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The History of Bariatric Surgery: Introducing a New Bariatric Procedure:  Clinical Trials of Gastric Banding

The History of Bariatric Surgery: Introducing a New Bariatric Procedure: Clinical Trials of Gastric Banding

| October 8, 2015

by Paul O’Brien, MD, FRAS Dr. Paul O’Brien is the head of the Centre for Bariatric Surgery in Melbourne, Australia, and Emeritus Professor of Surgery at Monash University. He was Head of the University’s Department of Surgery at the Alfred Hospital from 1986 to 2004. He founded the Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) […]

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Metabolic  Surgery:  A Revolution or an Evolution?

Metabolic Surgery: A Revolution or an Evolution?

| October 8, 2015

This column is dedicated to sharing the vast knowledge and opinions of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery leadership on relevant topics in the field of bariatric surgery. This month: METABOLIC SURGERY: A Revolution or an Evolution? Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD, FACS, HonFRCS Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, Owen H. & Sarah […]

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News and Trends—October 2015

News and Trends—October 2015

| October 8, 2015

American College of Surgeons Launches Enhanced “Surgery Career Connection” Powered by YourMembership Chicago, Illinois—The American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced the launch of Surgery Career Connection, a new career center that connects surgeons across all disciplines and career stages with employers offering career opportunities. Surgery Career Connection is powered by YourMembership, a provider of job […]

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Journal Watch—October 2015

Journal Watch—October 2015

| October 8, 2015

A quick look at the noteworthy articles in bariatric and metabolic research Effect of Bariatric Surgery vs Medical Treatment on Type 2 Diabetes in Patients With Body Mass Index Lower Than 35: Five-Year Outcomes. Hsu CC, Almulaifi A, Chen JC, Ser KH, Chen SC, Hsu KC, Lee YC, Lee WJ. JAMA Surg. 2015 Sep 16:1-8. […]

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Know What Your Patients are Taking, Including Over-the-Counter Medicines, Supplements, and Functional Foods

Know What Your Patients are Taking, Including Over-the-Counter Medicines, Supplements, and Functional Foods

| September 1, 2015

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. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Colleagues, Welcome to […]

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Representatives from the ASMBS, TOS, and OAC Discuss Obesity and Bariatric Surgery with Ms. Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director of the United States Let’s Move! Initiative

Representatives from the ASMBS, TOS, and OAC Discuss Obesity and Bariatric Surgery with Ms. Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director of the United States Let’s Move! Initiative

| September 1, 2015

A Message from Dr. Raul J. Rosenthal Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Chief of Staff, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; General Surgery Residency Program Director; and Director, Fellowship in MIS and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic […]

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Overcoming Obesity 2015 Offers Comprehensive Education About All Areas of Obesity Medicine for up to 30 Hours of CME

Overcoming Obesity 2015 Offers Comprehensive Education About All Areas of Obesity Medicine for up to 30 Hours of CME

| September 1, 2015

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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The History of Bariatric Surgery: A Life in Metabolic Surgery

The History of Bariatric Surgery: A Life in Metabolic Surgery

| September 1, 2015

by Mervyn Deitel, MD, FASMBS, FACN, CRCSc, FICS Dr. Deitel pioneered intravenous hyper-alimentation (total parenteral nutrition) at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto in 1967 and began bariatric surgery in 1970, becoming a Professor of Nutritional Sciences and Surgery at University of Toronto, performing 2,850 jejuno-ileal bypasses, gastroplasties, and Roux-en-Y gastric bypasses. Starting in the […]

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Is There Room for Functional Foods and Phyto Supplements in the Bariatric Patient Population?

Is There Room for Functional Foods and Phyto Supplements in the Bariatric Patient Population?

| September 1, 2015

by Silvia Leite Faria, MSc, RD, PhD; Orlando Pereira Faria, MD; Fernanda Prates, and Larissa Berber Silvia Leite Faria, MSc, RD, PhD, Orlando Pereira Faria, MD, Fernanda Prates, and Larissa Berber are from Gastrocirurgia de Brasília, Brazil. Dr. S. Faria is also a researcher at the University of Brasilia, Nutrition Department, Brazil. Bariatric Times. 2015;12(9):13–16. […]

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Evidence on the Mechanisms of Bariatric Surgery and RCTs with Consistent Results: Proof that Surgery is an Effective Therapy for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Evidence on the Mechanisms of Bariatric Surgery and RCTs with Consistent Results: Proof that Surgery is an Effective Therapy for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

| September 1, 2015

3rd World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes and the 2nd Diabetes Surgery Summit An Interview with Lee M. Kaplan, MD, and Philip Schauer, MD Lee M. Kaplan, MD, is the Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center, Boston, Massachusetts. Philip Schauer, MD, is the Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and Director of […]

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