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Announcing the ASMBS Community Surgeons Committee: Promoting a Stronger Connection between Surgeon and Society

Announcing the ASMBS Community Surgeons Committee: Promoting a Stronger Connection between Surgeon and Society

| April 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Alan Wittgrove Alan Wittgrove, MD, FASMBS, is Medical Director of Wittgrove Bariatric Center in La Jolla, California. He is a past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dear Readers: I’d like to begin by expressing how happy I am that Dr. Raul Rosenthal has been elected and […]

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Body Mass Index as Measure of Metabolic Health: One Size May Not Fit All

Body Mass Index as Measure of Metabolic Health: One Size May Not Fit All

| April 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. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Colleagues, I’m pleased […]

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My Experience Performing the First Telesurgical Procedure in the World

My Experience Performing the First Telesurgical Procedure in the World

| April 1, 2016

by Jacques Himpens, MD, PhD Watch the Video: Robotic Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Jacques Himpens, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the European School of Laparoscopic Surgery and Chief of Bariatric Surgery at the CHIREC Hospital, Brussels, Belgium, and St. Blasius General Hospital, Dendermonde, Belgium. In 1977, he graduated cum laude from the Catholic […]

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Meralgia Paresthetica in Patients with Obesity

Meralgia Paresthetica in Patients with Obesity

| April 1, 2016

This column is written by medical students and is dedicated to reviewing the science behind obesity and bariatric surgery. Column Editor: Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FASMBS Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts This month: Meralgia Paresthetica in Patients with Obesity by David J. Lee Medical […]

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United We Stand: Inspiring Health

United We Stand: Inspiring Health

| April 1, 2016

Obesity Action Coalition to Host its 5th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention August 25–28, 2016 • Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center • Washington, DC by Lloyd Stegemann, MD, FASMBS Lloyd Stegemann, MD, FASMBS, is a private practice bariatric surgeon in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dr. Stegemann is a member of the American Society for […]

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ASMBS Foundation News and Update

ASMBS Foundation News and Update

| April 1, 2016

by Connie Stillwell Ms. Stillwell is the Executive Director of the ASMBS Foundation. Welcome New Officers! The Foundation welcomed Marina Kurian, MD, as President of the ASMBS Foundation. Dr. Kurian has served as a board member since 2012, and is past Foundation Secretary/Treasurer. Her term continues through 2018. Keith Kim, MD, has filled the role […]

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Welcome to Yuma Regional Medical Center Bariatric Surgery Program Yuma, Arizona

| April 1, 2016

by Candice Jensen, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Candice Jensen is surgeon and founder of the Bariatric Surgery Program at Yuma Regional Medical Center, Yuma, Arizona. Bariatric Times. 2016;13(4):25–28. Bariatric Center Spotlight: This column is dedicated to featuring accredited bariatric centers around the world, with a focus on their facilities, staff, statistics, processes, technology, and patient […]

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Journal Watch: Measuring Obesity and  Metabolic Health

Journal Watch: Measuring Obesity and Metabolic Health

| April 1, 2016

A quick look at the noteworthy articles in bariatric and metabolic research THIS MONTH’S TOPIC: Measuring Obesity and Metabolic Health Relationship among body fat percentage, body mass index, and all-cause mortality: a cohort study. Padwal R, Leslie WD, Lix LM, Majumdar SR. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Mar 8. [Epub ahead of print] Synopsis: Researchers from […]

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News and Trends—April 2016

News and Trends—April 2016

| April 1, 2016

FINAL STAMPEDE RESULTS: GLYCEMIC BENEFITS OF BARIATRIC SURGERY PERSIST OVER TIME Glycemic control, weight loss endure out to five years CHICAGO, Illinois—In the final, five-year follow-up report from the influential STAMPEDE (Surgical Therapy And Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently) trial, Cleveland Clinic research shows that bariatric surgery’s beneficial effects on blood glucose control in mild […]

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The Landscape of Bariatrics:  A Discussion on the Role of Intragastric Balloons, Evaluating Case Growth, and Determining Realistic Needs for the Future

The Landscape of Bariatrics: A Discussion on the Role of Intragastric Balloons, Evaluating Case Growth, and Determining Realistic Needs for the Future

| March 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Jaime Ponce Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is from Chattanooga Bariatrics, Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is a past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dear Readers: Welcome to the March 2016 issue of Bariatric Times. It is an honor to provide a summary of the articles being featured […]

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