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Alarming Increase in Malpractice Claims Related to Wernicke’s Encephalopathy Post Bariatric Surgery: An Alert to Monitor for Thiamine Deficiency

Alarming Increase in Malpractice Claims Related to Wernicke’s Encephalopathy Post Bariatric Surgery: An Alert to Monitor for Thiamine Deficiency

| July 1, 2018

by Eric DeMaria, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Christa Trigilio-Black, PA-C Dr. DeMaria is Bariatric Surgeon, Bon Secours General Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital, Richmond, Virginia; President-elect, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Trigilio-Black is Bariatric Surgery, Bon Secours Surgical Specialists, Suffolk, Virginia; Integrated Health Executive Council, Member-at-Large, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery […]

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Piranha in  the Shark Tank: An overview of pseudo health claims, unregulated weight loss supplements, and modern pharmaceutical intervention for the treatment of obesity

Piranha in the Shark Tank: An overview of pseudo health claims, unregulated weight loss supplements, and modern pharmaceutical intervention for the treatment of obesity

| June 1, 2018

by Stephanie R. Therrien, BSc Bariatric Surgery Department, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this manuscript. Bariatric Times. 2018;15(6):8–11. Introduction On January 21, 2018, in a unanimous decision, the biggest deal in the […]

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Response to ACOEM Guideline Statement on Obesity in Workplace

Response to ACOEM Guideline Statement on Obesity in Workplace

| February 1, 2018

by Shanu N. Kothari, MD, FACS, FASMBS Director of Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin Bariatric Times. 2018;15(2)24 Several years ago, our former CEO hired a senior vice president from a very successful manufacturing business that had nothing to do with healthcare to help run our health system. When challenged […]

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Collaborative Advocacy against the Rising Tide of Obesity: A Winning Strategy Pays Off in South Carolina

Collaborative Advocacy against the Rising Tide of Obesity: A Winning Strategy Pays Off in South Carolina

| May 1, 2017

by John D. Scott, MD, and Natalie Heidrich John D. Scott, MD, is Associate Professor of Surgery with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina; Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Director for the Bariatric Surgical Program of Greenville Health System; Assistant Program Director for Greenville Health System General Surgery Residency Program […]

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SOARD Journal Club— A Dedicated Forum for the Critical Analysis of SOARD Publications

SOARD Journal Club— A Dedicated Forum for the Critical Analysis of SOARD Publications

| May 1, 2017

by Haris A. Khwaja, MD, DPhil., FRCS, and Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS Haris A.Khwaja, MD, DPhil, FRCS, is from Phoenix Health Bariatric Surgery Supercenter, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, United Kingdom. Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, is from the Department of General and Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Texas Health Science […]

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Exploring the Role of Single Anastomosis Bariatric Surgery

Exploring the Role of Single Anastomosis Bariatric Surgery

| September 1, 2016

by Eric J. DeMaria, MD, and Antonio J. Torres MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. DeMaria is Director of Bariatric Surgery, Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia; Bon Secours Surgical Specialists, Surgical Weight Loss Center, Suffolk, Virginia. Antonio J. Torres MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Torres is Chief General Surgery Service Department of Surgery, Complutense […]

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Tools and Keys for Success in New and Established Bariatric Practices

Tools and Keys for Success in New and Established Bariatric Practices

| August 1, 2016

by Rachel L. Moore, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Rachel L. Moore is a Metabolic Surgeon and Obesity Medicine Specialist in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bariatric Times. 2016;13(8):10–12. Funding: No funding was provided. Financial disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Trauma call at Charity Hospital was an exceptional […]

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Comments On:  United States Federal Court Decision May Impact the Bariatric Community

Comments On: United States Federal Court Decision May Impact the Bariatric Community

| August 1, 2015

Comments On:United States Federal Court Decision May Impact the Bariatric Community Eligibility Standard of Care, Preoperative Diets Among Debate Access referenced article here: http://bariatrictimes.com/united-states-federal-court-decision-may-impact-the-bariatric-community/ by DANIEL B. JONES, MD, MS, FACS Dr. Jones is Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts. Disclosures: Dr. Jones was retained as […]

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Are Expanded Obesity Treatment Avenues Coming for Medicare Beneficiaries?

Are Expanded Obesity Treatment Avenues Coming for Medicare Beneficiaries?

| June 1, 2015

by Christopher Gallagher Christopher Gallagher is Washington Coordinator, Obesity Care Continuum. Bariatric Times. 2015;12(6):11. May was a very good month for advocacy efforts to expand coverage for obesity treatment avenues for Medicare Beneficiaries. Two major events occurred on Capitol Hill during May 2015—one on the House side and the other across the Hill in the […]

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Taking Bariatric Safety to the Next Level

| October 13, 2014

by Philip R. Schauer, MD; James W. Saxton, Esq; and Amanda R. Budak, RN, CBN, PhD Dr. Schauer 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 and is a leading physician quality […]

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