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Medical tourism: A Financial and  Ethical Problem in Bariatric Surgery

Medical tourism: A Financial and Ethical Problem in Bariatric Surgery

| October 1, 2017

Funding/financial disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this letter. No funding was received for the preparation of this letter. Bariatric Times. 2017;14(10):10–11. Dear Bariatric Times Editor: I saw a patient in the office for a weight loss consultation the other day. She met all of the criteria for […]

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Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy (IMNT) for Gastric Bypass Patients: A Solution to Complications of an Often Unrecognized Problem

Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy (IMNT) for Gastric Bypass Patients: A Solution to Complications of an Often Unrecognized Problem

| July 1, 2017

A letter to the Editor from Dr. Terrence M. Fullum Terrence M. Fullum, MD, MBA, FACS, Professor of Surgery, Howard University College of Medicine, Medical Director, Howard University Center for Wellness and Weight Loss Surgery, Washington, DC Funding: No funding was received for the preparation of this letter. Financial Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest […]

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A Comment on Checklists in Bariatric Surgery Vitamin Deficiency after Bariatric Surgery: Parts 1 and 2

A Comment on Checklists in Bariatric Surgery Vitamin Deficiency after Bariatric Surgery: Parts 1 and 2

| January 1, 2015

Dear Bariatric Times Editor: This letter is in response to the Checklists in the Bariatric Surgery series, specifically Checklist #22 published in the July 2014 issue and Checklist #23 published in the August 2014 issue.[1,2] Since these two checklists were designed to equip bariatric providers with an easy reference guide to use when treating and […]

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Body Contouring Procedures Could Contribute to the Long-term Success of Bariatric Patients in Maintaining Weight Loss

| July 10, 2014

Dear Bariatric Times Editor: As the number of bariatric procedures being performed has increased, so has the number of patients presenting for body contouring procedures after significant weight loss. Despite the desire of many post-bariatric patients to undergo these procedures, only 21 percent of patients actually undergo them.[1] Several barriers contribute to this low number, […]

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Accredited Bariatric Centers and Access for Medicare Patients

| April 12, 2013

Dear Bariatric Times Editor:

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NEJMx2

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

NEJMx2 Dear Bariatric Times Editor: In March, the New England Journal of Medicine published two important, prospective, randomized, and controlled series[1,2] that compared the outcomes of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) treated with intensive medical therapy versus a similar cohort treated with bariatric surgery.

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Childhood/Adolescent Obesity and State Intervention—Parents Not Solely to Blame in the Battle

| February 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times Editor: This letter is in response to the an article published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by Ludwig and Murtagh entitled, “State intervention in life-threatening childhood obesity.”[1] As a frontline childhood obesity physician, I strongly disagree with the premise of this article.

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Why we Disagree: A Different Editorial of the Article “Weight Loss, Cardiovascular Risk Factors, and Quality of Life After Gastric Bypass and Duodenal Switch. A Randomized Trial”

| October 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times Editor:

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Letter to the Editor

| August 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times Editor:

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Letters to the Editor: Surgeons Should Exercise Caution When Performing SILS

| March 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times Editor: I was duly impressed with the advanced laparoscopic skills demonstrated by the authors of the article “Single-incision Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy” in your February 2011 edition of Bariatric Times. Their successful completion of a challenging operation safely testifies to their technical abilities.

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