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News and Trends

| December 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

Medicare Announces that it will Now Pay for Obesity Counseling WASHINGTON, District of Columbia (MedPageToday.com and ABC News)—The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare announced that it will pick up the tab for obesity screening and intensive behavioral counseling. CMS, which first floated the obesity coverage plan last September, said it expects more […]

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News and Trends

| November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

The ASMBS Releases Updated Position Statement on Sleeve Gastrectomy as a Bariatric Procedure

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Bariatric News and Trends—August 2010

| August 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Bariatric News and Trends—July 2010

| July 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

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News and Trends: June 2010

| June 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Aetna Inc., UnitedHealthcare to Cover Sleeve Gastrectomy—ASMBS Announces Support of Policy Changes

| May 19, 2010 | 2 Comments

GAINESVILLE, Florida—The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) announced its support of recent policy changes by Aetna Inc. and UnitedHealthcare. The national health insurance companies will now cover laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, a newer method of bariatric surgery that is becoming increasingly popular as a treatment for morbid obesity.

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May 2010 News and Trends

| May 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Covidien Innovation: Delivered Mobile Surgical Tour Initiative Brings Single-Incision Laparoscopic Device and Groundbreaking Procedures to Surgeons around the Country NORTH HAVEN, Connecticut—BUSINESS WIRE—Covidien, a global provider of healthcare products, announced the launch of the “Innovation: Delivered” tour, a mobile program that will introduce surgeons, residents, nurses, and hospital administrators around the country to the SILS™ […]

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Covidien Announces Innovation: Delivered Mobile Surgical Tour

| April 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Covidien Announces Innovation: Delivered Mobile Surgical Tour Initiative Brings Single-Incision Laparoscopic Device and Groundbreaking Procedures to Surgeons around the Country NORTH HAVEN, Conn., (BUSINESS WIRE) –Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, announced the launch of the Innovation: Delivered tour, a mobile program that will introduce surgeons, residents, nurses, and hospital administrators around the […]

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Two Major Insurers Now Cover Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

| April 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Two Major Insurers Now Cover Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Aetna, United Healthcare Each Change Policy to Cover Newer Method of Bariatric Surgery GAINESVILLE, Florida—The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) announced its support of recent policy changes by Aetna Inc. and United Healthcare.  The national health insurance giants will now cover laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, […]

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Positive Trends in the US Gastric Band Device Market—Despite the Economic Downturn

Positive Trends in the US Gastric Band Device Market—Despite the Economic Downturn

| October 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Heather Paterson, BSc; and Kamran Zamanian, PhD Ms. Paterson is Research Analyst, and Dr. Zamanian is Head of Research, iData Research Inc. Introduction Obesity is considered a prevalent and growing disease both in the US and globally by multiple leading health organizations, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease […]

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