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Management and Outcomes of Pregnancy following Bariatric Surgery

| May 5, 2008 | 1 Comment

by Jane A. Alston and Giselle G. Hamad, MD, FACS Ms. Alston is from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Hamad is with University of Pittsburgh Department of Surgery, Division of Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery.

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Navigating the Preauthorization Maze

Navigating the Preauthorization Maze

| April 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Susan Gallagher Camden, RN, MSN, WCON, PhD; and Anita Houle Susan Gallagher Camden, PhD, RN, MA, MSN, CBN, is from the Celebration Institute, Inc., Houston, Texas; Anita Houle is Insurance Authorization Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Florida Bariatric Institute, Weston, Florida. Introduction In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of weight […]

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Letter to the Editor: Obesity Bias Affects Diabetes Management…

| April 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times Editor: On January 23, 2008, the headline on the front page of the New York Times read, “Diabetes Study Favors Surgery to Treat Obese.” With front page news stories in addition to television newscasts reporting the benefit of surgical procedures for the treatment of diabetes, it is logical to assume that the […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Understanding Bariatric Risk—A Legal, Clinical, and Customer Service Focus

| April 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

by James W. Saxton, JD; Maggie M. Finkelstein, JD; and Susan Gallagher Camden, RN, MSN, PhD All from Stevens & Lee, Lawyers and Consultants

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Selenium and Bariatric Surgery

| April 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Jacqueline Jacques, ND Dr. Jacques is Chief of Scientific Affairs, Bariatric Advantage, Catalina Lifesciences, Inc., Irvine, California. Introduction Selenium, an essential trace mineral, is an important component of many enzymes and proteins in the human body. Selenium-dependant compounds act as antioxidants, regulate thyroid function, and play significant roles in immune function, detoxification, and muscle […]

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Temporary Covered Stents for the Treatment of Anastomotic Leaks Following Gastric Bypass Surgery

Temporary Covered Stents for the Treatment of Anastomotic Leaks Following Gastric Bypass Surgery

| April 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Jerome Lyn-Sue, MD; Kimberley Steele, MD; Michael A. Schweitzer, MD; Thomas Magnuson, MD; Anne Lidor, MD; Anirban Gupta, MD; and Patrick Okolo, MD. All from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. Introduction Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the most effective and most commonly performed bariatric surgical procedure in the United States.1 While improvements […]

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An Interview…Discussing Obesity, Bariatric Surgery, and the Betsy Lehman Report with George L. Blackburn, MD

| April 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

You place a high level of importance on the multidisciplinary team and mention that this is an important part of the Betsy Lehman Report. Why is it so important to have a multidisciplinary care team within bariatric surgery? Severe obesity is a multifaceted disease; thus the treatment needs to be multidimensional. Staff that make up […]

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Micronutrient and Macronutrient Needs in Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Patients

| March 10, 2008 | 2 Comments

by Dana Swilley, RD Ms. Swilley is with the Section of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, UCLA Division of General Surgery

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Five Minutes with…Joan Carroll, PhD

| March 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

A New Link: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding and Reduction in Insulin Resistance Dr. Joan Carroll is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Her research focuses on the cardiovascular and endocrine effects of obesity. As part of the North Texas Healthy Heart […]

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Discussing Obesity and the Law with Walter Lindstrom

| March 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

Mr. Lindstrom is from the Obesity Law and Advocacy Center, the first practice of its kind and the leading advocate for the rights of persons suffering from obesity and morbid obesity, and is a member of the faculty of training courses for the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the American College of […]

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