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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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News and Trends—December 2016

News and Trends—December 2016

| December 1, 2016

New Survey Shows Obesity Ties Cancer as Top Health Threat, Bigger Than Heart Disease and Diabetes for Most Americans NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana—Americans take obesity as seriously as cancer, and say it’s an even bigger health threat than heart disease, the nation’s leading killer, yet most do not go beyond traditional diets or involve doctors in […]

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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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CE for Nurses: Clinical Pearls for Weight  Maintenance Following Bariatric Surgery

CE for Nurses: Clinical Pearls for Weight Maintenance Following Bariatric Surgery

| November 1, 2016

This CE is currently expired. *This is a Complimentary Clinical Nursing Education Activity* Nurses: Earn 1 Contact Hour. Complimentary Continuing Education Course: Clinical Pearls for Weight Maintenance Following Bariatric Surgery Take the test at http://tinyurl.com/BTCENovember2016 Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by November 1, 2017. Participants must answer […]

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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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Introduction of Obesity Medicine Association’s Pediatric Obesity Algorithm

Introduction of Obesity Medicine Association’s Pediatric Obesity Algorithm

| November 1, 2016

by Wendy Scinta, MD, MS Bariatric Times. 2016;13(11): 26–29. The Scope of the Problem In the United States, more than one-third (36.5%) of adults have obesity (CDC). Further, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years, reaching 18 and 21 percent, respectively. Not only are the […]

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