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News and Trends—August 2016

News and Trends—August 2016

| August 1, 2016

Patients Who Undergo Weight-Loss Operations at Accredited Bariatric Surgical Centers Have Fewer Postoperative Complications Findings reveal that some patients are frustrated and discontinued medication because they were not reaching their individualized A1C target quick enough Chicago, Illinois—Patients who have weight-loss operations at nonaccredited bariatric surgical facilities in the United States are up to 1.4 times […]

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Journal Watch—August 2016

Journal Watch—August 2016

| August 1, 2016

A quick look at the noteworthy articles in bariatric and metabolic research THIS MONTH’S TOPIC: Assessing communication skills in the healthcare setting Assessing effective physician-patient communication skills: “Are you listening to me, doc?” Berman AC, Chutka DS. Korean J Med Educ. 2016;28(2):243–249. Epub 2016 Feb 25. Synopsis: In this article, the authors discuss communication skills […]

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Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

| August 1, 2016

Original Cartoons by Walter J. Pories, MD, FACS Professor of Surgery, Biochemistry and Kinesiology, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

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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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