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News and Trends—September 2015

News and Trends—September 2015

| September 1, 2015

ObesityWeek 2015 keynote speakers announced Don’t miss exciting presentations from this year’s ObesityWeek keynote speakers—Dr. Loel S. Solomon and Professor Jan Nedergaard. •    What: Public Health Keynote Speaker •    When: Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 8 am PST •    Who: Loel Solomon, PhD, MPP Dr. Solomon joined Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Program in 2003 and serves […]

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Journal Watch—September 2015

Journal Watch—September 2015

| September 1, 2015

A quick look at the noteworthy articles in bariatric and metabolic research Autologous reconstruction and visceral transplantation for management of patients with gut failure after bariatric surgery: 20 Years of Experience. Abu-Elmagd KM, Costa G, McMichael D, et al. Ann Surg. 2015;262(4):586–601. Synopsis: Bariatric surgery (BS) is currently the most effective treatment for severe obesity. […]

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Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

| September 1, 2015

Original Cartoons by Walter J. Pories, MD, FACS Professor of Surgery, Biochemistry and Kinesiology, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina Click HERE to view original cartoons by Dr. Walter J. Pories

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Two Gastric Balloon Products Get Approval in the United States: The Multidisciplinary Team Remains Important for This New Patient Population

Two Gastric Balloon Products Get Approval in the United States: The Multidisciplinary Team Remains Important for This New Patient Population

| August 24, 2015

A Message from Dr. Raul J. Rosenthal Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Chief of Staff, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; General Surgery Residency Program Director; and Director, Fellowship in MIS and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic […]

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“Drink Responsibly.”  Examine and Eliminate Hidden Calories and Sugars from Beverages

“Drink Responsibly.” Examine and Eliminate Hidden Calories and Sugars from Beverages

| August 1, 2015

A Message from Dr. Christopher Still 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. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Colleagues, In June, […]

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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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The History of Bariatric Surgery: Forty Years in Bariatric Surgery

The History of Bariatric Surgery: Forty Years in Bariatric Surgery

| August 1, 2015

by Mathias A.L. (MAL) Fobi, MD, FACS, FICS, FACN, FASMBS Dr. Mathias A.L. Fobi is a senior staff surgeon at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He was one of the founding members of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) in 1983. He has served as the President of the American Society […]

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General Anesthesia for Vaginal Delivery of Twins in an Anticoagulated Obese Woman

General Anesthesia for Vaginal Delivery of Twins in an Anticoagulated Obese Woman

| August 1, 2015

This ongoing column is written by members of the International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP), an organization dedicated to the bariatric patient. Column Editor: Stephanie B. Jones, MD Dr. Jones is Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School and Vice Chair for Education, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Beth […]

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News and Trends—August 2015

News and Trends—August 2015

| August 1, 2015

FDA Approves THE ReShape™ INTEGRATED DUAL BALLOON SYSTEM, A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND NON-Surgical Weight Loss PROCEDURE FOR People with Mild to moderate Obesity SAN CLEMENTE, California—ReShape Medical® announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the ReShape™ Integrated Dual Balloon System, a first-of-its-kind non-surgical weight loss procedure for people with mild to moderate obesity. […]

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Bariatric Times Reader Survey: JUNE 2015

Bariatric Times Reader Survey: JUNE 2015

| August 1, 2015

In June 2015, Bariatric Times published a brief report on a recent United States court case (Access article here: http://bariatrictimes.com/united-states-federal-court-decision-may-impact-the-bariatric-community/.[1,2] The main debates from the case were issues of patient eligibility, body mass index criterion for bariatric surgery, and informed consent. Respondents included bariatric surgeons and members of integrated health (N=237). All answers were kept […]

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