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Resolution of Fibromyalgia Following Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Resolution of Fibromyalgia Following Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

| August 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Michael J. Boros, MD; Mohamed H. Elgamal, MD; and Alan A. Saber, MD, MS, FACS Dr. Boros is Chief Surgical Resident, Dr. Elgamal is Surgical Resident, and Dr. Saber is Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery, Associate Professor of Surgery—All with Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Malpractice Preventative Maintenance: Record Protocols and Happy Lawyers

| August 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Julie M. Janeway, BBA, MSA, JD From Little Victories™ Medical/Legal Consulting & Training, Onondaga, Michigan

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July/August 2007 Letters to the Editor

| August 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

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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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Regarding Alcohol Use and Health Risks: Survey Results

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times Editor: I noted with interest the article by Cynthia Buffington, PhD, entitled, “Alcohol Use and Health Risks: Survey Results,” which appeared in the March 2007 issue of Bariatric Times.[1] Recent inquiries to the International Bariatric Surgery Registry (IBSR) from patients or family members have been requests for information regarding the incidence of […]

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Energy Metabolism and Biochemistry of Obesity

Energy Metabolism and Biochemistry of Obesity

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD; Daniel Leslie, MD; Bryan A. Whitson, MD; and Todd A. Kellogg, MD, PhD All from the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This article serves as an update of an article on the same topic published in Bariatric Times in September, 2005. (Ikramuddin S, Kellogg, TA. Energy Metabolism and […]

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The Value of Support

| June 2, 2007 | 2 Comments

by Margaret Houk, RN, BSN Margi Houk, RN, BSN, is a case manager with Saint Mary’s Health Plans, Reno, Nevada. My Journey to Surgery I have struggled with my weight since my birth. It is a family disease; my older brother has also dealt with a lifelong battle against morbid obesity and all of its […]

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