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Intragastric Balloons May Help Individuals with Obesity Reach the Important Goal of Modest Weight Loss, Improve Obesity-Related Comorbidities

Intragastric Balloons May Help Individuals with Obesity Reach the Important Goal of Modest Weight Loss, Improve Obesity-Related Comorbidities

| March 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, Since the […]

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Intragastric Balloons: Closing the Gap on Weight Loss Treatment Options

Intragastric Balloons: Closing the Gap on Weight Loss Treatment Options

| March 1, 2016

This column investigates current research in the surgical and clinical aspects of obesity treatment and educates bariatric care professionals on the most up-to-date information on emerging technologies in the field. This month: Intragastric Balloons: Closing the Gap on Weight Loss Treatment Options by Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS Chattanooga Bariatrics, Chattanooga, Tennessee Bariatric Times. 2016;13(3):13–18. […]

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An Update from the Foundation for Surgical Fellowships: Growing Need Requires Broader Support

An Update from the Foundation for Surgical Fellowships: Growing Need Requires Broader Support

| March 1, 2016

This column aims to educate individuals and organizations about the importance of the work that the Foundation for Surgical Fellowships is doing to ensure the funding that leads to the innovative training for surgeons to apply the principles of advanced surgical techniques in patient care. This month: An Update from the Foundation for Surgical Fellowships: […]

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Obesity as a Focus in Anesthesiology Research Between 2000 and 2014:  An Unmet Need?

Obesity as a Focus in Anesthesiology Research Between 2000 and 2014: An Unmet Need?

| March 1, 2016

This ongoing column is written by members of the International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP), an organization dedicated to the bariatric patient. Column Editor: Stephanie B. Jones, MD Dr. Jones is Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School and Vice Chair for Education, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Beth […]

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Late Onset Abdominal Pain After Gastric Bypass Due to a Rare Diagnosis—Jejuno-Jejunostomy Volvulus

Late Onset Abdominal Pain After Gastric Bypass Due to a Rare Diagnosis—Jejuno-Jejunostomy Volvulus

| March 1, 2016

by 2nd LT Solomon Tong, MS; LCDR Jesse Bandle, MD; and CDR Gordon G. Wisbach, MD, MBA AUTHOR AFFILIATION: 2nd LT Solomon Tong, MS, is from Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda Maryland. LCDR Jesse Bandle, MD, is Assistant Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences/F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine […]

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Obesity Medicine 2016 is the Leading Conference for the Advancement of Clinical Obesity Medicine

Obesity Medicine 2016 is the Leading Conference for the Advancement of Clinical Obesity Medicine

| March 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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News and Trends—March 2016

News and Trends—March 2016

| March 1, 2016

The Endocrine Society Offers Obesity CME at 2016 Annual Meeting April 1–4, 2016, in Boston, Massachusetts The Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, ENDO 2016, offers current American Board of Obesity Medicine diplomates and doctors interested in certifying as obesity medicine specialists the opportunity to engage and network with peers while earning Continuing Medical Education credits on […]

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History in the Making: 2016 Brings New Guidelines for the Surgical Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

History in the Making: 2016 Brings New Guidelines for the Surgical Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

| February 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Philip Schauer Philip Schauer, MD, is Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic. He is a past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dear Readers: Last year, two seminal events in our field occurred: The 3rd World Congress […]

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More Physicians Specializing in Obesity Treatment: Total Number of Obesity Medicine Specialists Nearly 1,600 after Most Recent Certifications

More Physicians Specializing in Obesity Treatment: Total Number of Obesity Medicine Specialists Nearly 1,600 after Most Recent Certifications

| February 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 Readers, The year […]

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Pregnancy after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Pregnancy after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

| February 1, 2016

A Retrospective, Observational Study from a Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Lilia Cafaro, MD; Claudio González, MD; Marisa Andreoni, Lic.; Veronica Bottino, Lic.; Adriana Immerso, Lic.; Ethel Hantzsch, Lic.; María F. González Bagnes, BSc; Oscar Brasesco, MD Lilia Cafaro, MD; Marisa Andreoni, Lic; Veronica Bottino, Lic.; Adriana Immerso, Lic.; Ethel Hantzsch, Lic.; and Oscar […]

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