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DEPOSITIONS: What Your Lawyer May Have Forgotten To Tell You

| May 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Julie M. Janeway, BBA, MSA, JD Julie M. Janeway, BBA, MSA, JD, is from Little Victories™ Medical/Legal Consulting & Training in Onondaga, Michigan. Introduction If you are working as a healthcare provider in the US, chances are exceptionally high that you will at some point be called as a witness or a defendant in […]

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Protein Basics

Protein Basics

| May 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Jacqueline Jacques, ND Dr. Jacques is a naturopathic doctor with more than a decade of expertise in medical nutrition and serves as Chief Science Officer for Catalina Lifesciences LLC, in Irvine, California. Introduction Protein is like a mantra for most patients who have undergone weight loss surgery. Eat protein first. Eat more protein. Use […]

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Kitchen Management for the Bariatric Patient

| May 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Dave Fouts Dave Fouts is the corporate chef for Western Bariatric Institute (www.westernbariatricinstitute.com) and Imetobolic. You can visit www.chefdave.org for free recipes, grocery shopping planning lists, weekly meal planners, and more. Introduction “Eating out saves time and works well within my schedule.” I challenge this statement all the time; however, there are pros and […]

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Laparoscopic Gastric Band Adjustments

Laparoscopic Gastric Band Adjustments

| May 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS Dr. Ponce is Director for Bariatric Surgery, Dalton Surgical Group, PC, Hamilton Medical Center, Dalton, Georgia. Introduction One of the key features of the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) procedure is its adjustability.[1,2] The success of this procedure is directly dependent upon the optimal use of this capability. An adjustment […]

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Citizens Bariatric Center, Victoria, Texas

Citizens Bariatric Center, Victoria, Texas

| May 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

TELL US ABOUT THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LEAD STAFF AT YOUR FACILITY. The lead staff at Citizens Bariatric Center consists of two full-time bariatric surgeons and a nurse coordinator. There are many departments with individual directors, all of whom are members of a multidisciplinary team that meets on a monthly basis. These include […]

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The Role of Physical Activity in the Management of Childhood Obesity

The Role of Physical Activity in the Management of Childhood Obesity

| May 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Harry Pino, PhD and Alexis Smith, MS From the Obesity Consult Center, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts “To understand the obese child, one needs to remember that he accumulated his extra weight while living in a family that, wittingly or unwittingly, encouraged overeating and inactivity.”[1] INTRODUCTION By simply taking a look at children […]

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Bariatric Center Spotlight: Centennial Center for the Treatment of Obesity

| April 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

Centennial Center for the Treatment of Obesity is in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Does Preoperative Weight Loss Predict Success with Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass?

| April 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

by James N. Lau, MD, FACS; and Myriam J. Curet, MD, FACS Both are with Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford University INTRODUCTION Obesity is a well recognized public health epidemic affecting not only the United States, but the world. “This insidious, creeping pandemic of obesity is now engulfing the entire world,” Australia’s Monash University professor […]

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Perioperative Implications of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

| April 26, 2007 | 2 Comments

by Stephanie B. Jones, MD; Jeffrey M. Ellenbogen, MD; and Daniel B. Jones, MD, FACS Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a medical condition that leads to significant morbidity and reduced quality of life. INTRODUCTION Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a medical condition that leads to significant morbidity and reduced quality of life. Patients with OSA […]

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Internal Hernia after Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: A Review of the Literature

| April 26, 2007 | 17 Comments

by Louis O. Jeansonne IV, MD; Craig B. Morgenthal, MD; Brent C. White, MD; and Edward Lin, DO All from Emory Endosurgery Unit, Emory University School of Medicine Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LGBP) has been shown to be an effective treatment for morbid obesity, both in terms of weight loss and improvement in multiple comorbidities. […]

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