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ASMBS Foundation News and Update—June 2011

| June 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Kelvin Higa, MD, FACS Dr. Higa is President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation; Clinical Professor in Surgery, University of California San Francisco, Fresno; and Director, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Fresno, California.

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Total Bariatric Care

| June 7, 2011 | 9 Comments

by Eric J. Demaria, MD Dr. DeMaria is from New Hope Wellness Center, Raleigh, North Carolina. This column is dedicated to providing updates and commentary on a wide range of topics within the specialty of bariatric surgery This month’s topic: Aftercare: Are We Providing Value to Our Patients? Bariatric Times. 2011;8(6):36–37

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Report Shows Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy has Morbidity and Effectiveness Positioned Between the Band and the Bypass

| May 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times fans: I would like to start this editorial by commenting on the article by Bartholomay on weight loss surgery in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). There is a large patient population in the United States whom cannot receive kidney transplants because they have morbid obesity. Not only is obesity a risk […]

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Surgical Weight Loss Considerations and Nutritional Implications for Patients with Renal Disease

| May 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Linda Bartholomay, BS, RD, LRD Ms. Bartholomay is Manager of Outpatient Nutrition Therapy, Sanford Health, Fargo, North Dakota. Financial disclosure: Ms. Bartholomay reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article.

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Ask the Experts: Dilemmas in Bariatric Surgery

Ask the Experts: Dilemmas in Bariatric Surgery

| May 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

This Month’s Dilemma: Severe Abdominal Pain, Vomiting, and Nocturnal Reflux Caused by a High-placed Gastric Band This Month’s Featured Expert: Natan Zundel, MD, FACS Dr. Zundel is Clinical Professor of Surgery, Florida International University College of Medicine, Miami, Florida. Bariatric Times. 2011;8(5)14–15

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ASMBS News and Update—May 2011

| May 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Robin L. Blackstone, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Blackstone is President-Elect of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and Medical Director, Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Center, Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Keeping the Bariatric Patient’s Skin Intact

| May 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

May 2011 This is a CE-accredited article. Instructions and post-test are available HERE. by ‘Lissa Clark, RN, BSN, MSN, CNE, and Joyce M. Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN Dr. Black is Associate Professor of Nursing, Department of Adult Health and Illness, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. Ms. Clark is Instructor of Nursing, Department […]

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Physician Compensation 2011: How Much am I Worth?

| May 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Bruce Maller; Robin Blackstone, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS

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NewStart Surgical Weight Management Program at St. Alexius Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

| May 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Kerrie Warne, Director, NewStart, St. Alexius Hospital Acknowledgment: The author would like to thank Ms. Stephanie Stemmler, media liason for St. Alexius Hospital, for her assistance with the preparation of this article.

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American Heart Association States Bariatric Surgery Has Benefits that May Outweigh Hazards

| April 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times fans: I’d like to start this editorial by briefly mentioning two articles on obesity and its treatment. The first article by Poirier et al[1] details the scientific statement from the American Heart Association on bariatric surgery and cardiovascular risk, which states that people with severe obesity benefit from weight loss surgery. The […]

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