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News and Trends—May 2010

| 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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Matrix Medical Communications Names Colleen Hutchinson Senior Managing Editor of Bariatric Times

| May 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

Edgemont, PA—May 15, 2009— Matrix Medical Communications (MMC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Colleen Hutchinson to Senior Managing Editor of Bariatric Times. This new title is a reflection of Hutchinson’s dedication to the pursuit of medical publishing excellence and her level of publishing expertise related to field of metabolic and bariatric medicine.

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Matrix Medical Communications Receives Nursing Accreditation

| July 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

Edgemont, PA—July 5, 2007 —Matrix Medical Communications today announced that the company has been approved as an accredited provider of nursing credits by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

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BAYSTATE MEDICAL CENTER PHYSICIANS PERFORM WORLD’S FIRST COMPLETELY INCISIONLESS STAPLED ANASTOMOSIS

| June 25, 2007 | 0 Comments

The ground-breaking NOTES™ approach through the mouth, facilitated by a computer-powered instrumentation platform, provides a revolutionary and less invasive way to perform traditional surgical procedures SPRINGFIELD – Heralding the dawn of a new age in surgical technology, a team of Baystate Medical Center physicians announced today (July 12) that they have performed the world’s first […]

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Bariatric Times to be published monthly in 2008!

| June 21, 2007 | 0 Comments

Edgemont, PA (August 20, 2007) – Matrix Medical Communications, publishers of Bariatric Times, holds as one of its highest priorities the rapid communication of information that aids healthcare professionals in better caring for the obese and morbidly obese patient. While there are several researched based journals serving the surgical market, only Bariatric Times provides the […]

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Patients Often Need More Than a Weight Loss Solution—They Need a Financing Solution

| June 6, 2007 | 0 Comments

[press release] Introduction Weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass and bariatric banding typically costs between $15,000 to $30,000. Although a number of insurance companies cover these types of procedures, many individuals find it somewhat difficult to attain approval. In fact, a growing number of insurance companies require patients complete a rigorous and supervised diet […]

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