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Changing Perceptions: Obesity as a Disease, Focus on Collaboration and Long-Term Management “For Better, For Worse”

Changing Perceptions: Obesity as a Disease, Focus on Collaboration and Long-Term Management “For Better, For Worse”

| July 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Kelvin Higa Kelvin Higa, MD, FACS, is Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, Fresno, California, and Director, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital, Fresno, California. He is also a past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (2007-2008) and President-Elect for […]

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Communication is Key in Helping Patients Set and Achieve Realistic Goals for Weight Loss with Any Treatment Modality

Communication is Key in Helping Patients Set and Achieve Realistic Goals for Weight Loss with Any Treatment Modality

| July 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Christopher Still Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dear Colleagues, This month we feature an article on a topic that is very near and dear to […]

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ASMBS Foundation News and Update

ASMBS Foundation News and Update

| July 1, 2016

July 2016 by Connie Stillwell Ms. Stillwell is the Executive Director of the ASMBS Foundation. Walk from Obesity Update. We are proud to announce that the ASMBS Foundation’s Walk from Obesity campaign reached record high numbers this spring. With only 11 locations, the spring events raised approximately $125,000 and reached over 1,400 individuals. Including support […]

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Journal Watch—July 2016

Journal Watch—July 2016

| July 1, 2016

THIS MONTH’S TOPIC: Patient Expectations for Weight Loss Patient expectations of bariatric and body contouring surgery. Poulsen L, Klassen A, Jhanwar S, Pusic A, Roessler KK, Rose M, Sørensen JA. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016;4(4):e694. Synopsis: The aim of this study was to identify patient expectations along the weight loss journey and/or body contouring […]

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Metabolic, That’s All

Metabolic, That’s All

| June 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Henry Buchwald Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD, is from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has been elected to the presidency of five organizations, including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) Dear Readers: Katz’s landmark delicatessen was […]

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When in Doubt, Just Say ‘NO’ to All Sugars

When in Doubt, Just Say ‘NO’ to All Sugars

| June 1, 2016

Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Colleagues, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) […]

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Saxenda as a Treatment Option for Chronic Weight Management—A Review

Saxenda as a Treatment Option for Chronic Weight Management—A Review

| June 1, 2016

This column is dedicated to providing information on the medical management of obesity, which includes diet, exercise, behavioral change, and medication. Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, Medical Bariatrician/Certified Medical Obesity Specialist/Co-Medical Director, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center PLLC, Scottsdale, Arizona Wendy Scinta, MD, MS, FAAFP, Medical Director, Medical Weight Loss of NY, BOUNCE Program for Childhood […]

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News and Trends—June 2016

News and Trends—June 2016

| June 1, 2016

News from the American Diabetes Association Consensus from Diabetes Organizations Worldwide: Metabolic Surgery Recognized as a Standard Treatment Option for Type 2 Diabetes A Special Issue of Diabetes Care Reports First-Ever Clinical Guidelines for When to Recommend or Consider Metabolic Surgery as Treatment for People with Diabetes Alexandria, Virginia—Metabolic, or weight-loss, surgery quickly and dramatically […]

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Research Bites

Research Bites

| June 1, 2016

Clinical Trials in Bariatric and Metabolic Medicine Information provided from clinicaltrials.gov Obesity Cohort : Medical Follow-up of Severe or Morbid Obese Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery (BAREVAL) Status: This study is currently recruiting participants. Purpose: The main objective is to prospectively evaluate long-term efficiency of bariatric surgery in terms of weight loss. Moreover, this cohort wants […]

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Journal Watch—June 2016

Journal Watch—June 2016

| June 1, 2016

 A quick look at the noteworthy articles in bariatric and metabolic research Timing of bariatric surgery for severely obese adolescents: a Markov decision-analysis. Stroud AM, Parker D, Croitoru DP. J Pediatr Surg. 2016;51(5):853–858. Synopsis: The authors developed a model to simulate the effect of timing of gastric bypass in obese adolescents on quantity and quality […]

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