A Comment on Checklists in Bariatric Surgery Vitamin Deficiency after Bariatric Surgery: Parts 1 and 2
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 […]
Body Contouring Procedures Could Contribute to the Long-term Success of Bariatric Patients in Maintaining Weight Loss
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. Several barriers contribute to this low number, […]
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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.
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.” As a frontline childhood obesity physician, I strongly disagree with the premise of this article.
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.
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 […]
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 […]