April 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

Interviewed by Kelvin Higa, MD, FACS The US experience with the jejunoileal (J-I) bypass was bittersweet. It was an effective weight loss and metabolic instrument, but the side effects, complications, and nutritional consequences gave us a healthy respect for malabsorption. I was recently invited to the Società Italiana di Chirurgia dell’Obesità in Florence, Italy, celebrating […]

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