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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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Oral Iron Therapy is Not Always Sufficient for the Bariatric Patient Population

| February 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times Editor: I read the November 2011 installment of the column “Nutritional Considerations for the Bariatric Patient,” entitled “Pica: An Ancient Disorder with Modern Casualties,” by Liz Goldenberg, MPH, RD, CDN. I was pleased to see the author present such an excellent overview of the management of iron deficiency in bariatric surgery, which […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

| December 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Goodbye to the BMI Dear Bariatric Times Editor: At last—we finally have federal recognition that access to bariatric surgery should no longer be limited by an arbitrary body mass index (BMI=kg/m2)! On December 6, 2010, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel voted 8 to 2 in favor of approving an expanded […]

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