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Therapeutic Treatment Options for Osteoporosis in the Surgical Weight Loss Population

| April 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Siggi Ming, MS, ARNP, NP-C, and Russell S. Gornichec, MD, FACS Ms. Ming and Dr. Gornichec are both from the Weight Loss Center of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. financial disclosure: Ms. Ming and Dr. Gornichec report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article.

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Updating Criteria for Weight Loss Surgery

| April 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Richard J. Joseph, BS; George L. Blackburn, MD, PhD; and Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS Mr. Joseph and Dr. Blackburn are from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Center for the Study of Nutrition Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Jones is from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Boston, Massachusetts.

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The Hole  in the Wall with Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS

The Hole in the Wall with Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS

| April 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dedicated to providing a venue for interactive exchange of ideas, interesting topics, and surgical pearls from experts in repair of abdominal wall defects as they relate to bariatric surgery

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Maintaining Dignity of Patients with Morbid Obesity in the Hospital Setting

Maintaining Dignity of Patients with Morbid Obesity in the Hospital Setting

| April 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

This is a CE-accredited article. Instructions and post-test are available HERE. by Shirley A. Thomas, RN, MPA, and Mary Lee-Fong, RN-C, MSN Ms. Thomas is the nurse manager of the Vascular and GI Surgery and Telemetry Unit and Bariatric Consultant at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. She serves on the National Association of […]

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ASMBS Foundation News and Update—April 2011

| April 15, 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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Mechanisms of Metabolic Bone Disease in Bariatric Surgery Patients

| April 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

This ongoing column is dedicated to providing evidence-based bites of information for the clinician on nutritional considerations in the bariatric patient. This Month’s Contributor: Liz Goldenberg, MPH, RD, CDN Ms. Goldenberg is a nutritionist at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell College of Medicine of Cornell University, Department of Surgery, New York, New York. Bariatric […]

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ASMBS News and Update—April 2011

| April 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Robin L. Blackstone, MD, FACS, FASMBS 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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A Surgeon’s Job Often Includes Fixing Complications During Surgery

| March 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Letters to the Editor: Surgeons Should Exercise Caution When Performing SILS

| March 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times Editor: I was duly impressed with the advanced laparoscopic skills demonstrated by the authors of the article “Single-incision Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy” in your February 2011 edition of Bariatric Times. Their successful completion of a challenging operation safely testifies to their technical abilities.

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Routine Preoperative EGD, UGI, and H. pylori Screening: Are They Necessary?

| March 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Tony Chan, MD; Sheela Patel; and Amir Mehran, MD Drs. Chan and Mehran, and Ms. Patel are all from the Matabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. Financial disclosure: Drs. Chan and Mehran, and Ms. Patel have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. […]

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