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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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In this “Age of Transparency,” Consulting to Industry Does Not Necessarily Equal Bias

| November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times Editor: Thank you for the opportunity to ask my question on financial transparency to exiting ASMBS President Dr. Scott Shikora in this month’s issue of Bariatric Times (Please see Dr. Shikora’s exit interview). I asked Dr. Shikora the following question: In this age of “transparency,” as we continue to grow exponentially, and […]

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Retrograde intussusception after bariatric surgery: How rare?

| May 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

Letters to the Editor Dear Bariatric Times Editor: I recently read Dr. Hildago’s article—coauthored by you and published in the February issue of Bariatric Times—entitled “Small Bowel Complications after Malabsorptive Procedures: Internal Hernias, Obstructions, and Intussusceptions.”[1] I had several comments I wanted to make and hope you don’t mind my sharing them with you.

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Letter to the Editor: Obesity Bias Affects Diabetes Management…

| April 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times Editor: On January 23, 2008, the headline on the front page of the New York Times read, “Diabetes Study Favors Surgery to Treat Obese.” With front page news stories in addition to television newscasts reporting the benefit of surgical procedures for the treatment of diabetes, it is logical to assume that the […]

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July/August 2007 Letters to the Editor

| August 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

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Regarding Alcohol Use and Health Risks: Survey Results

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times Editor: I noted with interest the article by Cynthia Buffington, PhD, entitled, “Alcohol Use and Health Risks: Survey Results,” which appeared in the March 2007 issue of Bariatric Times.[1] Recent inquiries to the International Bariatric Surgery Registry (IBSR) from patients or family members have been requests for information regarding the incidence of […]

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March 2007 Letter to the Editor

| March 25, 2007 | 0 Comments

Bariatric Times • March 2007 Letter to the Editor Dear Bariatric Times Editor: The face of bariatric surgery has changed considerably over the past 10 years. Interest in weight loss surgery is at an all time high, the procedures have never been safer, our collective understanding of the short- and long-term health benefits have never […]

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