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News and Trends: January 2017

News and Trends: January 2017

| January 1, 2017

The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) releases The 2017 Obesity Algorithm Denver, CO—For millions of Americans battling obesity, the biggest obstacle to weight loss and wellness is not whether they can stick to a diet or exercise regularly, it’s overcoming the bias they encounter at their own doctor’s office. From blood pressure cuffs and scales designed […]

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ASMBS/NORC Survey Reveals Opportunities in Reaching the Public/Other Physicians about Obesity and its Current Treatment Modalities

ASMBS/NORC Survey Reveals Opportunities in Reaching the Public/Other Physicians about Obesity and its Current Treatment Modalities

| December 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. Dear Colleagues, During ObesityWeek 2016, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and NORC, an independent research organization at the University of […]

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Skin Laxity in Post-Weight Loss Upper Arm Body Contouring Procedures

Skin Laxity in Post-Weight Loss Upper Arm Body Contouring Procedures

| December 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: Skin Laxity in Post-Weight Loss Upper Arm Body Contouring Procedures Featured […]

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The ASMBS Preliminary Evaluation into Bariatric Specific Credentialing/Certification for  PAs, NPs, and CNSs

The ASMBS Preliminary Evaluation into Bariatric Specific Credentialing/Certification for PAs, NPs, and CNSs

| December 1, 2016

This column is dedicated to covering a variety of topics relevant to the multidisciplinary care of the bariatric surgical patient. Column Editor: Karen Flanders, MSN, CNP, CBN Winchester Hospital, Winchester, Massachusetts; President, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Integrated Health This month: The ASMBS Preliminary Evaluation into Bariatric Specific Credentialing/Certification for PAs, NPs, and […]

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Welcome to The Bariatric Surgery Program at the Mayo Clinic Campus in Florida

Welcome to The Bariatric Surgery Program at the Mayo Clinic Campus in Florida

| December 1, 2016

Welcome to The Bariatric Surgery Program at the Mayo Clinic Campus in Florida Jacksonville, Florida by Gretchen E. Ames, PhD, ABPP, and Enrique F. Elli, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Ames is the psychologist for the program and Dr. Elli is the Director of Bariatric Surgery for the Bariatric Surgery Program at the Mayo Clinic Campus […]

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Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

| December 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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Leading through Service and Other Themes of My Upcoming Term as President of the ASMBS

Leading through Service and Other Themes of My Upcoming Term as President of the ASMBS

| November 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Stacy Brethauer Stacy Brethauer, MD, FASMBS, is a staff surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease Institute and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Brethauer is also President-Elect of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dear Readers, Welcome to […]

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Bariatric Times Celebrates the Collaborative Spirit of ObesityWeek

Bariatric Times Celebrates the Collaborative Spirit of ObesityWeek

| November 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. Dear Colleagues, Welcome to ObesityWeek2016, one of the largest and most important conferences that takes place in our specialty. Since the first year the […]

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A Case Series on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and the Bariatric Patient:  Stretta Therapy as a  Non-surgical Option

A Case Series on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and the Bariatric Patient: Stretta Therapy as a Non-surgical Option

| November 1, 2016

by A. Daniel Guerron, MD, and Dana Portenier, MD A. Daniel Guerron, MD Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Duke University Health System, Durham, North Carolina Dana Portenier, MD Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Duke University Health System, Durham, North Carolina Bariatric Times. 2016;13(11):18–20. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: […]

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Tennessee Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Tennessee Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

| November 1, 2016

by Virginia M. Weaver, MD State Chapter President: Virginia M. Weaver, MD Saint Francis Center for Surgical Weight Loss, Memphis, Tennessee Bariatric Times. 2016;13(11):22–24. The Tennessee Chapter of the ASMBS was initiated in 2007 with a mission to address the obesity crisis specifically within the state of Tennessee, which is perennially named in the Top […]

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