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The Role of Appetite Suppressants in Postsurgical Patients

| February 20, 2013

This month’s column by Robert Ziltzer, MD, FAAP 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, FAAP, Medical Bariatrician/Certified Medical Obesity Specialist/Co-Medical Director, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center PLLC, Scottsdale, Arizona; and Wendy Scinta, MD, MS, FAAFP, FASBP, […]

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Navigating Online Resources for Patient Care and Follow Up

| February 20, 2013

Part 1 SUPPORT AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY: The Offline-Online Connection by Katherine Jukic, BSc, HONS-I, APD, AN Bariatric Times. 2012;10(2):28–30

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Surgery and Incentive Programs May Help in Preventing Obesity Rates from Rising Worldwide, but Lifestyle Changes will Always Play a Role

| January 21, 2013

Dear friends, colleagues, and readers of Bariatric Times: I hope you had a great start in 2013. This year promises to be an exciting one for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). First, 2013 brings the implementation of the ASMBS and American College of Surgeons (ACS) Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and […]

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Tobacco Use in Bariatrc Patients

| January 21, 2013

*INCLUDES PATIENT HANDOUT* by Amy K. Windover, PhD Dr. Windover is a Psychologist at the Office of Patient Experience, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. ABSTRACT Tobacco use persists as the leading cause of preventable death worldwide and is prevalent among bariatric surgery candidates. Tobacco use is a well-documented surgical risk factor. This article reviews the […]

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Introducing a New, Exclusive Interview Series: Countdown to Obesity Week 2013

| January 21, 2013

Interview #1: Philip R. Schauer, MD Starting in 2013, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS) will co-locate their respective annual meetings under one roof. Obesity Week™ 2013 marks the beginning of an annual collaborative event addressing obesity—a chronic and multifaceted metabolic disease. Leading up to Obesity Week […]

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Thiamine Deficiency in the Bariatric Surgery Patient—a Multidisciplinary Challenge in the Clinic and the Community

| January 21, 2013

This column is dedicated to covering a variety of topics relevant to the multidisciplinary care of the bariatric surgical patient. by Barbara Hodges Klick, RD, MPH Barbara Hodges Klick, RD, MPH, is Program Manager, Bariatric Surgery, at the University Hospital Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, and University Hospital Geauga Medical Center in Chardon, Ohio.

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Endoscopic Component Separation in the Bariatric Patient

| January 21, 2013

This Month’s Featured Experts Kashif A. Zuberi, MD, MRCSI Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore MD Department of Bariatric Surgery and the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Hernia Center Hien T. Nguyen, MD, FACS Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore MD Department of Bariatric Surgery and the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Hernia Center Michael Schweitzer, MD, FACS Johns […]

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The Parturient with Morbid Obesity

| January 21, 2013

This ongoing column is authored by members of the International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP), an organization dedicated to the bariatric patient. by Yigal Leykin, MD, MSc, and Alessandro Laudani, MD 

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Looking Forward to a New Year and Hoping that Healthcare Reform Includes More Access to Care for Individuals with Obesity

| December 19, 2012

Dear Friends and Colleagues, First, I would like to commend Dr. Michel Gagner on the success of the Fourth Annual International Consensus Summit for Sleeve Gastrectomy (ICSSG-4), which took place in New York, an outstanding venue for the event. Highlights of the summit included live surgery sessions that featured surgeons from all over the world […]

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Checklists in Bariatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management of Anastomotic Leak or Staple Line Dehiscence after Gastric Bypass

| December 19, 2012

This month: Checklist #4: Diagnosis and Management of Anastomotic Leak or Staple Line Dehiscence after Gastric Bypass

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