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The American Board of Obesity Medicine: An Overview

| January 22, 2014

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

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The 14th Annual Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium

| January 22, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada February 26 to March 1, 2014 by Kathleen A. Wenzler Kathleen A. Wenzler is Conference Marketing Director, Global Academy for Medical Education, Parsippany, New Jersey. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: The authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2014;11(1):20. This year’s Minimally Invasive […]

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Dysphagia Lusoria: Five Years Following Gastric Bypass Surgery

| January 22, 2014

by Wasef Abu-Jaish MD, FACS; Molly Wasserman, MD; Mohammad Jafferji, MS-III; and Vishal Shah, MS-III Drs. Wasef Abu-Jaish and Molly Wasserman are from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Burlington, Vermont. Mohammad Jafferji and Vishal Shah are third-year medical students at University of Vermont College […]

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January 2014—News and Trends

| January 22, 2014

MEN DO NOT SEEK OBESITY SURGERY AS SOON AS THEY SHOULD SACRAMENTO, California—Even though obesity affects women and men equally, a UC Davis study shows that women with obesity are four times more likely than men with obesity to seek weight-loss surgery. When they do see a bariatric surgeon, male patients tend to be older, […]

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Congratulations on the Success of the First Annual ObesityWeek

| December 31, 2013

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Readers of Bariatric Times, I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving holiday surrounded by dear friends and family. I would like to start my editorial message by congratulating the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Program Committee, chaired by Dr. Ninh Nguyen and Georgeann Mallory, Executive Director of […]

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Reflections of a Past President: The ASMBS Presidency Exit Interview of Dr. Jaime Ponce

| December 31, 2013

Ask the Leadership 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’s Interview With: Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS Director of Bariatric Surgery, Hamilton Medical Center, Dalton, Georgia; and Co-Director of Bariatric Surgery, […]

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News and Trends—December 2013

| December 27, 2013

Apollo Endosurgery Completes Acquisition of Allergan Inc.’s Obesity Intervention Division AUSTIN, Texas, (PRNewswire)—Apollo Endosurgery, Inc., a leading developer of medical devices for endoscopic surgical procedures, today announced the completion of the acquisition of the obesity intervention division of Allergan, Inc., which manufactures and sells weight loss solutions comprised of the LAP-BAND® adjustable gastric banding system […]

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Exploring Patients’ Decision-Making Process in Choosing to Undergo Band or Bypass

| December 27, 2013

An Interview with Drs. Christina C. Wee, Caroline Apovian, Daniel B. Jones, and George L. Blackburn Bariatric Times. 2013;10(12):14–15. Christina C. Wee, MD, MPH Dr. Wee is Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Associate Section Chief for Research and Director of the Obesity and Health Behaviors Programs in the Division of General Medicine and […]

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December 2013-ASMBS Foundation News and Update

| December 27, 2013

by Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FASMBS, and Connie Stillwell The ASMBS Foundation is proud to announce its newly appointed President and Board of Directors. During Obesity Week 2013, the ASMBS Foundation appointed its new president and board of directors. Dr. Raul J. Rosenthal will serve as president for the 2013/2014 term. Dr. Rosenthal is Chief […]

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Intussusceptions with Small Bowel Obstruction Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery

| December 27, 2013

by Wasef Abu-Jaish, MD, FACS; Vaia Sigounas, MD; and Bryan Brown, MS-III Drs. Abu-Jaish and Sigounas are from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Burlington, Vermont. Mr. Brown is a third-year medical student at University of Vermont College of Medicine. Funding: No funding was provided. […]

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