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A Comment on Checklists in Bariatric Surgery Vitamin Deficiency after Bariatric Surgery: Parts 1 and 2

A Comment on Checklists in Bariatric Surgery Vitamin Deficiency after Bariatric Surgery: Parts 1 and 2

| January 1, 2015

Dear Bariatric Times Editor: This letter is in response to the Checklists in the Bariatric Surgery series, specifically Checklist #22 published in the July 2014 issue and Checklist #23 published in the August 2014 issue.[1,2] Since these two checklists were designed to equip bariatric providers with an easy reference guide to use when treating and […]

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Checklist #28: Enhanced Recovery after Bariatric Surgery

Checklist #28: Enhanced Recovery after Bariatric Surgery

| January 1, 2015

Column Editor Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; Director, General Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida Column Co-editors Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS Associate Director of […]

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Intensive Care Management, Sepsis, and Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome in the Bariatric Patient

Intensive Care Management, Sepsis, and Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome in the Bariatric Patient

| January 1, 2015

by Vivek Bindal, MS, FNB, and Ranjan Sudan, MD Bariatric Times. 2015;12(1):10–14. ABSTRACT Objective: To review the current literature on pathophysiology and challenges in management of the critically ill bariatric patient population. Design: A PubMed search was conducted from 2000 to 2014. Key words used included “intensive care,” “bariatric surgery,” and “morbid obesity.” Results: Patients […]

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News and Trends—January 2015

News and Trends—January 2015

| January 1, 2015

Announcement: FDA Approval of EnteroMedics VBLOC® Vagal Blocking Therapy First New Medical Device Approved for Obesity in Over a Decade EnteroMedics Inc. (St. Paul, Minnesota) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved VBLOC® vagal blocking therapy, delivered via the Maestro® System, for the treatment of adult patients with obesity who have […]

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Do You Have the Right Guts? Obesity and the  Gut Microbiome

Do You Have the Right Guts? Obesity and the Gut Microbiome

| January 1, 2015

This column is written by medical students and is dedicated to reviewing the science behind obesity and bariatric surgery. Column Editor: Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts This month: Do You Have the Right Guts? Obesity and the Gut Microbiome […]

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Moving: The New Exercise Prescription

Moving: The New Exercise Prescription

| January 1, 2015

This column is dedicated to covering a variety of topics relevant to the multidisciplinary care of the bariatric surgical patient. Column Editor: Christine Bauer, MSN, RN, CBN University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital, Havre de Grace, Maryland; President, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Integrated Health This month: Moving: The New Exercise Prescription by […]

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The 14th Annual Surgery of the Foregut Symposium

The 14th Annual Surgery of the Foregut Symposium

| January 1, 2015

A Symposium Preview: The 14th Annual  Surgery of the Foregut Symposium Plus: The 2nd Annual International Congress of Fluorescent Guided Imaging Surgery Coral Gables, Florida • February 14–18, 2015 by Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS Bariatric Times. 2015;12(1):27. Cleveland Clinic Florida in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease Institute will host its 14th Annual […]

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The 15th Annual Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium

The 15th Annual Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium

| January 1, 2015

A Symposium Preview Las Vegas, Nevada February 25 to 28, 2015 by Kathleen A. Wenzler Bariatric Times. 2015;12(1):28. This year’s Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) will mark the 15th anniversary for for the meeting and Dr. Philip R. Schauer’s 15th turn as Executive Director. Through the years, Dr. Schauer, Director of Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric […]

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Will 2015 Bring Intragastric Balloon Approval to the United States? Start Preparing for This New Treatment Modality

| December 10, 2014

Dear Friends and Colleagues: With the holiday season upon us, and 2015 around the corner, it seems like Obesity Week 2014 was a long time ago. For those of you who were unable to attend, let me summarize this event as the most powerful one I have ever attended. Obesity Week 2014 drew over 5,000 […]

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Advancements in Obesity Treatment for the Low BMI Patient Population: Part 2

| December 10, 2014

This column investigates current research in the surgical and clinical aspects of obesity treatment and educates bariatric care professionals on the most up-to-date information on emerging technologies in the field. Part 2: The Outside the United States Perspective An Interview with Gontrand López-Nava, MD Bariatric Endoscopy Unit, Madrid Sanchinarro University Hospital, Madrid, Spain Theodore Ngatchu, […]

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