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2007 CROSSFIRE: OPEN VS.  LAPAROSCOPIC ROUX-EN-Y

2007 CROSSFIRE: OPEN VS. LAPAROSCOPIC ROUX-EN-Y

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

JONES: Laparoscopic vs. Open Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Does the Data Support One Method Over the Other? Kenneth B. Jones, Jr., MD, FACS, is Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Louisiana State University, Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana. The term “minimally invasive, open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with a left subcostal incision (RYGBP-LSI)” appears to be an oxymoron. […]

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On the Air with…Nicola Scopinaro, MD

| April 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

Interviewed by Kelvin Higa, MD, FACS The US experience with the jejunoileal (J-I) bypass was bittersweet. It was an effective weight loss and metabolic instrument, but the side effects, complications, and nutritional consequences gave us a healthy respect for malabsorption. I was recently invited to the Società Italiana di Chirurgia dell’Obesità in Florence, Italy, celebrating […]

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An Interview with Alan C. Wittgrove, MD

| April 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

To what do you attribute the growth of obesity in our population? Dr. Wittgrove: Obesity is such a complex disease. It is certainly rooted in genetics, but there are so many environmental issues that influence the overall expression of the genetic potential. The fact that we are less active and have more carbohydrates in our […]

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Five Minutes with Alison G. Hoppin, MD – Assessment and Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

| March 25, 2007 | 0 Comments

Alison G. Hoppin, MD, is Associate Director for Pediatric Programs, Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center; Attending Physician in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.Bariatric Times • March 2007 How are children and adolescents physically and emotionally unique in the field of obesity? Dr. Hoppin: No general […]

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Bariatric Allied Health Interview: Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN

| March 25, 2007 | 3 Comments

  Bariatric sensitivity is a very important part of patient care. What do you emphasize with your staff as the most important aspects of being sensitive to these patients?

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