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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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ASMBS Foundation News and Update: September 2015

ASMBS Foundation News and Update: September 2015

| September 1, 2015

by Connie Stillwell Ms. Stillwell is the Executive Director of the ASMBS Foundation. United We Step—Registration Open. We are excited to announce that registration for the United We Step National Pedometer Challenge is now open! This one-day event was developed to increase public awareness of obesity in America and encourage individuals to expand their daily […]

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News and Trends: September 2015

News and Trends: September 2015

| September 1, 2015

ObesityWeek 2015 keynote speakers announced Don’t miss exciting presentations from this year’s ObesityWeek keynote speakers—Dr. Loel S. Solomon and Professor Jan Nedergaard. •    What: Public Health Keynote Speaker •    When: Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 8 am PST •    Who: Loel Solomon, PhD, MPP Dr. Solomon joined Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Program in 2003 and serves […]

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Journal Watch: September 2015

Journal Watch: September 2015

| September 1, 2015

A quick look at the noteworthy articles in bariatric and metabolic research Autologous reconstruction and visceral transplantation for management of patients with gut failure after bariatric surgery: 20 Years of Experience. Abu-Elmagd KM, Costa G, McMichael D, et al. Ann Surg. 2015;262(4):586–601. Synopsis: Bariatric surgery (BS) is currently the most effective treatment for severe obesity. […]

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Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

| September 1, 2015

Original Cartoons by Walter J. Pories, MD, FACS Professor of Surgery, Biochemistry and Kinesiology, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina Click HERE to view original cartoons by Dr. Walter J. Pories

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Two Gastric Balloon Products Get Approval in the United States: The Multidisciplinary Team Remains Important for This New Patient Population

Two Gastric Balloon Products Get Approval in the United States: The Multidisciplinary Team Remains Important for This New Patient Population

| August 24, 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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“Drink Responsibly.”  Examine and Eliminate Hidden Calories and Sugars from Beverages

“Drink Responsibly.” Examine and Eliminate Hidden Calories and Sugars from Beverages

| August 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, In June, […]

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Comments On:  United States Federal Court Decision May Impact the Bariatric Community

Comments On: United States Federal Court Decision May Impact the Bariatric Community

| August 1, 2015

Comments On:United States Federal Court Decision May Impact the Bariatric Community Eligibility Standard of Care, Preoperative Diets Among Debate Access referenced article here: http://bariatrictimes.com/united-states-federal-court-decision-may-impact-the-bariatric-community/ by DANIEL B. JONES, MD, MS, FACS Dr. Jones is Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts. Disclosures: Dr. Jones was retained as […]

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