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Single Port Access (SPA)  Gastric Band Placement

Single Port Access (SPA) Gastric Band Placement

| June 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Erica R. Podolsky, MD, Wade Naziri, MD, and Paul G. Curcillo II, MD Drs. Podolsky and Curcillo are from Drexel University College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Dr. Naziri is from Southern Surgical Associates, PA, Greenville, North Carolina. Objective. The single port access (SPA) technique was introduced in 2007 as an […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Understanding Bariatric Risk—A Legal, Clinical, and Customer Service Focus

Consultant’s Corner: Understanding Bariatric Risk—A Legal, Clinical, and Customer Service Focus

| June 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

by James W. Saxton, JD; Maggie M. Finkelstein, JD; and Susan Gallagher Camden, RN, MSN, PhD

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The Duodenal Switch Revisited

| June 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Daniel J. Rosen, MD, and Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS Both from Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York. Introduction It has been over a decade since Hess described a significant modification of the Scopinaro bilio-pancreatic diversion (BPD).[1,2] In the duodenal switch (DS), a vertical sleeve gastrectomy provides […]

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Combined Liver Resection and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for a Giant Hepatic Hemangioma: A case report and review of the literature

Combined Liver Resection and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for a Giant Hepatic Hemangioma: A case report and review of the literature

| May 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Manuel Cáceres, MD; David. A. Geller, MD, FACS; and Carol A. McCloskey, MD, FACS Drs. Cáceres and McCloskey are from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Division of Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Geller is from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Liver Cancer Center. Background The obesity epidemic and the evolution […]

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Conveying Empathy: Why Are We Still Struggling?

| May 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN Background There are an estimated 93 million Americans who are obese and an estimated 12 million suffering from morbid obesity. This life-threatening disease in and of itself affects one’s mobility and quality of life, and creates social stigmas.[1] Studies suggest a considerable increase in this disease among all groups […]

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Insights in Interventional Diabetology: Generations of Work Coming Together

| May 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

An Interview with: Dr. Walter Pories,Professor of Surgery, East Carolina University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Greenville, North Carolina, Past President, ASMBS Dr. Neil Hutcher, Commonwealth Surgeons, Ltd., Richmond, Virginia; Past President, ASMBS Dr. Ricardo Cohen, Director, The Center for the Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, Hospital Oswaldo Cruz, and Baros […]

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Book Review of Bradley The Dog Who Couldn’t Stop Eating

| May 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

Bradley The Dog Who Couldn’t Stop Eating by Linda Trainor, Illustrated by John Ewing.

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On the Air with… David B. Sarwer, PhD

| May 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

Interviewed by Cynthia Alexander, PsyD When Bariatric Times asked me to interview Dr. David Sarwer, I jumped at the chance. There are only a handful of psychologists who really understand the field of bariatric psychology. Anyone keeping up with bariatric research will be familiar with David B. Sarwer, PhD. He is Clinical Psychologist and Associate […]

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Retrograde intussusception after bariatric surgery: How rare?

| May 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

Letters to the Editor Dear Bariatric Times Editor: I recently read Dr. Hildago’s article—coauthored by you and published in the February issue of Bariatric Times—entitled “Small Bowel Complications after Malabsorptive Procedures: Internal Hernias, Obstructions, and Intussusceptions.”[1] I had several comments I wanted to make and hope you don’t mind my sharing them with you.

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Matrix Medical Communications Names Colleen Hutchinson Senior Managing Editor of Bariatric Times

| May 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

Edgemont, PA—May 15, 2009— Matrix Medical Communications (MMC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Colleen Hutchinson to Senior Managing Editor of Bariatric Times. This new title is a reflection of Hutchinson’s dedication to the pursuit of medical publishing excellence and her level of publishing expertise related to field of metabolic and bariatric medicine.

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